World Listening Day at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate World Listening Day at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. MSAE member and School of the Art Institute of Chicago instructor Monica Ryan will lead a soundwalk in Miller Woods focusing on listening, recording, and memory. Updates will be posted on the MSAE website at

The Douglas Center is located in the Miller section of Gary, a short five block walk along Lake Street north from Miller station on the South Shore Line commuter train; schedule online:

World Listening Day observes July 18 as a day to:

  • Celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology
  • Raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography
  • Design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices

Visit the MSAE Facebook event for more information on the sound walk and join us on Saturday.

For those who are traveling from Millennium Station in Chicago, the Eastbound NICTD (South Shore Line) Train No. 605 departs at 12:12 PM and arrives at Miller Station at 1:21 PM.