The Anchorage Museum has partnered with schools and organizations since 2018 to record and collect Alaska’s dynamic soundscapes. One of these partners is the Campbell Creek Science Center (CCSC). In addition to recording sounds near the CCSC, museum educators introduce local sixth-grade students to the field of soundscape ecology during the CCSC’s spring Outdoor Week. This lesson is a digital version of the museum’s Outdoor Week station.
Recommended grade level: 6th-8th
- Discover how to utilize our sense of hearing to make observations of the natural world
- Practice close listening
- Learn how soundscape ecology helps scientists understand different environments and how they change and evolve over time
- Use data sheets to make and record observations
- Think critically and support answers with evidence