John Muir Award

The John Muir award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It helps re-connect people with nature and enjoy and care for wild places. It’s for people of all backgrounds – groups, families and individuals. It is non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.

  • Discover a Wild Place
  • Explore it
  • Do something to Conserve it
  • Share your experiences
Please contact us to organise an activity


Why use it?

Why use it?

  • To help appreciate and value nature, urban greenspace and wild landscapes
  • To encourage awareness, understanding and responsibility for wild places
  • To promote personal development through outdoor experiences
  • To encourage and environmental agenda for individuals and organisations
  • To recognise and celebrate achievements of each individual that meets Award Criteria

Who's it for?

Who's it for?

It’s open to all. John Muir Award don’t set rigid guidelines for younger ages, however participants should understand and meet Award Criteria – generally this works best at upper primary and older. Adults are welcome to get involved too – on their own, in groups or alongside their younger charges.

From pupils to professors, prisoners to pensioners – a genuinely diverse cross-section of society participants.

John Muir Award have created a Family Award that welcomes involvement as a family unit and can include all ages which Wild Survivor are proud to support.

So what?

So what?

Using the John Muir Award with groups and organisations can:

Help to enhance the impact of your own, through:

  • Action for the enviroment
  • Promoting a culture of environmental awareness and care in an organisation
  • Encouraging behaviour and action, attitudes and values-based learning for individuals

Support an approach in which the environment is not seen in isolation or as an add on, but as an essential component at the heart of outdoor experiences, of adventure, of learning, of creativity, of wellbeing.

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