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Make Some Noise for Citizen Science!
By Eva Lewandowski, Sep 29, 2016
Scientists need your help with a variety of audio-based research projects. Monitor noise levels near you; record sparrows’ songs to discover variations; track killer whales through audio recordings; and more! Below, our editors highlight four citizen science projects focused on sounds. Find more with the SciStarter Project Finder.
The SciStarter Team
Noise can increase stress and make it difficult to concentrate. How noisy is your home, workplace, or neighborhood? Download an app to detect noise levels, compare your results to others, and help scientists build a global noise map!
The Salish Sea Hydrophone Network needs your help to help monitor the critical habitat of endangered Pacific Northwest killer whales by detecting orca sounds (online) and measuring ambient noise levels.
Eva Lewandowski is the Citizen-based Monitoring Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she coordinates a statewide citizen science network. She has a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota and is an active volunteer.