Good Life Nature Activity at FLMNH By: Teresa Cheung

Nature on Display: The one exhibit that was particularly interesting to me was the variety of shark jaws displays. In this exhibit, there was should several shark jaws that belonged to extinct sharks except the jaw that belonged to the great white shark. The design of this exhibit was appealing to me because of how gigantic the shark's jaws were compared to my height. The exhibit had captured my attention at first when I walked passed by the gigantic jaw of the megalodon whose jaw height was longer than my height of five feet and five inches. What I learned about the natural world from the exhibit that I might not have understood through another medium would be comparing the sizes of the shark jaws to my height. If I saw a diagram in a book of the sizes of the shark jaws in relation to a human on paper, I would not physically understand the sizable fear of how big the sharks can actually be in real life. My experience at the museum was enjoyable because of how different lighting techniques were used to light up an exhibit to try to convey a deeper understanding of the exhibit. The shark exhibit used dark and blue lights to mimic the deep ocean.
Nature and Ethics: The Natural History Museum did provide me the opportunity to experience nature in ways that Leopold recommends because of how realistically nature preserves were mimicked throughout the museum as I took my tour. The incorporation of the mangrove trees near the bridges gives a sense that mangroves are intertwined within the human lives and that we are together the biotic community that Leopold is referring to. As I went through the museum, I felt a sense of closeness to the exhibits such as the dinosaurs, the fishes, the trees, the native american displays, etc. As I went through the museum, I mainly thought that I could have lived in one of eras that are displayed in the exhibits.While I was in the museum, other people that were there reacted with curiosity and interesting in learning about the different exhibits. The Natural History Museum allowed visitors to connect with nature by intertwining nature displays with the tour path like shown above with the mangroves and in another exhibit where we were able to walk inside a cave where animal displays lived. My experience in the museum instills my ethical responsibility to protect nature as Leopold imagines because I share his same view that were should stop viewing land as economical value. Nature and humans should coexist to benefit each other where little harm comes to each side.
Nature and the Human Spirit: The Natural History Museum helps us step out of our daily lives through constructing and organizing a variety of exhibits that demonstrates different cultures and lifestyles from around the world ranging from butterflies to dinosaurs. The structure of the Natural museum helps us better understand who we are by educating us on the different cultures and traditions that are around the world. With that we, reflect upon them in comparison to the lives that we live now in order to understand the notable differences between them to grow as a cultured person. The exhibits help us appreciate the mystery and majesty of the natural world through providing a display as shown above and including a small section that includes a a brief summary of what is inside the display. In the display in the photo, the informational sections told the story of how to fish in the villages. However, not every detail was mention so that left us the mystery and majesty to our imaginations to personally develop and idea of what had happened in the past. Most definitely, the summaries frequently appear among displays and help lead the viewer to the beginning ofg the story of the display.

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