Celebrate John Muir Day 2017
Scottish/American naturalist, writer, climber, inventor, conservationist and campaigner John Muir would have been 179 years old on Friday 21 April 2017.
You too can celebrate John Muir's birthday. Read on for resources, events and ideas that can be used to get into the spirit of things. Share what you get up to: tweet using: #JohnMuirDay and #JohnMuirAward.
Meet the illustrator, Pitlochry, 15 April from 11am
Challenge illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones to draw something John Muir-related and outdoorsy, and pick up a free copy of Mission:Explore John Muir. Find out more
Pitch in for a T-shirt
We've teamed up with Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters to give you a chance to win one of three limited edition T-shirts by 20 April.
Browse the John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe graphic novel
Muir’s words in a carefully crafted, beautifully illustrated, narrative. It shares his life story, and invites discussion, reflection and action. Download John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe graphic novel for free.
Complete a mission from Mission:Explore John Muir
20 ‘missions’ that reflect the adventures and ethos of Muir - available in both Gaelic and Welsh. Pick out your favourites to celebrate John Muir Day, and share your experience #JohnMuirDay. Free download of Mission:Explore John Muir.
Experience a National Park
John Muir was instrumental in establishing the world’s first National Parks system in America in the early 1900s (the first Park came earlier). A global family of 6,555 protected National Park areas now covers 12% of the Earth’s surface. Enjoy Muir’s legacy in the UK today by visiting a National Park near you, or investigating what a National Park City could be.
Visit John Muir's Birthplace, Dunbar
Discover how the boy born in this house in Dunbar, East Lothian, became one of the driving forces behind the global conservation movement. And catch the 125 Years of the Sierra Club exhibition from 21 April.
Spend time on the John Muir Way
Walk or cycle on 1 of 10 sections of the 134 miles from Helensburgh to Dunbar, the UK’s newest long distance route. Visit John Muir Way for maps and information.
See what young people think of Muir
See what young people think of Muir, and how teenager Zeki re-traced Muir's steps in Yosemite National Park.
Create your own event
Schools are throwing John Muir birthday parties, local authorities are marking Muir-related milestones, and drug and alcohol misuse support charities are planting trees. Visit Discover John Muir events to find out more.