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“Okefenokee Destiny” Tour
August 2, 2022 - January 31, 2023
The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from extractive industries. How can the Okefenokee be conserved for future generations – and what lessons can we learn to keep from repeating our past mistakes?
“Okefenokee Destiny,” a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary, explores these questions and takes viewers on a journey through the swamp while introducing them to individuals and organizations working to protect this natural wonder. In 2022, Georgia River Network is taking “Okefenokee Destiny” on a tour around Georgia to help amplify the movement to protect the wetlands from mining. All screenings will be followed by a brief Q&A with experts featured in the documentary.
All showings are open to the public.
January 11, 2023 from 6 – 7 PM at Public Lands in Kennesaw (667 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Ste 400, Kennesaw, GA 30144)
January 24, 2023 at 7 PM at Covey Film Festival in Thomasville (501 Varnedoe St, Thomasville, GA 31792)