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John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages everyone to connect with, enjoy and care for our wild places.

You can participate as a group (suitable from upper primary level and above), family or individual. It is non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. The National Park is a fantastic place to complete your John Muir Award and learn all about what makes it special.

“I loved being surrounded by nature, and it makes me feel so alive and excited. You would be surprised what you learn by just walking through the trees.  John Muir Award participant”


Four Challenges lie at the heart of the award

  1. Discover a wild place
  2. Explore it
  3. Do something to conserve it
  4. Share your experiences

The wild place could be anywhere in or around the National Park – from a local pond, wildlife garden or school grounds to remote islands or mountain top wilderness areas.


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