Many natural sounds—from waves crashing on the beach to moose munching on shrubs along the riverbank—have been captured and saved as recordings in the Western Soundscape Archive, a project initiative by the [Marriott] library in 2007. Now many of these recordings have been featured in the life diorama in the new Natural History Museum of Utah. Jeff Rice and Dr. Kervin Colver captured recordings at locations throughout Utah to match sounds of the four museum life exhibitis: The Great Salt Lake Area, Our Backyard, Late Cretaceous (created using sounds paleontologists think might have occurred during this period) and an interactive exhibit for children. The new museum was unveiled to the public in November.
—From Inspirations, Spring 2012, a publication of the Marriott Library