Environmental Consciousness with Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity

The Indiana State Museum explores the delicate balance that man and nature must strike in their new exhibit, Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity. Take your Indianapolis kids to the Indiana State Museum now through December 31, 2009 to experience a view of the Hoosier state that no longer exists. This Indianapolis museum offers family friendly fun in the Circle City.

Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity offers a glimpse into the wildlife of the state of Indiana. The exhibit urges attendees to imagine seeing elk in their backyards, the roar of a mountain lion outside their bedroom windows and even the darkening sky as thousands of passenger pigeons fly overhead. The wildlife environment in Indiana was much different 12,000 years ago. Even vast changes have occurred over the past two hundred years.

Since the Ice Age, wildlife in Indiana cities is much scarcer and less diverse. The Indiana State Museum’s new exhibit, Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity, explores the impact man has had on the changing landscape of the United States and the consequences of our success on wildlife and nature. Learn about prehistoric creatures that used to roam the land that is now the Circle City. Find out about recent specimens that have gone extinct, and how animals and humans must depend on one another for survival.

This exhibit is full of taxidermied specimens from the Indiana State Museum’s collection. See these creatures up close and personal as you learn about your own footprint’s effect on the environment. Discover tips for how you can do your part to preserve Indiana’s habitat. In addition, Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity features hands on activities for museum visitors to experience and learn from the past and to discover new ways to contribute to the conservation of our future. From a simulated fishing pod where guest learn about fish native to Indiana to a comparison of different types of light bulbs and their effect on the environment, this green exhibit touches on it all.

After you leave Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity, you will be armed with the tools to become a super hero to nature. Check it out at the Indiana State Museum now through December 31, 2009. For more information on this and other Indianapolis art and Indianapolis history exhibits at the Indiana State Museum, visit their website.

Located in the heart of Indianapolis downtown, the Indiana State Museum is right on the Canal Walk and White River State Park. In this beautiful part of Indy, enjoy other Indianapolis attractions such as the Eiteljorg Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions and Indiana History Center and more. Discover adventure in Indianapolis on Fun City Finder.com.

Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity
Now through December 31, 2009

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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