In Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s We Are Nature exhibit, we are asking visitors to share their immediate thoughts after walking through the installation. As pictured above, many have been left with mixed emotions. The exhibit itself serves as a starting point in the discussion of sustainability, conservation, restoration, and climate change. The museum recognizes the diversity that comes along with this issue in discussing environmental understanding and is curious to see what visitors have to say.
The option of leaving comments behind has created a visual representation of where our visitor’s opinions lie. Post-it notes are being used and placed into one or more categories by attendees based on feelings ranging from empowerment to disbelief. We’ve received numerous responses in almost all categories, but have selected those that foster a productive dialogue. Here are just a few of our favorites thus far.
This blog series highlights anonymous responses from the We Are Nature exhibit on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that explains and explores the topic of the Anthropocene. Each blog features Post-it notes left by museum visitors. Readers may find thought-provoking insights, inspirational words, or easy conversation starters for their next discussion. All Post-it notes will be recycled at the close of the exhibit.