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Muir Ranger Fact Sheet

John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, California 94533
(510) 228-8860


The Muir Ranger Program is available only to children between the ages of 8 and 12.


The Muir Ranger Program is held on selected Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

No Nos?

No food, pets, radios, cassette players, toys, younger brothers or sisters or parents. Parents can visit the site, but children are the participants for the Muir Ranger Program.


Warm jacket, raincoat and boots in stormy weather. Casual old clothes for clear, warm weather. The Muir Ranger Program will be held rain or shine.


An official National Park Service Certificate will be awarded after three units are completed. Parents are invited to watch certificates being awarded at the end of unit III at the Muir House.


A donation of $1.00 is appreciated for each day of the program.


Reservations are required due to limited space. Early reservations are recommended.


A waiver must be signed by the parent and returned to us before a child can begin the program.

What is the Muir Ranger Program?

The Muir Ranger Program is designed to let children learn about and experience a natural environment, gain knowledge about the conservation of natural resources, and become familiar with the famous naturalist and father of America's National Parks, John Muir.

Unit I

Introduction to Muir
Muir Movie
Muir house tour
Enviromental games

Unit II

Leaf Activity
Bird identification
Muir "Saunter"
Environmental games

Unit III

Tree activity
Environmental games
Orchard treasure hunt
Certificate ceremony

Source: John Muir National Historic Site
Received: July 21, 1994

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