10 ways to celebrate John Muir Day
Scottish/American naturalist, writer, climber, inventor, conservationist and campaigner John Muir would have been 181 years old on Sunday 21 April 2019. Read on for 10 ways to celebrate John Muir Day and don't forget to share what you get up to using #JohnMuirDay and #JohnMuirAward
Half price membership offer
Until 30 April, celebrate John Muir Day by joining the John Muir Trust as a new member and receive 50% off membership using code CELEBRATE.
1. Discover a National Park
Did you know that John Muir was instrumental in establishing the world’s first National Parks system in America? Until 21 April, celebrate Discover National Parks Fortnight with events across all 15 of the UK's National Parks.
3. Spend time on the John Muir Way
The coast-to-coast John Muir Way celebrates its 5th birthday this year! Walk or cycle on 1 of 10 sections of the 134 miles from Helensburgh to Dunbar. Visit John Muir Way for maps and information.
4. Challenge yourself in our John Muir quiz
John Muir's passion for wild places and his life-long quest to protect them has inspired our work at the John Muir Trust and that of many other environmental organisations. Take our new John Muir quiz to find out how much you know about the Scots born father of modern conservation.
5. Be inspired by Muir's writing
During his lifetime, John Muir wrote 10 books and over 300 articles, including many evocative descriptions of his travels in the US. You can find his books in libraries and bookshops, and now as ebooks.
6. Take action for nature
Download our free e-book Mission:Explore John Muir to find 20 ‘missions’ that reflect the adventures and ethos of Muir - available in both Gaelic and Welsh. Why not stand up for nature like John Muir did by writing a letter in defence of a wild place or threatened habitat?
7. Take part in John Muir Day events
From photography exhibitions and workshops to guided walks, browse events to find out what's on during the John Muir Day celebrations.
9. Browse the John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe graphic novel
Experience Muir’s words in this carefully crafted, beautifully illustrated, graphic novel. It shares his life story, and invites discussion, reflection and action. Download John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe for free.
10. Visit our Wild Space visitor centre
Located in the centre of Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire, visit our Wild Space visitor centre and shop to see exhibitions, films and beautiful artworks, while kids can take part in a treasure hunt or dress up as John Muir. Until 30 April, see art featuring John Muir's writing in our current exhibition, A Different Type of Nature.