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Public Outreach Workshop: Noise in Communities & Natural Areas

Public Outreach Workshop: Noise in Communities & Natural Areas

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Public Outreach Workshop: Noise in Communities & Natural Areas
Event on 2013-08-27 00:00:00
Free Public Outreach Workshop: Noise in Communities & Natural Areas

Noise has profound effects on us all: job creation and global economic competitiveness, education, your health, property values, quality of life, and even biological diversity on public lands. The National Park Service*, Charles Lindberg's grandson, Erik Lindbergh , NPR commentator Julie Zickefoose, and many others are joining us to start a conversation in Denver with environmental groups, hikers, hunters, recreationists, and businesses to explore solutions and create quieter communities, public lands, and open spaces.

Let your voice be heard. We'll work together to identify concerns, priorities, and possible solutions. The event is free and sponsored by the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust. Go to NaturalQuietWorkshop2013.org for information and to register. Space is limited. For information on the host conference Noise Con, go to inceusa.org/nc13

Denver program overview:

10:00 – 12 :30 PM Morning General Session Speakers (20-40 min. each)
10:00- 10:15 am – Keynote speaker introduction: L.S. Finegold
10:20-11:00 am – Keynote speaker: George Maling and Eric Wood – Summary of & Progress After Recent NAE Projects
11:05-11:25 am – L.S. Finegold (chair) – Managing Community Noise at the Local Level
11:30-11:50 am – D.M. Sykes (co-chair) -Re-kindling Noise Policy After a Thirty Year Lapse
11:55 am- 12:25 pm – Q & A for Morning Speaker Panel

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 4:50 PM Afternoon Technical Session
1:30- 1:40 pm- Introduction: D.M. Sykes (co-chair)
1:40- 2:00 pm – Bennett Brooks – Summary of the Proposed ANSI Standard Providing Guidance for Development of State Noise Regulations and Local Noise Ordinances
2:05- 2:25 pm -Nicholas Miller, "Understanding and Preserving Quiet Areas"
2:30-2:50 pm – Jesse Barber PhD, Boise State University, "How Anthropogenic Changes to the Sensory Environment Alter Animal Behavior"
2:55-3:15 pm – Eddie Duncan, "Using Public Input to Develop Scientifically Sound Noise Pollution Policy for Vermont's Rural Land Uses and Communities"
3:20- 3:40 pm – Jan Jabben, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (NL), "An Indicator for Rating Environmental Quality of Urban Parks"
3:45 -4:15 pm – Les Blomberg, Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, "Natural Quiet: Where to Find it. How to Increase it."
4:20-4:50 Q & A for Afternoon Speaker Panel

Coffee Break 4:50-5:20

5:30 – 8:30 PM (approximate) Evening Session with Keynote Speakers:
5:30-5:40 pm- Introduction: L.S. Finegold (chair)
– Keynote Speakers:
5:40-6:10 pm -Arline Bronzaft PhD, author, "Why Noise Matters" (2012, Earthscan)
6:15-6:45 pm – Kurt Fristrup (NPS, co-chair) – Chief Scientist, Natural Sounds and Night Skies, National Park Service, "Preserving Superlative Opportunities to Hear the Sounds of National Parks"
6:50-7:20 pm -Julie Zickefoose, author/illustrator, "Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds" (2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
7:25-7:55 pm -Erik Lindberg, X-Prize Trustee, Aviator, Grandson of Aviation Pioneer Charles Lindbergh: The New LEAP Prize for Environmentally-Friendly, Quiet, Electric Aircraft
8:00 pm Until Closing – Speaker Roundtable with Audience Q & A Led by Co-chairs K. Fristrup, PhD and D. Sykes

*National Park Service (NPS) works with institutions such as the workshop producers to identify best practices to reduce the impacts of excessive noise on park resources and visitor experience. NPS does not endorse or promote any product, conference, foundation, or organization by their involvement in this Public Outreach Workshop.

at Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, United States


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