Planet Earth

Global Soundscapes

Immerse yourself in the amazing sounds of our planet! Through high quality images, audio files, and live presentation, Global Soundscapes takes you on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology.

Embark on a mission to investigate the dramatic soundscapes of Costa Rica’s rainforests, Washington’s backyard, and beyond. 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.

With Global Soundscapes’ unique format—combining images, sound, and interactive presentation—you’ll hear the Earth in a whole new way!

Livestream Information

We invite the global community to participate from their homes via Zoom livestream. 

Join the Zoom webinar here:
Webinar ID: 982 7679 8533

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16699009128, 98276798533#  or +13462487799, 98276798533 #

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799
International numbers available here:


Cost: Free

Recommended Ages: All ages

Members receive program and event discounts and free admission. Become a PacSci Member.


This program is a co-production of Foxfire Interactive, Purdue University, and Masters Digital with major support from the National Science Foundation. Photographing, audio recording, or video recording the program is strictly prohibited.

Global Soundscapes Show

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