Okefenokee Swamp

As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Performance Series the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is hosting their FIRST EVER Artist Residency!!

March 21 – 26, 2014


The Okefenokee will be hosting composer Stephen Wood for a week long residency filled with education, inspiration, and ADVENTURE!!

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Three days will based out of the Okefenokee Nature Center and volunteer bunk housing.  This time will be spent exploring areas of the Okefenokee with an FWS Interpretive Ranger, Okefenokee naturalists, and swamp tour guides.  During these days Stephen will be engaged in botanical, environmental, and historical studies!

The highlight of the residency will be three day/two night solo canoe trip out in the Okefenokee Wilderness Area staying on backcountry camping platforms.  This time will be spent contemplating and observing in meditation on the recent studies.

The resulting composition will be premiered during the Wilderness Act Performance Series in September of 2014!!

Stay tuned!