Guest Blog: Calls of the Wild

National Trust Press Office

The British Science Association are delighted to be working with the National Trust, to promote National Science & Engineering Week, and spread the word about our exciting new public participation project, Calls of the Wild. New for 2013, Calls of the wild is an online experiment, that we want to encourage everybody to get involved in, to join us in celebrating science, and in particular, nature.

We’ve been working with scientists who want to find out just how people interpret the sounds of nature (or ‘calls of the wild’ as we like to think of them!), and what impact they have on people’s psychology and wellbeing. Researcher Eleanor Ratcliffe, from the University of Surrey, has been working alongside Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics engineering expert from the University of Salford, on the project. Ellie’s work is supported by the National Trust. Between them, the researchers hope to…

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