Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Happy Earth Day!  To celebrate the day, here are two items about what NASA and Purdue University are doing today.  First, NASA's Earth Day 2014 Promo.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on Earth as NASA takes part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day.  Join us this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.
Next, Purdue University reports Purdue researcher plans Global Soundscapes Day to record sounds of the Earth.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is collaborating with partners across the globe for a special Earth Day experience on Tuesday (April 22) designed to capture up to 1 million natural sound recordings and upload them for preservation.

Global Soundscapes Day, led by Purdue ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, will shine the spotlight on the importance of natural soundscapes and the potential for growing research and encouraging middle school and high school students about the career potentials in this field.

"Our aim is to get people from all walks of life and from across the world to record their soundscapes and to answer questions related to how they relate to them," said Pijanowski, a Purdue professor of forestry and natural resources.

"We hope to use these collected soundscapes from Earth Day 2014 to change the sound of public spaces, hospitals and other venues, replacing them with sounds that make us feel good, sounds that are peaceful and restful."
Once again, Happy Earth Day!

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