Join us in the Goldman Theater to enjoy recordings by the “Nature Sounds Society”, a family-friendly film and a great Birding Documentary!
Time: Nature Sounds Society 12:15-1:15pm, Happy Feet 1:30-3:18pm, Documentary (TBA) 3:30-5pm.
Location: David Brower Center (Goldman Theater), Allston Way Berkeley, CA
Registration is not required (First come, first served)
Nature Sounds Society 12:15-1:15
Listen to bird songs from around the state in an Immersive audio experience with acoustic
ecologist Dan Dugan. Techno wizard Dugan will also give a quick survey of nature recording
equipment and a brief ear training exercise.
Participants will learn to recognize the songs of specific birds, as well as the elements of a
natural soundscape and the basics of nature sound recording while listening to soundscapes
from parks and wildlife preserves all over California, including Muir Woods, Lava Beds, the
Central Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yosemite.
Dan Dugan started his career as a theatrical lighting designer, then switched to sound. In 1968,
he was the first person to be credited as a “Sound Designer.” Dugan invented the automatic
microphone mixer in 1974, and in 2020 received an Emmy for his contribution to television.
Dugan has been a technical advisor to the Nature Sounds Society for over thirty years and is a
board member. He has published six relaxation CD’s of nature sounds with
naturemusicdownload.com and a full-length dawn chorus from Mariposa Grove in Yosemite
Acoustic Ecologist Dan Dugan
The Nature Sounds Society is a world-wide organization whose principal purpose is to
encourage the preservation, appreciation, and creative use of natural sounds. The Society
promotes education in the technological, scientific, and aesthetic aspects of nature sounds
through its programs and a diverse network of contacts.
Happy Feet (1:30-3:18pm)
FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES!
A Classic Adventure of Most Everyone’s Favorite (and lovable) Birds – Penguins!
Birders: The Central Park Effect (3:30-5pm)
Join us at 3:30 PM in the Goldmen Theater of the David Brower Center for a FREE one-time Screening of BIRDERS – The Central Park Effect
A must-see for all urban birders — it will make you want to grab your binoculars and head for the closet city park….
and, the film not only features Central Park’s most famous birder, Chris Cooper but also includes a cameo by Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s own Glenn Phillips!