Celebrate John Muir Day 2018

Art and ambles, paddles, picnics and parties: nine days of John Muir celebrations across the UK

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A series of events and activities, combining exhibitions, education, exploration and conservation will take place across the UK as part of the annual John Muir Day celebrations. From 14 to 22 April, there are plenty of different ways to get involved:

… visit a national park; walk/cycle on the John Muir Way; read about John Muir’s life in a graphic novel; visit Muir’s birthplace; drink a John Muirshake & eat a Big John Muir Breakfast; share what you do using #JohnMuirDay…

The John Muir Day celebrations are an opportunity to mark the birthday of the Scots-born conservation pioneer as well as recognise his legacy and relevance today. On 21 April it’s 180 years since his birth in 1838.

There’s a handy web page with 10 ways to celebrate, including free book downloads, a survey, a quiz and a prize draw. And for information about John Muir, and ideas on how you, and your family and friends can get involved, visit Discover John Muir. There’s an Events listings page with details of various walks, Historic Environment Scotland £1 entry (with a Young Scot card), places with Daffodil Tea and celebratory milkshakes, an exploration of Schiehallion’s contours, and parties with Bird ‘Birthday’ Cake made of lard, wild seed and raisins.

“Every year the John Muir Trust helps to co-ordinate John Muir Day celebrations,” commented Rob Bushby, the Trust’s John Muir Award Manager. “And each year more people are taking the opportunity to explore and share Muir’s life and legacy, stories and adventures - in their studies, work and leisure time. We’re delighted that already there’s a real buzz about Muir’s 180th birthday.”

Follow the fun – and join in – using #JohnMuirDay.

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