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Schoolwide Activities

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 (see the Evaluation page.)

Sponsor a poster contest or display artwork that depicts John Muir on one of his adventures, such as crossing a glacier with the dog, Stickeen , climbing Mount Ritter , 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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