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Is John Muir Still Relevant Today?

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Students at Sierra College, Rocklin Campus will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day by honoring California’s legendary John Muir, often called the “apostle of the wild.”  Earth Day is said to be the largest secular holiday celebrated annually by more than one billion people in nearly 200 countries.

Rocklin campus activities will include a day of celebrations and exhibits on Thursday, April 20 from 9am to 4pm and two separate presentations on the life of John Muir – Friday, April 21 and 28 at Dietrich Theatre on the Rocklin campus.

Lee Stetson

Thursday activities will include exhibits and demonstrations showcasing the sustainable efforts of conservation, preservation and restoration organizations as well as new technology aimed at shifting from fossil fuels to alternative, renewable energy sources.

PURE MUIR – Two different presentations about John Muir

Two John Muir presentations will focus on the history and life of John Muir, the first president of the Sierra Club and inspirational spokesperson for preservation of forests, wild lands and national parks in America.

The popular one-man play, “John Muir Among the Animals” will be presented by renowned actor, Lee Stetson of Yosemite on Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm in Dietrich Theatre on the Rocklin campus – replete with rich stories of bears, rattlesnakes, sheep and even the dog, Stickeen.  Stetson holds his crowds spellbound as they laugh and cry along with him.

Read more at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/events/upcoming/2017/04/nhm-john-muir.php

Pre-performance tickets are available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891178

Rob HannaThe second Muir event will be a popular but rare presentation by Robert Hanna, also at Dietrich Theatre on Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm.  Hanna is the great-great-grandson of John Muir. With a very busy family and professional life, Hanna says this will probably be his final presentation for some time to come.

Hanna’s presentation, entitled “Forever Muir” is a mixture of history of John Muir, growing up within the Muir family, and Hanna’s own efforts to support sustainability and conservation, especially with regards to public lands like national parks.  Hanna speaks with authority, of personal and little-known facts about his great-great-grandfather and how Muir’s legacy has survived through time in his family and continues to live on today. Hanna’s humorous and inspirational presentation will include a cameo appearance by actor Lee Stetson, famous Muir scholar and impersonator.

Numerous books by Muir and others about him will be available for purchase.

More information at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/events/upcoming/2017/04/nhm-hanna.php

Pre-performance tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905482

Tickets for each of these two performances are

$15 general and $10 students/seniors/museum members

Available at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.

All presentation proceeds to Sierra College Natural History Museum and Sierra College Press.
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