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.
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.
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.
How long does the award take to complete?
To achieve the John Muir Award, students must complete a minimum of 20 hours learning, so we suggest a minimum commitment of one full term, but it could be spread across a year.
How many children take part?
We can work in groups of up to a maximum of 30 children
What age group is the John Muir Award for?
The John Muir Award is available to any age but we focus on upper KS2 and KS3 students.
To find out more about the John Muir Award or how We Are Adventurers can help you achieve yours, please get in touch via our contact details.
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.