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College of the Pacific
Wendell Phillips Center, Office 110
Dr. Rena Fraden
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Programs and Activities

The objectives of the John Muir Center are implemented through a variety of programs and activities sponsored and promoted by the Center.

Special Events

The John Muir Center hosts special events, public workshops and educational events on John Muir, environmentalism and early California history.

Symposiums and Conferences

John Muir Looking at Planet

The John Muir Center hosts a regular California History Institute symposium devoted to John Muir's achievements or other aspects of regional/environmental studies. The California History Institute symposium was started at Pacific in 1948 by Dr. Rockwell Hunt.

For a preview of the 2018 Symposium, click here.

Nature's Beloved Son book cover

John Muir Publications

A special publications program through the Center includes the John Muir Newsletter, which contains articles and book reviews.

The Center also houses a collection of books about John Muir, such as "Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy" authored by Bonnie Gisel, a respected authority on the life and works of John Muir who was formerly an acting director of the John Muir Center.

Promotion of Green Initiatives on Campus

The John Muir Center encourages students to get involved in sustainability and green initiatives at Pacific. One avenue for involvement is the joining a student organization that focuses on the Environment and Sustainability.


Images from Holt-Atherton Special Collections ©1984 Muir-Hanna Trust