The sounds of nature make us happy, relax us, and create a sense of curiosity about the natural world.

At Purdue’s Center for Global Soundscapes, we are on a mission to record the earth to develop a baseline of what our planet sounds like. Our research extends into some of the most remote and wild places in order to document the sounds of each and every major ecosystem on this glorious planet.

Your donation will allow us to complete this mission, started in 2008, to acquire at least 50,000 recordings for each major ecosystem of the world. There are 32 major ecosystems, and we have completed 28. This means we have only 4 left to go! We have collected over 6 million recordings to date and continue to add to our soundscape archive at enormous rates.

Our work relies on research grants and the generosity of donors like you.

How could your donation help?

$50 helps supply us with batteries to run one acoustic sensor for a year

$150 buys us a portable hard drive to send our data from the field to the center

$250 helps to support a local person to service a sensor for a year

$1000 buys us an acoustic sensor that will record for up to 5 years

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Want to do more?

Contact Marissa Mikel, Director of Development, Purdue Agriculture Development, for naming options and for large, generous donations.

Contact Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, Professor of Landscape and Soundscape Ecology, Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources, if you would like to join any our future research expeditions.

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