The California History Institute at the University of the Pacific, Stockton is putting on a tribute seminar on John Muir’s Legacy, 1914-2014. It is being held March 21-22.
Events include a Field Trip to Coulterville (John Muir Geotourism Center), John Muir Highway, Groveland, and Crane Flat. Lunch is in Coulterville at the historic Jeffery Hotel (a fee event).
The actual symposium is on campus in Grace Covell Hall. 9 AM to 4:30 PM by registration only. A reception follows in the University Library.
Here is the agenda:
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 Welcome; President Pamela Eibeck
9:15 John Muir’s Connection with UoP
9:30 “Muir, Ruskin, Uncle Sam, Planet Earth: Gains and Losses”
11:45 Lunch Buffet (a fee event))
12:30 “Cosmos, Nature and the Web of Life. Alexander von Humboldt
influence on John Muir.”
2:20 “John Muir: Blazing the Path Toward the 1964 Wilderness Act
and 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.”
3:00 Stephen Holmes, “Muir’s Cultural Legacy: Science and Storytelling
from ‘The California Alps’ to Climate Change Communication”
3:45-4:30 John Muir Class University of the Pacific
4:30-4:45 Wrap Up
5:00-6:00 PM. Reception, University Library
Open to the public – Here’s the registration form
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “There is not a “fragment” in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.’ – John Muir
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com