John Muir was a powerful force for change.
He championed the joys and the healing power of time in nature. He encouraged his fellow Americans to get out of the city and journey into the wild. He helped protect some of America’s most extraordinary natural areas, which are still around for our use and enjoyment today.
You too can be a positive force for change. Share your passion for connecting children and people of all ages to nature by hosting a House Party to watch "John Muir in the New World" and then get out into nature with your friends, neighbors and families.
American Masters "John Muir in the New World" will premiere nationally on PBS Monday April 18th at 9:00pm (ET) (Check local listings). For more info, visit the American Masters web site.
For more information about registering and hosting a house party, see our John Muir House Party Guide.
How are you planning to celebrate the life and legacy of John Muir? Are you hosting a party, leading a walk in nearby nature, starting a family nature club? Let us know what you're doing and some of the things that learning about passionate visionary John Muir has made you think about.
Suz, I've been admiring John Muir's perspective on nature for years.
I listed several of his quotes and one from Aldo Leopold in the latest post to my blog, http://scrivenerlf.wordpress.com/
Both of these men had profound perspectives and things to say about our relationship and coexistence with nature.
The PBS series on the National Parks was good. I'll be looking forward to this next broadcast.
A home with children playing is a sound and community to behold.
A community that provides a natural setting for children to discover and explore and at once allows for a peaceful setting to grow up, is the accomplishment of the 21 century. I am so glad that there were those such as John Muire to set the stage for r future. Thank You from Vancouver *GVRD" Canada. (setting Burnaby) VS