Nature on Display
The exhibit I found the most interesting and captivating was the Butterfly Rainforest. I found the design of this exhibit to be so appealing because it was very natural. I learned a lot more about butterflies through this exhibit because it was more interactive and thus more interesting to read the signs throughout the garden. Through the signs I learned more about the different species of butterflies and what their different colors and wings mean. I may not have been as invested in learning about butterflies had it just have been inanimate pictures or preserved butterflies. I found it enjoyable to walk through this garden with my friends and search for butterflies amongst the beautiful plants and streams.
Nature and Ethics
The Natural History Museum allows its audience to view the exhibits and experience nature in ways that Leopold recommends. All of the exhibits demonstrate the importance of the preservation of the natural environment. The promote the view of the "biotic community" and influence the audience to begin to show more love, respect and admiration towards nature and animals. The museum also goes a step further to educate its audience on how to become more environmentally efficient. For example, they display a home that it completely efficient, which is in the photograph above. As I went through the museum I felt more connected to nature, as the exhibits were very interactive, even though I was inside a man-made building. It helped me sense the beauty of nature, and made me feel more inclined to take action in doing my part to conserve the future of the natural world.