John Muir Day celebrations

Nature trails and national parks, cartoons and conservation: nine days of John Muir celebrations across the UK

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A series of events and activities, combining fun, education, exploration and conservation, will take place in various venues across the UK as part of the annual John Muir Day celebrations (15-23 April).

… meet a real life John Muir illustrator… visit a national park… walk/cycle on the John Muir Way… read John Muir’s life as a graphic novel… visit Muir’s birthplace… share what you do using #JohnMuirDay… There are loads of different ways you can get involved…

The John Muir Day celebrations are an opportunity to mark the birthday of the Scots-born conservation pioneer, 21 April 1838, as well as his legacy and relevance today. Everyone is invited to get into the spirit of things.

Things kick off with a free drop-in event this Saturday in Pitlochry’s John Muir Trust Wild Space visitor centre, where award-winning k illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones will demonstrate his artistry by producing quick-fire sketches on demand focusing on nature, the great outdoors and the life of John Muir.

Other highlights include:

  • 125 Years of the Sierra Club: an exhibition in John Muir’s Birthplace in Dunbar celebrating the success of the USA’s biggest and most influential environmental organisation, founded by Muir in 1892.
  • The Phoenix Forest: a day of tree planting and conservation on 21 April by charity Phoenix Futures on the John Muir Trust’s Glenlude Estate in the Tweed Valley.
  • John Muir Award Partnership  Launch: an opportunity to mark the launch of a new exciting education partnership between the John Muir Trust and East Ayrshire Council.
  • Volunteer nature trail: a birthday wildlife walk guided by volunteers at a Norfolk community growing project to follow in John Muir’s footsteps.

For more on the John Muir Day celebrations, and ideas on how you, and your family & friends can get involved, visit Discover John Muir