Join Vermont Folklife Center to learn how to create an audio time capsule in the spirit of Carl Sagan's Voyager Golden Records. All ages.


An Audio Time Capsule of Vermont

What does Vermont sound like to you? Grab your phone or audio recorder! Become a Community Audio Explorer! 


Join the Fletcher Free Library and Vermont Folklife Center for an exciting summer voyage in an audio exploration of your community. The Green Record is a series of audio stories that represent life in Vermont created by you! Inspired by the spacecraft Voyager’s Golden Record.  You and/or your team will create "a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world," to future humans and beyond. Whether your Green Record is self-organized, created in our workshops, or put together by your team, Vermont Folklife Center and Fletcher Free Library are your ground control.


Friday 7.12 @ 3-5 pm  —  Green Record: Audio Time Capsule

Learn how to produce audio for The Green Record format


Friday 7.19 @ 3-5 pm  —  Green Record: Place-based Audio

Go out into the field to collect the voice and sounds of community


Friday 7.26 @ 3-5 pm  —  Green Record: Interviewing & Vox Pops

Use audio equipment to interview community members


Friday 8.2 @ 3-5 pm —  Green Record: Digital Storytelling

What are examples that can inspire your Green Record?



Create your audio piece any time between June 2nd - August 2nd, 2019. Attend workshops and collaborate with your team throughout the summer.  Final release party at The Generator on August 9th from 6-8 pm.



Sign-up by registering online ( at Vermont Folklife Center or at the Fletcher Library (contact Barbara at or 802.865.7211).  You will receive full instructions for the project via The Manual. You’ll be able to use The Manual to self-produce your audio piece or you can drop in to an Audio Lab workshop at Fletcher Free Library for hands-on support.


Sign up as a team or individual

Teams can be a combination of youth and adults, families, only youth, or only adults


Sign up to produce a full piece or a single track

Full record is 30 minutes long, single tracks can be anywhere from 3-10 minutes



For further information contact GROUND CONTROL at


July 12, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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