6 ways to mark John Muir Day
Scottish/American naturalist, writer, climber, inventor, conservationist and campaigner John Muir would have been 182 years old on Tuesday 21 April 2020. 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.
Read on for ideas of how to mark John Muir Day – this year's suggestions are all things that can be done online, inside or locally. Please follow the government's current Covid-19 advice on your time outdoors.
Don't forget to share what you get up to using #JohnMuirDay and @johnmuirtrust.
1. Be inspired by Muir in your daily life
Starting with appreciating and caring for nature on our doorsteps, here are some ideas for connecting with the world around us and making changes for the planet.
2. Get creative!
From creating 'mini-Muirs' to 'Muir-ienteering', here are 10 fun, hands-on ideas inspired by John Muir.
3. Browse the John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe graphic novel
Experience Muir’s words and his fascinating life story in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel that comes with a range of learning resources and activities. Download John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe for free.
4. Read Muir in his own writing
Muir's journals are now accessible online. Delve into fascinating writings and drawings from journeys in Alaska, Yosemite, South America and Africa.
5. Reflect on Muir's legacy
Central Scotland Green Network Trust Chair Keith Geddes reflects on Muir’s relevance today and the lessons we can learn from the current Covid-19 crisis.