John Muir Award

John Muir Environmental Awards - Discovery Level and Beyond

Really excited to do the first of the John Muir Awards with you.
https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award

A fantastic environmental award for all ages. Minimum age for individual awards is 8 years though families with younger children can enter as a family group for the family award.


WHEN - Starts Spring Yearly in the New Forest 2019 Dates TBC
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There is a minimum time commitment. Please see the dates, you need to commit to a minimum of 12 of the 16 dates if you can catch up with the activities in your own time. Higher levels require more time.
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HOW MUCH - WHAT DO I NEED?
I am willing to run this for no charge but this is only possible if you commit to bringing your own resources and equipment and join the Facebook group (see below) for updates to cut down on my admin. This could include print outs for specific activities, being able to access resources online, bringing your own tools, equipment etc.
I will keep the cost of activities to very low / zero cost as the whole point is to make as little environmental impact as possible and leave no trace.

HOW DO I JOIN?
Please join the following Facebook group. NFHE John Muir Awards https://www.facebook.com/groups/2071487623178419/
I will add details of the activity, what you need to bring and what we will be covering on this group. If for any reason a date is cancelled this is where I will advise you.

CERTIFICATES / ACCREDIATION / EDUCATION
On completion of the John Muir Award certificates will be applied for. Children over 8years can be awarded individual certificates. Families with children under 8years can be awarded a family certificate.

Aside from the environmental benefit and personal development John Muir Awards are connected to the following :
· England Education Overview
· John Muir and the Curriculum
· Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the John Muir Award
· John Muir Award Resource Guide – Literacy and Nature
· Information and support materials for ‘The Lost Words’ poetry resources by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

WHAT WILL WE DO?
Our John Muir Project is 'Wild is Everywhere'
Our John Muir Proposal has been approved by John Muir.
We will:
Learn about John Muir and
DISCOVER a wild place - Wilverly Inclosure
EXPLORE it
- Identify & learn
-Adaptation
-Habitat
-Use and benefit
-Focus
-Evaluate
CONSERVE IT
-Connect
-Reduce
-Communicate
-'Wild is Everywhere'
-Evaluate
SHARE
-Create a digital portfolio