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Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), established in 2009, is a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, while promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.

MSAE realizes it mission through local initiatives in agreement with the common aims and goals of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). These include public soundwalks, educational workshops, and creative and scholarly productions. We work in partnership with the National Park Service, Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago Park District, Chicago Wilderness, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Mixage Fou, and World Listening Project, among others.