Nature and Ethics
Absolutely the natural museum was able to provide me with the opportunity to experience nature in a way that made me "love respect and admire nature"; The butterfly exhibit was by far the exhibit that made me feel these things towards the natural world. Walking through the museum made me feel as though I should be more grateful for the land that we live on. As I strolled through the museum I thought of all The history and the culture, in the advancements that we made as a society. The exhibit I am referring to is one of the early Floridian exhibits where it showed how native Americans lived prior to European intervention. In today's fast-paced society, it is hard to stop and smell the roses; the Florida natural history Museum allowed me the chance to reflect on the ways people used to live, and the beauty the natural world has to offer that aren't necessarily fully appreciate it. After going to the Florida Natural History Museum I feel as it is my responsibility, my generation's responsibility, to ensure land we live on today, the beauties that are seen today, will be here for future generations to appreciate, to wonder at, and to learn from. 10 out of 10 would recommend going again.
Nature and the Human Spirit
Today society craves immediate service. If it takes longer than 30 seconds to load, we are frustrated. The beauty that the Florida Natural History Museum has to offer, is that strolling through the museum one gets the opportunity to see a still frame of a collaborate moment in history they can be appreciated by all people looking at it. Each exhibit is a work of art, and like all works of art, it can be appreciated with different perspectives. What I enjoyed most was that first the museum was not crowded when I went, which gave me an opportunity to really indulge in each exhibit without having to fear that I was obstructing someone's view or someone's perspective. It is nice to be alone sometimes, and with the museum offered was time to be alone with history. In fact, I had a sense of motivation coming out of the exhibit because seeing where humans have been, living in huts and living in their own trash, to conquering the natural world, it motivates me to keep pushing society further ahead. The museum offers people a chance to appreciate the mystery and majesty of the natural world by allowing each person that visits to reflect in their own way. What cannot be changed is the past, or where we came from. Knowing this and being able to reflect on this is powerful because in can be used as an engine for future direction.