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John Muir Award

John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is a national environmental award scheme. It encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places and the New Forest National Park is the perfect place to do this.

Who is it for?

The John Muir Award is open to people of all backgrounds and you can take part as a group, family or individual.
We work closely with schools, colleges and youth groups to help them plan and work towards the John Muir Award and can even provide tailored sessions free of charge to get you started.

What does it involve?

To achieve a John Muir Award everyone taking part needs to complete four challenges:

  • Discover a wild place
  • Explore its wildness
  • Conserve – take personal responsibility
  • Share experiences.

The New Forest National Park has an abundance of safe and easy to access sites and is an ideal place to complete your John Muir Award, helping you to develop an understanding of this special place and enable you to look after it. The Discovery Award requires four days (or equivalent) minimum time commitment and there is no time limit to complete the Award.

We can help

We strongly believe that using the John Muir Award to compliment learning about the New Forest National Park provides a valuable experience for all involved.

We are committed to supporting anyone who is interested in the Award and our John Muir Award team are on hand to guide, assist and inspire.

We can work with you develop your ideas and write a proposal form to meet the individual needs of your organisation and group.

We are available to deliver tailored introductory sessions to your group to get you started and can support you and your group as you work towards gaining the John Muir Award.

Next steps

Find out more about the John Muir Award.

Watch the Award Information Film below.

Watch a video about a New Forest case study.

Email or call the New Forest Award team to discuss your ideas – 01590 646 671 johnmuiraward@newforestnpa.gov.uk.

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