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Connecting children to the great outdoors

The John Muir Award is an environmental outdoor awards scheme focused on wild places, giving children the chance to explore their school grounds and how they can be improved for nature. Similar to the Forest School ethos, the John Muir Award encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.

Participants have four challenges to complete to achieve the John Muir Award: to discover, explore, conserve and share. Discover: students learn to map out their school grounds and become familiar with all the parts they’re not usually allowed in! Explore: perhaps building a tree swing, constructing a bug hotel, or identifying trees and plants.

For conservation, we might build our own vegetable plot, plant and care for trees and shrubs, build bird boxes or do a litter pick. To share we pass on our knowledge and passion of nature to others during a school assembly, or invite parents for an eco tour of the grounds.

What’s covered

WAA are John Muir Award Providers
Upper KS2 & KS3 students
Inspire the next generation

Improve schools eco status
Understanding our impact on the environment
Conservation skills and activities

Achieve your John Muir Award with We Are Adventurers

WAA are a leading Forest School provider, helping more than 10,000 children each year to explore and connect with nature. Our outdoor instructors have a contagious enthusiasm for all things outdoors and during the course of a John Muir Award they mentor and inspire children to become eco champions for their school.

We Are Adventurers are proud to be inspiring conscientious learners through The John Muir Award, and we manage all the paperwork submission, certification and award, taking all the planning and admin hassle out of the equation for schools.

What do we do?

Inspiring the next generation of outdoor adventurers to nurture their environment, we work with schools and children to achieve The John Muir Award. Some of our common queries can be found here.


Book a holiday club space, pay for after school clubs, check the start dates for our six week toddler programme and look at availability for a birthday party.

If you’re a school or nursery setting then please contact us directly to discuss how We Are Adventurers can help bring adventure into your setting.