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April 2020

Mindfulness in Nature

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Due to these strange times we find ourselves in, our mindfulness in nature walk to celebrate John Muir’s birthday 21st April (working in conjunction with East Lothian Council Countryside Rangers) has been cancelled. However, we can all practice mindfulness on our once a day exercise or in our gardens/open spaces. Why not share your experiences with us, post photos, sketches, poems and thoughts in the comments below throughout the day on the 21st April. Let’s take a moment to slow…

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Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 23, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, April 30, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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May 2020

Weekly Q&A Session

Thursday, May 7, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Something we are really missing at the moment are our lovely visitors. Our museum assistants love the varied and sometimes challenging questions we often get. So we are going to start a weekly question and answer session on Facebook (@JMBirthplace) and Twitter (@JM_Birthplace), where you can ask us anything about how the museum is run or about our collections. Have you a burning question you always wanted to know about John Muir, or about the history of Dunbar? Now is…

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June 2021

Summer Challenge – Week 1

Monday, June 28, 2021 - Sunday, July 4, 2021
Summer Reading Challenge leaflet

This Year, for the first time East Lothian Council Museums are joining up with East Lothian Libraries to bring you a series of Summer Challenges.

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July 2021

Summer Challenge – Week 2 Shelters and Dams

Monday, July 5, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Good place for an outdoor den

Welcome to week 2 of our Summer challenges, we would love to see your poems and writing about tress from week 1! This week we are thinking about shelters and dams. Are they good or bad for wildlife? We challenge you to build your own indoor or outdoor shelter and send us your photos.

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Summer Challenge – Week 3 – Bees!

Monday, July 12, 2021 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
Bees

For week 3 of our Summer challenge - we are looking at Bees. Almost 90% of wildflowers and 75% of global crops rely on animal pollination. that means the one third of our food supply relies on natural pollinators such as bees. If you find a bumblebee which appears to be struggling, it may be that it is just resting, particularly if the bee is a queen in early spring. If you think the bee is struggling the best thing…

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Summer Challenge – Week 4 – Eco-Campaign!

Monday, July 19, 2021 - Sunday, July 25, 2021
Summer Reading Challenge leaflet

Summer Challenge week 4. How is it going - don't forget to send us your bee drinking station photos from last week. This week we challenge you to follow in the footsteps of John Muir, and design a poster for an eco-cause you are passionate about. Are you tired of cars sitting outside your school with their engines running? Would you like more people to give part of their garden back to nature and let it grow wild? Maybe you…

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Summer Challenge Week 5 – Reducing Car Journeys

Monday, July 26, 2021 - Sunday, August 1, 2021
Car

Summer Challenge week 5, this week we are challenging you, not to make something, but to change your behaviour in a way that helps the environment. The average family car produces 310g of CO2 into the air for each mile they drive. We would like to challenge everyone to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the amount they travel by car. Whether you swap a car journey for public transport; reduce the length of your car journey by parking up…

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August 2021

Summer Challenge Week 6 – Plastic!

Monday, August 2, 2021 - Sunday, August 8, 2021
litter pick clipart

We have reached the last of our 6 Summer Challenges! How did you get on reducing your car journeys last week? this week we are looking at plastic pollution. 88% of the ocean surface is polluted with plastic, but even more surprisingly this only accounts for 1% of ocean plastic waste! 700 species are at risk of extinction due to ocean plastic pollution. What can we do about this? This week we challenge you to pick an area of beach…

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