You are invited to attend a Free Public Outreach Workshop on The Effects of Noise Pollution on Wildlife: Marine Life and Birds, sponsored by the Japanese-American philanthropy, Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust, organized by U.S.-based Quieter America with assistance of South Florida Audubon Society and South Florida Wildlife Center, hosted by U.S. Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

One study documented noise as a major factor in the population decline of 234 species of birds and mammals near human infrastructure, additionally resulting in reduced plant growth and reproduction.

Scientists Kyle Baker, NOAA, Chris McClure, American Kestrel Partnership, Jose Alicea-Pou, University of el Turabo, and George Frisk, FAU, will present leading research on the effects of noise on wildlife and ecosystems and how current policies exacerbate problems. Quiet-aviation pioneer Erik Lindbergh will speak about following his grandfather Charles Lindbergh’s footsteps, and pioneering the first quiet-electric aircraft flight over the Grand Canyon. Houston Cypress, Miccosukee activist/artist of the Otter clan, will offer his indigenous perspective. Environmental artist Susie Q Wood will co-create a Quieter America legacy painting with attendees.

Workshop takes place September 9, 10:30am-4pm, at Westin Resort and Spa, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.

Pre-registration: [email protected], 970-224-2932; Doug Young, 954-232-1956, [email protected]; [email protected]