Aug 11th 2021

Eric Leonardson will lead the group through listening exercises during ashort soundwalk which will then be followed by a singing insect monitor training and a second soundwalk led by Dr. Carl Strang. The Singing Insects monitoring program is a citizen science effort to familiarize people with common sounds of singing insects in the Chicago region, including grasshoppers, cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Building on Dr. Carl Strang’s work documenting species across 22 counties, the purpose of the project is to collect local baseline data and help people keep their ears perked for unusual insect calls each summer. Data collected is publicly available to anyone who wishes to use it, and walks are conducted informally site by site along a route prescribed by a surveyor.

Address: 11555 S. Stony Island Ave.
Big Marsh Park

Led by Eric Leonardson and Dr. Carl Strang

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Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology is happy to announce its fifth series with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks program.

Explore the beautiful nature of the Chicago Public Parks in an experience led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists.

Experience the sounds of Chicago and its nature from a new perspective!

Presented by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Night Out In the Parks brings arts and culture to over 500 parks across the city, free and open for public participation.

For more information about the Midwestern Society for Acoustic Ecology, visit our website,

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