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).
Many of the pupils had never done anything like this. One student lives five miles away from the National Park and didn’t even know it was there (David Gemmell, Inclusion Support Worker).
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.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is a great place to complete your John Muir Award and better understand what is special about our National Park.
There are a wide variety of opportunities to connect with the National Park as part of a John Muir Award. You could…
The John Muir Award in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park training 24th February 16:00 – 18:00.
This 2-hour introductory webinar is for teachers, youth workers, community learning staff, outdoor instructors and anyone who supports outdoor learning and engagement in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a National Parks context.
Tickets are available until 15th February so book now to secure your place.
Places are provided free with funding from through the partnership with Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the John Muir Trust.
A Record eBook is a free digital resource for capturing and sharing Award experiences, including quotes, photos, stories, songs, sounds and videos. Watch the video below and you can also find out more.