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Call of the Wild
August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Call of the Wild: Using Natural Sounds Recording to Give Voice to Conservation
Wilderness and Whisky is proud to host this ‘Science Behind the Scenery' presentation in partnership with Rocky Mountain National Park and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.
Each year millions of people travel to our national parks in search of adventure. Visitors are wowed by the incredible sights that stand before them as they explore our nation's wild areas. But what if I told you that the sounds of our parks hold a greater ability to leave a lasting impact on our memories of these adventures? I travel to the deepest parts of Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as other parks and places across the country to capture the sounds of animals and acoustic events in order to document the diversity of natural sounds, raise awareness about the importance and impact of these sounds, and to allow everyone to acoustically experience our country's wild places, all in an effort to spark sustainable attitudes leading to the protection of our wild lands.
Dr. Jacob Job is a natural sounds recordist working in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and with the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service. He travels to national parks and other protected areas around the country and world to capture the unique sounds of these places in order to build an appreciation and conservation mindset for natural sounds and the places they reside. Dr. Job is also a National Geographic Explorer and recently spent 2 months traveling the Mississippi River corridor in order to capture the sounds of migratory songbirds and stories of people who share the land with these birds. He hopes this work will stimulate active, mindful listening to nature, reintroduce us to the species and places of our past, and deepen our connection to the natural world and sense of responsibility to take care of it.