Global Soundscapes

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Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth is an interactive theatre program blending live presentation with audio and video recordings of biologists, environmental scientists, and indigenous peoples around the world. This program introduces students to the emerging field of Soundscape Ecology, focusing on the diversity and changes in ecosystems that can be detected through analysis of audio recordings. 

  • Investigate the dramatic soundscapes of Costa Rica’s rainforests, Hawaii’s coral reefs, and Mongolia’s vast grasslands. 
  • Learn about the tools that scientists use to record and analyze sounds.
  • Explore basic acoustics through interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal chords, and slobbering “raspberries.”
  • Discover what soundscapes tell us about the health of our planet. 

This program pairs well with the OMNIMAX film, Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey.

Global Soundscapes for Secondary is available only on Teen Tuesdays. This modified version for Environmental Studies 11 students will use spectrographic analysis to compare soundscape recordings, and learn how this data is used to help scientists conserve and protect fragile ecosystems.


$4 per student


  • 45 min


Global Soundscapes for Secondary available only on Teen Tuesdays.



Grade Level(s): 

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 11


  • Animals
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Sound



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