There were many ways in which the viewer, walking through the FLMNH, was able to interact with nature and gain a sense of the human interaction with our environment. For the average museum-goer (with myself included), the FLMNH provides an alternative view of the natural world, as we are exposed to parts of our world we've never before seen and are allowed to visually interact with nature in many different ways. Although the museum definitely provides historical accounts of the human-nature interaction throughout its exhibits, I found it difficult to examine the current environmental impact we humans have on the natural world in detail.
Additionally, though the FLMNH took steps to ensure its exhibits were as interactive as possible, I questioned the ethics of one display in particular: Charles Doe's egg collection. Specifically, I wondered how exactly Charles Doe came to acquire these eggs, and how many baby birds were harmed in the making of this exhibit. Consequently, this exhibit caused me to realize the extent to which scientists (especially, to my surprise, bird egg examiners) will go to in order to examine and define nature, even when we may harm natural creatures or disrupt the balance of ecosystems in the process. This, in turn, facilitated my consideration of the overall impact of human processes and curiosity on our environment -- which, in many cases, can create negative results. Thus, ethical questions posed by my analysis of the Charles Doe egg collection at the FLMNH provoked me to question human-environment interaction and, as Leopold imagines, inspired me to interact with the natural world in a more responsible and conscious way.
With Doe's egg collection
Nature and the Human Spirit