THE JOHN MUIR
EXPLORE THE WILD WHILE PROTECTING THE PLANET
Choose from two unique, consciously created expeditions, and empower your students to adventurously explore inspiring wild places in the UK, and through direct action, contribute to critical conservation and earn their John Muir Explore Award as a result.
THE JOHN MUIR EXPedition | THRIVE IN THE WILD
AN 8 day EXPEDITION IN THE WILDS OF DARTMOOR
Students begin by learning to live wild in the woods, making fire, foraging, cooking and crucially contributing to a forest management initiative.
Taking these skills with them, students then pack their bags and journey by foot, steam train and canoe from the high moors, all the way to the ocean, wild camping along the way.
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"Society is enriched when nature has the freedom to repair itself, people have the freedom to enjoy the benefits and communities have the freedom to thrive." (The John Muir Trust commitment)
THE JOHN MUIR EXPedition | live WILD
AN 8 day EXPEDITION IN THE KNOYDART PENINSULA, SCOTLAND
"the UK's LAST REMAINING WILDERNESS"
Live Wild – journey by overnight train, ferry and foot to 'The UK's last remaining Wilderness' – The Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands of Scotland.
On this expedition students learn self-sufficiency and how to work as a team to move through a stunning remote environment. Along the way students contribute to a local re-wilding initiative (in the home of The John Muir Foundation), and earn their John Muir Explore Award as a result.
Sarah, teacher - RINGWOOD WALDORF School
"Last night, around a fire we reviewed our time in Scotland and each student gave me a one word summary. I thought you’d be interested in their choices...
Growth - Adventure - Explore - Inspiration - Comfortable
Unison - mountain passes forced us to step in each step and sway with each sway
Overcoming - Life-changing - New - Discovery - Kind
Strengthen - bonds, muscles, minds
Camaraderie - Beginning
WHY THE JOHN MUIR AWARD?
We’re passionate about empowering young people in their role as guardians of the planet. The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. The Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It develops awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a
spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.
The award is recognised by schools, colleges, universities and employers as progressive environmental action for the future.
"The John Muir Award is something rare: a simple, effective, enjoyable and potentially powerful intervention to enhance health, wellbeing, and the environment, that actually works."