Ben Mirin is a sound artist, educator, National Geographic Explorer, television host and keynote speaker. He leads expeditions around the world recording animal sounds to advance scientific research, and samples their voices to create music and art that inspires and educates future conservationists.
Ben is the creator and host of the digital and television series WILD BEATS on National Geographic Kids and Nat Geo Wild, and a Fellow at The Safina Center and The Explorers Club. He is a regular collaborator at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and was the first Artist in Residence at the Bronx Zoo.
As a lifelong naturalist and musician, Ben combines his two passions to uncover and develop untold stories about nature through sound. His work has been recognized with multiple grants from the National Geographic Society and previous art residencies at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India and the Lurie Garden at the Chicago Art Institute. He is the recipient of the 2017 Scott Pearlman Field Award in Exploration from the Explorers Club, a three-time recipient of the Carl Safina Fellowship and Communicating Science Prize, and a four-time TED speaker. He has written about science for prestigious outlets including Slate.com, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American Online, Audubon Magazine Online, and other publications. He also gets elementary and middle school students excited about science as a volunteer instructor at the New York Audubon Society. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.