Sound Map
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Sound Map

Sit somewhere in your nearby nature and listen to sounds. Identify them as natural or man made.

Challenge provided by: Inner-Naturalist
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Year-round icon Year-round
Start Date: Jan 2, 2024
  • Try this in different seasons
Less than 30 minutes icon < 30 minutes Easy icon Easy Outdoor Only icon Outdoor
 icon Free

This Challenge is for:

  • All Ages
  • PK-K
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Formal Educators
  • Informal Educators

Challenge Topics:

  • At Home
  • Biodiversity
  • Connecting Children with Nature
  • Homeschool
  • Nature and Mental Health
  • School Campus

This Challenge is accessible for:

  • People with Visual Impairments
  • People with Mobility Impairments
  • People with Developmental Impairments

Don’t forget your...

  • Journal and a writing device

To complete this challenge

Step one

step one

Choose a place in nearby nature to create a sound map. The more biodiversity in the area, the better.

Step two

Step two

Create a sound map in your journal when your place has been chosen.

Step three

Step three

Close eyes and listen closely to the sounds around you. Identify them as natural or man made. Can you further identify what is making that sound? Bird, wind, car, insect ect.

Step four

Earn your badge!


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