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Penn State researcher assists in Global Soundscapes Day to record sounds of the Earth on Earth day

Researchers studying natural soundscapes are hosting a Record the Earth event on Earth Day (April 22) 2014. People from around the world are encouraged to download their free Soundscape Recorder app (from iTunes or GooglePlay Store) and record their soundscapes. The app allows users to record their own soundscape which can then be uploaded their recordings to the Global Soundscapes Day web site (www.globalsoundscapes.org) where participants can share their recordings with the rest of the world. At the web site, users can map out places where “soundscapes make people happy”.
Researchers studying natural soundscapes are hosting a Record the Earth event on Earth Day (April 22) 2014.  People from around the world are encouraged to download their free Soundscape Recorder app (from iTunes or GooglePlay Store) and record their soundscapes.  The app allows users to record their own soundscape which can then be uploaded their recordings to the Global Soundscapes Day web site (www.globalsoundscapes.org) where participants can share their recordings with the rest of the world.  At the web site, users can map out places where “soundscapes make people happy”.
Also at the web site, visitors can listen to over 500,000 stereo recordings from exotic ecosystems (Sonoran Desert, Costa Rican Jungles, Bornean Rainforests) that have been made by soundscape ecologists.  There are also pages where visitors can learn more about the importance of sound in ecology and test their knowledge of how specific sounds that occur in nature.
“Recording soundscapes, the sounds that make up the places we each live, is an opportunity for everyone to participate in the scientific process. Record the Earth is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with others across the country and to identify what makes places important,” says Dr. Jonathan Beever, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Rock Ethics Institute.