Local Nature: Power of Tranquility in a Noisy World

Human beings have evolved into creatures with a markedly visual perspective of the world: seeing is believing. We are often aware of changes in our environment by seeing them. Soundscape ecologists, however, have been observing these changes by listening, and are alarmed at what they are learning. There is a cacophony of man-made noises bombarding all living organisms, including humans. In this hour, come learn the latest research and current thinking about our sonic world, and how you can become an active participant in seeking positive approaches to encouraging tranquility and mitigating noise pollution. This event will not be recorded so sign up now for the live presentation.


Bernie Krause, author, musician and soundscape ecologist, is one of the founders of that new ecological discipline. In 1968, he founded Wild Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to the recording and archiving of natural soundscapes. He has spearheaded creative projects highlighting biophonies through ballet, symphonies, art installations and scientific publications.


No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

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Margot Rawlins
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Monday, October, 18, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm