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Date: January 19, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Zoom 

Cost: Pay What You Can

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Join us for a lecture and discussion from experts in the field working to protect quiet in nature!

Quiet Parks International and the Anza-Borrego Foundation will host a webinar discussing the work of Quiet Parks International and the conservation of quiet wilderness areas. Quiet in nature is essential for healthy interactions among wildlife and is also scientifically proven to improve human wellbeing. Quiet is essential for humans and the conservation areas we are all working to protect.

Last year, Quiet Parks International journeyed to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to record soundscapes in our local desert. In this presentation, they will share some of the data collected, along with how they came to be in this rather esoteric field, the importance of protecting soundscapes, and the negative effects of noise pollution. You’ll also hear sound files from quiet areas all over the world.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with participants on this important topic. Feel free to come prepared with questions for the experts.

Check out the Quiet Parks International website for more information about their work: https://www.quietparks.org/

Please register in advance. Registration will be a pay-what-you-can offering (If you’re looking for guidance, $10 is recommended).

About the organization and presenter:

Quiet Parks International is a non-profit with a vision for a world that offers quiet within and without. A world where everyone has daily access to quiet and opportunities to listen to the sounds of nature. A world where the experience of quiet nature is directly linked to inner quiet, peace and joy of being. They believe that when we save quiet, we save everything else.

Our presenter, Matt Mikkelsen is a sound recordist, audio engineer, and documentary filmmaker. He has worked as an engineer, sound designer, and producer on several award-winning documentaries, but has devoted most of his career to observing, recording, researching and preserving natural soundscapes.