Students to create Mumbai's noise map

Students to create Mumbai's noise map - The Times of India: "MUMBAI: Students from two south Mumbai schools will record decibel levels during the upcoming festive season and post the figures on a social networking site to create a noise map of Mumbai.

The students of J B Petit and Navy school, on Friday, got lessons on noise pollution. Noise levels are expected to hit a high during the season.

The kids, who study in classes IV, V and VI, learned how to measure noise levels using an application on their or their parents' smartphones. "Phones and gadgets excite kids. What better than creating awareness among them about noise pollution by using phones," said Sumaira Abdulali, convenor, Awaaz Foundation, which conducted the session at the schools. The students learned to download the app and use it to record noise levels.
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