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Preserving Quiet in Nature Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Location:  Online via Zoom – Instructions to access webinar will be sent with your confirmation after registration. 

Recording available! If you cannot attend live, no worries. All registrations receive a recording of the webinar emailed to your inbox.  

 Cost: Non-members: $15, Members: $10, Students: $5 

Description: Join us for the content you didn’t know you needed, a fascinating webinar and discussion from expert sound recordist and quiet conservationist, Matt Mikkelsen. Matt is the director of the Quiet Wilderness Area division of Quiet Parks International (QPI), a nonprofit working to protect quiet in nature and spread awareness about the science of natural soundscapes.  

QPI has teamed up with Anza-Borrego Foundation to study and protect the natural sounds of Anza-Borrego by designating the State Park a Quiet Conservation Area, where we are working to preserve quiet and spread awareness about its importance. 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.  

In this webinar, world traveler and audio engineer, Matt, will share about the science of sound, the global work of Quiet Parks International and the importance of protecting soundscapes, the negative effects of noise pollution, and what data has been collected to understand the sounds of nature in Anza-Borrego. 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.  Register Here 

IMPORTANT: After registering, the confirmation email will provide you instructions to register your email address with Zoom, where a link to access the webinar will be emailed to you. Don’t forget this additional step! 

Can’t make this one?  

Here are other “quiet” events happening this season: 

January 20 – Desert Dharma: A Quiet Hike to Quiet the Mind 

February 24 – Desert Dharma: Hike & Write

March 22-24 – Quiet Research Retreat (link coming soon) 

April 20 – Desert Dharma: Yoga in the Park (link coming soon)

About The 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. 

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Feb 08 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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