Dr. Richard E. Shore
"John Muir's 1,000 Mile Walk and Other Adventures"
Video Clip of Dr. Richard E. Shore
Living history interpreter Dick Shore specializes in the life of the wilderness
mystic and foundational conservationist John Muir. In this video , Shore talks
about environmental education in the storytelling tradition -- as Muir reflects
on his 1000-mile walk from Louisville to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Imagine John Muir Alive Today
You may know John Muir as John O' The Mountains, writer,
glacial geologist, naturalist, father of Yosemite,
founder of the Sierra Club; mechanical inventor;
world class ambler; architect of the National Park Service
and raconteur extraordinaire.
Above all these things John Muir remains the archetypal consummate
great and gentle soul whose legacy endures as a reminder to us
to live in harmony with nature.
Now, imagine John alive today... Dick Shore is his alter ego.
Through story and song you can experience the fascinating details
of Muir's life, from a Scottish boyhood to the 1,000 mile walk
"Others do Muir. Dick is John Muir."
- Don Wiggington, Educator, Outdoor Leader
"It is seeing the wilderness as it was for the first time. It is a walk with John Muir himself ... humorous, witty, entertaining... so timely still."
- Nancy Stearns Theis, Educator, Naturalist
"Really caught the spirit of the man."
- William F. Kimes, Eductor, Hiker, Author of 'Reader's Guide to the Muir Literature"
"Dr. Shore's John Muir is a rare event, a unique and wonderfully entertaining, exceptionally educational presentation of a profound message ... spellbinding."
- Walter Mastropaoio, Ph.D. Chemist, Former chair Cumberland, Kentucky Chapter Sierra Club.
About Dr. Richard E. Shore
Dr. Shore brings both personal and professional expertise to this work.
Born in the shadow of John Muir's own beloved Sierra Nevada,
as a boy Dr. Shore hiked and camped in Yosemite and valleys
throughout the west coast. Since then he has camped in over
half the remaining states.
His formal education includes a Ph.D in Zoology (Duke 1963) and
MBA (Toledo 1974), course work in both ecology and economic.
His MBA is in Operations Analysis. He is a Certified Quality
Engineer, and in his parallel career capacity has served in both
industrial and government organizations.
Dr. Shore's life-long passion for the theatre has enhanced this
John Muir presentation which he has given all over the United
States enthralling over 31,000 people since 1987.
His clients include Elder Hostel, universities and colleges,
the U.S. Army, state chapters of the Sierra Club, the Audubon
Society, Nature Conservancy, as well as various civic and
religious groups. He has been featured on both TV and radio
talk shows and in 1995 graced the cover of "Legacy" magazine.
This performance is suitable for a myriad of audiences and ages
from 10 to 100.
For booking information:
phone: toll free in US: 1 - 888 - 44 - J M U I R
paper mail: Dick Shore,
Whippoorwill Holler Ynstitute
205 Catalpa Rd,
Lexington KY 40502
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