The John Muir Trust’s main engagement initiative is the John Muir Award - a national environmental award scheme that encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for the natural environment.
The John Muir Award was set up promote educational, social and personal development through engagement with wild places and involvement in nature conservation.
It’s for people of all backgrounds - groups, families and individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.
The John Muir Trust’s experience in managing the John Muir Award is that it works best with people working from an upper primary level and beyond.
There are 3 different John Muir Award Levels - Discovery, Explorer and Conserver.
The four Challenges - Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share - are repeated for each Level, with an increased level of involvement in time, activity, responsibility and ownership. This encourages a progressive involvement.
Discovery Award - 4 days (or equivalent) minimum time commitment
Explorer Award - 8 days (or equivalent) minimum time commitment
Conserver Award - 20 days (or equivalent) time commitment, over at least 6 months
All John Muir Award activity is registered, approved and reviewed by the John Muir Trust.
Each Award is recognised with an individual certificate of achievement from the John Muir Trust.
Case study: Our Wild Place - Whinhall Allotments
Provider: John Muir Trust
Website: Click here
For Ages: 10 - 26+
Time to Complete: 4 Days
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc
Contact Toby Clark on 01769 470080, or send an email.