In regards to Leopold's recommendation for experiencing nature, I think that this museum, especially this specific exhibit, captured that. When I came across this exhibit, I couldn't help but admire and as a result, love the artwork reflected in the clothes of the indigenous people. I felt a sense of happiness when looking at this exhibit due to its bright colors and I found myself appreciating the long and tedious work of crafting these fabrics. My favorite was the black and white bag with a horse on it, which made me think that the person who crafted it, incorporated their culture and way of life into the design.
As I went through the museum, I respected the various items on exhibit. I found myself staring in awe at every exhibit, due to the history and culture that came along with each one of them. I was anxious to experience every exhibit that the museum had to offer. Other people had the same reaction as me; all eager to read the signs, press the buttons at the interactive exhibits, and see things such as fossils and live frogs. The Natural History Museum allowed visitors to connect with nature by offering such opportunities such as live animals and interactive exhibits. This keeps people entertained and allows for the visitors to connect on a more intimate level with the nature, as opposed to just reading signs or books. My experience experience did instill me in an ethical responsibility to nature as Leopold imagines because I found myself appreciating, admiring, and thus loving the nature that was offered at each exhibit. I felt connected to nature and felt a responsibly to respect and love things rather than conquer and make nature how humans see fit.
The black and white bag with horses on it was my favorite.
An indigenous woman's dress made for a special festival or occasion.
Nature and the Human Spirit
Fossils and Caves