Sponsor a John Muir Day Celebration at your school, public library, park, or
community center. Invite a speaker, plant and care for trees, put on a skit
portraying John Muir, or show a conservation video. Invite a local actor or
teacher to portray John Muir.
Combine the recognition of John Muir with Earth Day activities for the week
before or after Earth Day (April 22). Wear a different color each day to
represent elements of the earth, and make friendship bracelets with different
colored beads: yellow/sun, blue/water, clear/air, brown/earth, green/plants,
and black as a reminder not to pollute.
Display a copy of the Governor's John Muir Day Proclamation.
Write to Governor's Office, State Capitol, Sacramento, California 95814.
Ask your county board of supervisors and city council or mayor to issue
a John Muir Day Proclamation, written by your students.
For sample forms, contact Sierra Club California
Sponsor a poster contest or display artwork that depicts John Muir on one of
his adventures, such as crossing a glacier with the dog,
, or climbing a tree during a windstorm. Display original
nature-related artwork by students.
Exhibit students', teachers', and community members' work at school
or at the library, shopping center, museum,
or park for John Muir Day and Earth Day or History Day events.
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