Visit our sound gallery to listen to some of the sounds you might experience in the national parks! You can download natural sounds (birds, mammals, geological, meteorological sounds), cultural sounds (cannon fire, Native American music, sensation jazz, reveille), and human-caused sounds (boat, motorcycle, jet, snowmobile, car alarm). NSNSD summarizes sound measurements taken in national parks in a Natural Resource Report series. Click here to see a list of available reports.
Watch our video clips for inspiration and information about acoustic environments, soundscapes, and the field work being done to protect them.
In order to fully appreciate and understand the importance of soundscapes in parks as well as your everyday life, you must experience and explore sound for yourself. To enhance your soundscape experience, simply follow some of our suggested tips.
If you are a teacher or park interpreter looking for fun and informative soundscape activities to share with students or park visitors, then visit our Teaching Soundscapes page.