What is it?
The John Muir Award is a national environmental award. It encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. The Award is open to all and is run by the John Muir Trust.
What does it involve?
To achieve a John Muir Award everyone taking part needs to complete four challenges:
- Discover a wild place
- Explore its wildness
- Conserve – take personal responsibility
- Share experiences
There are 3 levels of the Award, encouraging a progressive involvement. The same 4 challenges are repeated for each level, with increased involvement in time, activity and ownership.
- Discovery Award (introductory level) minimum 4 days
- Explorer Award (intermediate level) minimum 8 days
- Conserver Award (advanced level) minimum 20 days over 6 months
Achieve your John Muir Discovery Award with VICTA…
We are delighted to be working in partnership with the John Muir Trust and have a number of expeditions this year in great locations with some fun outdoor activities that promote the values of the Award. Completion of the Award looks good on a CV and in job applications: all participants are awarded and receive a certificate.