The sign at the entrance of Adkins Arboretum.
Stasha Boyd with Adkins Arboretum staff.
QM's Stasha Boyd leads the Adkins creative team in a script development meeting.
A bridge along the hiking trails at Adkins Arboretum.
A view of tress along walking trails at Adkins Arboretum.
A Journey Begins: Nature’s Role in the Flight to Freedom
Type of Tour
Creative Direction, Production Services, Project Management, Script Development
Type of Technology
Audio Sample "Night Sky, Northern Star"
The client, Adkins Arboretum, is located in the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore near the birthplace of such legends as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. The audio tour reveals the deep connection between this specific landscape and the human experience of the Underground Railroad. This 50-minute tour through the Arboretum’s deep woods includes narration, music, sound effects, and character readings from the writings of freedom seekers.
“Immersion … with my ears … with my skin … with my imagination … with my heart. The voices tell a story that first enchanted me in grade school. I thought I could imagine the courage it took to flee through a forest or up a river. I realize I could only grasp the edges of what it meant to “seek freedom.”
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