The John Muir Award aims to promote educational, social and personal development, through the exploration of wild places and involvement in conservation.
At Arran Outdoor Education Centre we are ideally placed to deliver the award, incorporating it into our week long outdoor learning programme.
Participants will achieve a John Muir Discovery Award, having explored the island and contributed to conservation projects, ready to share their experiences back in the school community.
There are four elements to a John Muir Award. To gain the award, participants must:
- discover a wild place
- explore their wild place
- take responsibility to conserve their wild place
- share their experiences with others
The sample programme below gives you a flavour of the week at the centre. This can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.
|Monday||Journey to Arran||Introductory local hill walk||Nature quiz introduction and small mammal trapping|
|Tuesday||Seal watching and rockpool study||Woodland walk and art with natural materials||Willow weaving|
|Wednesday||Orienteering||Conservation practical project work||Walk up to cloud base and poetry compilation|
|Thursday||Woodland skills and shelter building||Survival game||Charcoal drawing followed by disco|
|Friday||Nature quiz and poetry final review||Swim in Auchrannie and journey from Arran||N/A|
After your visit, we will complete sharing and award certificates.
Find out more
A John Muir Award Certificate Request Form (Word, 49Kb) is also available to download.