Kamara, Khadija. "Picture at FLMNH" 2016. JPEG
Nature on Display
Personally, the Extinction Exhibit was especially captivating as animals that once roamed the world were re-constructed and put up for public display, transcending the limits of time and place. Additionally, my interest in orthopedic surgery was further fueled by this debut of bones that resembles a mosaic.From the array of limbs in the mammoth to the sharp sets of teeth that align the mouths of ancestral sharks, I was constantly engaged. The contrasting stature of the giant ground sloth and the relatively small figure of the modern sloth was especially interesting. Seeing the practical use of fossils in the natural world rather than pages of textbook further established a deeper relationship to science for me. I love the relationship that this museum establishes between visitors and the exhibits through constant interaction with the environment as seen in their Butterfly Garden, Extinction Exhibit, Native American Exhibit, etc.
Nature and Ethics
This museum has provided me with the opportunity to appreciate the land for more than just its economic value. I feel more informed because of this museum as information is readily available, within a glimpse of the eye. I sensed community in this environment and felt engaged and catered to throughout the museum. The friends I went with were equally in awe over the beauty that laced this museum. The Natural Museum allowed visitors to interact with the environment through their multitudes of exhibits that cater to different interests.The pictures above display an eco-friendly exhibit that have hundreds of facts and tips that can improve the energy-efficiency and sustainability of homes. This exhibit uses vivid colors and appealing (large) font to attract visitors. Nonetheless, this exhibit is essential as worldwide we look for sources of renewable energy. My experience in the museum instilled a desire to engage with nature more frequently in my local community and partake in eco-friendly behaviors.