2011 Hear The World Sound Academy
The 2011 Hear The World expedition theme was Sound Academy: Amplifying The Grand Canyon done in conjunction with Global Explorers, Grand Canyon Youth and the National Park Service http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10100630722868119. The expedition took 17 hearing impaired and deaf kids from across the U.S. on a trip of a lifetime. The team rafted the Colorado River; hiked slot canyons; collected recordings and data with an acoustical scientist; and learned about the interplay between human beings, wildlife and the rugged Southwest landscape through the world of sound. Post-trip, the student ambassadors are launching a Hear the World traditional and online social media campaign to educate others about hearing loss and sound, including a sound-themed podcast for the National Park Service’s 5 million annual visitors to the Grand Canyon.