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Sound Around Town will be launching Spring 2018!

What sounds are in your neighborhood?

How do your neighborhood’s sounds compare with others?

How does it make you feel?

Sign up on SciStarter  now to get updates as we get closer to launch!

 

Listen: Our web mobile app will be available to anyone who can access websites while listening outdoors.

Record: Neighborhood sound recording devices will be available in Raleigh, NC area later in Spring 2018 through select libraries. Stay tuned!

About

Sound Around Town is a citizen scientist driven study of urban soundscapes and how individuals are impacted by them.

There are 4 main project goals:

  • 1. Improve NPS National Sound Map with volunteer-collected soundscape recordings from residences across cities in the US.
  • 2. Investigate how human-related and natural sounds vary in space and time across residential landscapes.
  • 3. Map differences in soundscapes (human-related and natural) and noise (perceptions of sounds) across and among neighborhoods in cities.
  • 4. Investigate links between participation in Sound Around Town and awareness, feelings, and effectiveness about soundscapes and noise pollution.

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Get involved!

There are 2 ways that individuals can participate in this project:

1. Listen and try out the app! Our web mobile app will be available to anyone who can access websites while listening outdoors. By listening and answering a few survey questions, personalized sci-art will fabricate based on your unique perspectives on the sounds around you.¬† Participants will be able to save their independent image and share it on social media!

2. Record sounds from your own backyard to help National Parks Service map sound types and sound levels across the United States! Participants will borrow a customized sound recording device from select libraries when it becomes available. Currently, the pilot project is limited to citizens of North Carolina’s Research Triangle. However, the project will expand to other metro areas as soon as we are able!

Sign up for Sound Around Town now to get updates as we get closer to launch!

Sound Around Town will be launching Spring 2018!

What sounds are in your neighborhood?

How do your neighborhood’s sounds compare with others?

How does it make you feel?

Sign up on SciStarter  now to get updates as we get closer to launch!

 

Listen: Our web mobile app will be available to anyone who can access websites while listening outdoors.

Record: Neighborhood sound recording devices will be available in Raleigh, NC area later in Spring 2018 through select libraries. Stay tuned!