Nature and Ethics
A big problem in my hometown over the past few years has been the state of our waterways. We had a terrible algae bloom that destroyed habitats, killed marine life, and put people's health at risk. The exhibit in the museum that displayed marine life brought these memories back to me. The aquatic creature exhibit made me appreciate the beauty of nature, as well as made me realize the importance of maintaining it to the best of our ability. I think my background with such terrible water issues made me look at this particular exhibit differently than others. The Natural History Museum allows visitors to experience nature but making it feel like you're really in the environment they're showing. The lighting is blue and dark in the marine exhibit, making it seem like you are under the water. The fish in this exhibit were larger than I am, and I was able to put it in perspective and realize that even though humans can walk and talk and fish cant, we have an ethical responsibility to take care of them, because we are all apart of the same Earth.