Sound Around Town
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|Presented By||North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Colorado State University, NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division|
|Goal||improve US noise map & gain insight on sound/noise perception|
|Task||Set up sound recorder & participate in attentive listening hours|
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Sound Around Town
United States of America
Noise and sounds in different forms are everywhere. However, where, how, and to what levels noise pollution and sounds impact people is highly understudied. The goal of this Sound Around Town project is to better understand how this daily exposure affects us through your help in collection of more acoustic data within cities as well as attentive listening exercises. Through the combination of this data as well as the foundational US noise map modeled by the National Parks Service Natural Sounds Division, people will be able to become more aware of what areas are loudest. The attentive listening portion involves noting sounds and their identities as well as time at which the sound occurred, followed by an experiential survey investigating reactions and feelings toward sounds.
|Project Timing||year-round, long-term project, each volunteer can check out a recorder for weeks at a time|
|Materials List||Roland Sound Recorder|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At home|
|Tags||city, noise pollution, sound|
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