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Dr. Richard E. Shore

"John Muir's 1,000 Mile Walk and Other Adventures"



Dick Shore as John Muir

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.

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 and beyond.


"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.

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