Welcome to Earth Out Loud!

This is a place to hear, explore, and respond to stories from our habitat.

A habitat is the natural environment where an organism (such as a person, or an owl, or an oak tree) lives. For humans, our habitat is not only our backyard, or town, or geographical region — but also the whole Earth, since our species populates almost every part of this planet, and because many of the things we do where we live affect organisms that live in other places.   

Earth Out Loud is based in Middletown, CT, and is currently focused on stories from Connecticut and New England. It is created by staff and students at Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment, with help from local elementary school students, teachers, scientists, naturalists and community members.

Earth Out Loud is designed for elementary school-aged children and their parents and teachers. Each episode page offers a short Earth Out Loud story (or two) in audio and/or video format, as well as ideas for exploring the topic further in the classroom or at home. 

Enjoy exploring!