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Winchester Academy Presents Natural Soundscapes and the Spirit of a Place
October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Natural Soundscapes and the Spirit of a Place
Professor Stan Temple will explore Aldo Leopold’s fascination with natural sounds, introduce the new field of soundscape ecology and share his detailed recreation of the chorus of birds at dawn that Leopold meticulously documented at his beloved shack in June 1940. Today, it is increasingly impossible to escape human-made noise, even in places designated as wilderness, making it difficult to study or simply enjoy natural soundscapes. Preserving the natural sounds of a place may be just as challenging as conserving its plants and animals. Leopold proved again to be ahead of his time by noting and studying the role of sound in the natural world.
Our free programs are open to everyone on Mondays beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Waupaca Area Public Library. Coffee and cookies are served at 6:00 P.M.