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Course: The John Muir Award in National Parks

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The John Muir Award is a national environmental award scheme. It encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. It provides a framework to engage people with National Parks and their special qualities.

Please contact Graham Watson to register your interest and find out about 2019 opportunities. Email or call 01539 792 653.

What's on offer?

Introduction days will help you:

  • gain the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a National Parks context  gain ideas for learning about the Lake District World Heritage Site
  • gain ideas and share good practice in using the John Muir Award to support Outdoor Learning in your school, community group or outdoor centre
  • hear about existing John Muir Award activity in National Parks


Jake Perry, PT Enterprise Beeslack Community High School

"Using the John Muir Award framework has encouraged our pupils to explore their familiar, everyday environment, to look at it with new insight and appreciation, to take responsibility for it. It has been a genuinely motivating and enjoyable educational experience for both pupils and staff."

Training participant, April 2017

" A fantastic overview of the John Muir Award. I really enjoyed the conversations and sharing with other people on the course."

Dawn Elliott, outdoor education teacher

"Really good, helpful and informative course. I learnt a lot, had a very positive experience, inspiring and lots to take away. Thanks!"