ShORE on the IRL

ShORE on the IRL

Friday, November 15
News-Journal Center
221 N. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, Florida

Join MDC, Daytona State College, and Atlantic Center for the Arts for the 2019 Sharing Our Research with Everyone on the Indian River Lagoon (ShORE) event where researchers and agencies will share their expertise about what they have learned, their upcoming projects, and ways that you can get involved.

The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and its drainage basin are unique ecosystems that provide crucial habitat for many species as well as exceptional outdoor opportunities for residents and visitors alike. However, devastating events such as seagrass loss, brown tides and the mysterious deaths of dolphins, manatees and brown pelicans offer mounting evidence that the health of the IRL is in peril. We invite you to join us as IRL researchers share their work and their findings as they seek to monitor and improve conditions in the Lagoon.

The annual ShORE event further expands IRL research opportunities by inviting undergraduate and high school student researchers to share their research findings or research proposals to professional researchers, agencies and, you, the public. By attending this event, you will be providing these new, up-and-coming IRL scientists with the support and encouragement they need to move forward with their academic endeavors. You will also be helping us to identify those students that are especially talented by voting for the People’s Choice Award.

The all-day event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration ends November 13, 2019. Event-day registration will be available.

Register and get more info at the official ShORE on the IRL website.

Meet Our 2019 Keynote Speakers…

Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled the world since 1968 recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. Working at the research sites of Jane Goodall (Gombe, Tanzania), Biruté Galdikas (Camp Leakey, Borneo), and Dian Fossey (Karisoke, Rwanda), he identified the concepts of the Acoustic Niche Hypothesis, and biophony–the collective and organized acoustic output as each species establishes unique frequency and/or temporal bandwidth within a given habitat. Krause is also a founder of the new ecological discipline, soundscape ecology. In the world of fine art, Krause has produced over 50 natural soundscape CDs and designedKrause_Hines interactive, non-repetitive environmental sound sculptures for museums and other public spaces worldwide. Dr. Krause speaks about the voice of the natural world in his TED Talk. Krause, who holds a PhD in Creative Arts with an internship in Bioacoustics, was a key figure in implementing natural soundscapes as a resource for the U. S. National Park Service. His recent book, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places, was published by Little Brown (Hachette) March, 2012, and has been translated into eight languages.

It is with great anticipation that ShORE announces the addition of Jack Hines as a keynote speaker for 2019. Mr. Hines is the protégé of Dr. Bernie Krause, and a trained soundscape specialist with decades of experience in the field. Together, they represent a diverse team of soundscape ecology artists from Wild Sanctuary, the internationally acclaimed soundscape field research and sound arts group founded by Dr. Bernie Krause. Jack Hines is a musician, environmental advocate, GIS technician, field recordist, soundscape ecologist, and educator. His deep understanding of sounds of the natural wild, their relationship to music, and to those of enhancing human health and wellness, make him a multi-talented leader in this field. Both studied and intuitive, Jack’s comprehensive field and teaching skills along with his enthusiasm to share the wonders of the outdoors – and relate them to life in the modern world – are timely and vital.


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