Join us at sunrise on Make Music Day in a public, participatory performance of Dean Rosenthal: Stones/Water/Time/Breath led by MSAE founder Eric Leonardson
On April 6, 2017 Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W. Long, and Eric Leonardson provide a workshop on public engagement in urban soundscape awareness based on their recent experience collaborating in the Night Out In The Parks soundwalk series and The 606 Soundscape Project. All three are […]
On April 26 the Illinois News Bureau published Jodi Heckel’s feature with MSAE founder and co-chair Eric Leonardson on the benefits of soundwalks. On April 27 and 28 Leonardson is a guest of the Sonified Sustainability Festival at University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana where he leads soundwalks in Meadowbrook Park on Thursday, and Anita Purves Nature Center and Busey Woods on Friday.
The April 27 walks are at Meadowbrook Park and the April 28 walks are at Busey Woods. Admission is free, but tickets are required
March 16, 2017: We are pleased to announce DNAinfo Chicago’s Rogers Park & Edgewater correspondent, Justin Breen posted an article about MSAE founder, Eric Leonardson and our second annual ‘Soundwalks In the Parks Series.’ Breen notes that support of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out […]
Among our new partnerships in 2016, MSAE is pleased to support two upcoming training sessions for The Calling Frog Survey, initiated by Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Singing Insect Monitoring Program initiated by Carl Strang and Chicago Park District’s North Park Village Nature Center. Our cohort discussed implementation of these “citizen science” efforts with the park and museum staff.
We are working to schedule a time to meet and discuss the Calling Frog Survey winter workshops before they start in February. Beginning and experienced monitors are welcome to participate. The first workshop is Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am-Noon at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Acoustic monitoring of amphibian, insect, and other animal populations plays a key role in assessing eco-system health. Acoustic monitoring is a non-invasive, non-lethal way to track trends in the lives of animals, especially those who are elusive. Our data helps detect population changes before extinction and invasion, as well as assess the effects of land and water quality management, including ecological restoration efforts.
We look forward to sharing more details about the Singing Insect Monitoring Program, to be confirmed soon.
Here’s the hand-drawn map our soundwalkers made, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on 20 November, 2016, noting the various sounds heard on-site around Ryerson Cabin on the Des Plaines River. Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin […]