A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satelliteimagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting, and inspiring sounds. Students can immerse themselves in a pulsating insect chorus in Borneo’s tropical rainforest, or they can climb the Himalayas and relax to the melodies of birdsong in an alpine meadow. Combined with Google’s Street View images, the sound recordings will provide a complete picture of what it is like to be at ground level in a place. The website was developed by Wild Ambience in Sydney, Australia.
The New Leaders Initiative offers innovative youth programming across the United States, with the goal of engaging, growing, and supporting environmental and social justiceyouth activists so that they can reach the highest version of themselves.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes enters its twentieth year of recognizing inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the United States and Canada. Established by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders, aged 8 to 18, who have made a significant, positive difference to people and the environment.
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.