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Nature Maestro Expedition

By Earth in Concert

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Be a Nature Maestro!


Students, parents, and educators, use an iPad and your imagination to create and share your unique experience in the Costa Rican Rainforest or Glacier Bay, Alaska. Immerse yourself in each of these great biomes while gaining a greater appreciation of Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems.

Build audio-rich scenes called “Soundscapes,” using Christine Walker’s colorful illustrations, and Dennis Hysom’s animal and nature sounds recorded on location in Costa Rica and Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Compose, record, and share your unique Soundscape using melodies, rhythms, and a two minute background ambience loop. Shake your iPad to erase your Soundscape and start again.

For the best audio experience, including stereo and panning, wear your headphones or earbuds. Pinch and zoom an animal to change its volume. Move an animal to the right or left to adjust its stereo effect. Use Compose to time when animals will sound in your Soundscape. For more fun, Record with Narration to mimic animal sounds or narrate a story about your Soundscape :)

Press Tap to Travel to experience Rainforest Day, Rainforest Night, Glacier Bay, and Earth in Concert, a map of Earth onto which all these animals and their sounds can be composed for an "Earth in Concert.”

Play four visual and auditory memory matching games. Listen and learn as you match images to sounds. Raise the stakes and fine-tune your skills in the sound-to-sound round. Test your knowledge in the name-that-animal round and hear the common and scientific name pronunciations.

Expedition provides environmental education, fun facts, enrichment materials for classroom use, a full vocabulary glossary, curriculum-aligned activities, verbatim read-along audio, and informational help.

Email Dennis your most creative Soundscape ( Each week he features a few on the website.


This app contains no third-party advertising and no in app purchases. No student data is collected.

This app is COPPA compliant. Parental or teacher confirmation via a “parental gate” is required for users to access the Internet or social media. To share a Soundscape using email or social media requires parental or teacher confirmation via a “parental zone,” which is active for 2.5 minutes.

To bring Nature Maestro Expedition to life, 396 images were hand drawn by Christine, and 451 audio files were mixed and recorded by Dennis. All of the art is original and not clip art. All of the animal audio was recorded on location. All of the animal audio was recorded on location. A special thanks to Dr. John McCosker of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for his assistance in reviewing the animal facts and scientific name pronunciations.

Earth in Concert encourages creativity, an awareness of nature, and caring for our planet and one another. Dennis Hysom is a musician, composer, songwriter, sound designer, and audio and web producer. He has composed eight instrumental albums combining music with nature sounds. Christine Walker is an artist, author, visioning facilitator, and educator. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections internationally. Island Innovation LLC led design and development of Expedition. Based on Maui, Island Innovation facilitates client innovation through strategy and software.

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What's New in Version 2.0

We have added new contextual text help for each screen to allow you to quickly learn and take full advantage of the app's full features.

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Nature Maestro Expedition
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 266 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 9–11

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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