The NOISE Project


The NOISE Project

The NOISE Project


To interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

Dedicated to advancing the understanding and protection of the natural world, the Cornell Lab joins with people from all walks of life to make new scientific discoveries, share insights, and galvanize conservation action.

For the past six years, MAUF has been involved in ongoing national research in collaboration with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. The first research project culminated with the publication of two co-created manuals aimed at building the capacity of communities via by promoting effective partnerships. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology led the research and delivery on the project that was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Bobby Wilson is one of four national CoPI’s on the project, all of whom are representing historically marginalized or underserved communities.

Through this collaboration, MAUF expanded its partnership with Tri-Cities High School (TCHS).  This has led to TCHS students getting the unique opportunity about citizen science as community science collaborators.  MAUF will continue to engage Tri-Cities students in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. research focused on the negative health effects that noise pollution has on farmers in underserved and marginalized communities.  The results of their research have led to the exploration of careers in agricultural engineering.  Specifically, they are researching how to reduce the impact of noise that is produced from farm equipment and the long-term risks of hearing loss to farmers.

Meaningful Collaborations

Partnerships for Impact

Tri-Cities High School Jr. Community Science Collaborators Present the NOISE Project
Members of the Tri-Cities High School National Beta Club Present the NOISE Project at the National Beta Club Regional Leadership Summit in LaGrange, GA.

The NOISE Project is a partnership between Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology and Metro Atlanta Urban Farm.

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