Zone 3: Finding A Balance

Overview

Zone 3 presents the importance of finding a balance between civilization’s basic needs, man’s growing hunger for prosperity and the limits of the Earth’s carrying capacity.  Exhibits illustrate how the United States’ lifestyle has grown increasingly energy-dependent and the price that comes with this growth, not just in the U.S. but around the world. A dynamic media element engages visitors in the history of electricity. A second media interactive presents stories from around the globe describing the impact of man on the environment.