A Quieter Future presented a public outreach workshop, “The Effects of Noise Pollution on Wildlife: Marine Life and Birds”, on September 9, in Fort Lauderdale. The workshop was produced and primarily funded by the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust whose mission is to educate and empower the public to reduce noise pollution. Over 150 people attended, including high school students, city/federal employees, scientists, residents, professionals, environmental organizations, artists, and activists.
PHOTO: L to R: Alena Alberani, Kim Cavendish, SusieQ Wood and Doug Young
Over the course of the workshop, SusieQ Wood, environmental artist, co-created “Symphony of Sounds”, a collaborative artwork bringing awareness to the negative impact noise pollution has on nature, animals and man. The artwork was donated by the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust to the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Kim Cavendish, President and CEO of MODS, said she was pleased that the foundation thought of the museum when selecting a home for the artwork, given the museum’s emphasis on environmental concerns. The accompanying plaque explains that the painting expresses the effects of the workshop topic on the 143 attendees who contributed their individual abstract expressions in layers of symbols, sound and color, and invites the viewer to look deeply as to what they might see or hear.
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