We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene explores the interconnected relationship between humans and nature. A first of its kind in North America, this exhibition features interactive exhibits, thought provoking content, and interesting specimens from our own hidden collections. It also explores things that you can do to get involved.
Coral reefs are predicted to be the first ecosystems that may not survive the Anthropocene. Innovative solutions are needed to reduce carbon emissions and slow ocean warming and acidification. This point is driven home with a thought-provoking funerary book for the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Read what others have written. What will you write?
Look inside a hidden collection at the museum through a new digital interactive display. At first glance, this may look like mason jars lined up on shelves holding a garden harvest, but upon closer inspection these jars are full of amphibian and reptile specimens. What interesting facts will you discover?
Inventive scientists have found ways to help nearly extinct animals such as whooping cranes and river otter populations. There are lots of animals that need our help. This poignant display asks you to vote with a contribution for which animal you think will become extinct next. What animal will you vote for?
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