Natural and Social Sciences
MA, Naropa University, Environmental Leadership
BS, University of South Alabama, Geology
Richard Dart has taught nature awareness and survival skills at Naropa University since 1994. He has been a student of the outdoors most of his life and has learned from outdoor educators such as James Halfpenny, Tom Brown, Jr., and Native American elders. In 1992, Richard established Featherlight Skills, offering classes, lectures, and demonstrations in primitive and modern wilderness living skills. In addition, since 1973 Richard has served as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is the author of numerous publications and maps for the USGS. He has been an invited speaker at sustainability conferences at the University of Colorado and Naropa University. Richard’s philosophy emphasizes rediscovery of our natural place in the natural world, and he offers a hands-on approach deeply rooted in an attitude of humility, gratitude, and respect. Richard is also certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
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