The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It helps people connect with nature, and enjoy and care for our natural environment. To achieve a John Muir Award, each participant meets four Challenges; Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share; completes the required time commitment; shows enthusiasm and commitment towards their involvement; has an awareness of John Muir; and understands what the John Muir Award is and why they are participating.
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
The John Muir Award is accredited by the John Muir Trust. It is a nationally recognised certificate.
Over 35,000 people achieve their John Muir Award across the UK each year.
Provider: John Muir Trust
Website: Click here
For Ages: 10 - 26+
Time to Complete: N/A
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc