You know how hard it is to talk over a loud noise like a baby’s cry or an airplane flying overhead.

Sounds capture attention. Sounds of all sorts (from bird song to bus noise) can change how we learn and interact in different settings. Sounds can have an emotional and physical impact too. You may know people who are triggered by loud noises or who calm down when they hear music they like. We are investigating how sounds around us (soundscapes) impact people and their learning outside school in spaces like parks, zoos, and science centers. Our video explains more.

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Sound Travels is made possible with support from the National Science Foundation DRL-2215101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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