University of the Pacific Symposium

John Muir: Naturalist & Scientist, April 22-24, 2010

Dr. Shore will be performing at the Muir Center, where the Muir papers are resident.

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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.

John Muir (1838 - 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of U.S. wilderness. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, have been read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. His writings and philosophy strongly influenced the formation of the modern environmental movement. [ excerpted from Wikipedia ]

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