John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It supports people to connect with, enjoy and care for nature, landscape, and the natural environment.

It was launched in 1997 by the John Muir Trust to safeguard and conserve wild places in the UK. The John Muir Trust’s vision is of a world where wild places are protected, enhanced, and valued by and for everyone.

At Pogles Wood Explorers we deliver the John Muir Award scheme on selected dates during school holidays and occasionally at weekends to children and young people.


To achieve a John Muir Award, each participant must

  • Meet four Challenges – Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share
  • Complete the required time commitment
  • Show enthusiasm and commitment towards their involvement
  • Have an awareness of John Muir
  • Understand what the John Muir Award is and why they are participating


To achieve a John Muir Award each individual participant engages in a range of activities that meet the following four Challenges:

  • Discover a wild place
  • Explore its wildness
  • Conserve it
  • Share your experiences


There are three different Award Levels – Discovery, Explorer and Conserver.

There is a minimum time commitment for each level, with the majority of time spent outdoors.

Please contact us to find out more about the John Muir Award.

Next John Muir Dates

We are now taking bookings for the following dates:
21 October 2017
4 November 2017

How long is a session?

10.00 to 3.00

Is food provided?

We do not provide lunch for the children although drinks will be available. Children should bring a mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack.

What does it cost?

£12 per child

How do I book?

Please call or email us for more information, to check availability or to make a provisional booking. Please note that we require a signed booking form to secure a booking.
Click here to download the John Muir booking form

About Pogles

Pogles Wood Explorers is an outdoor learning centre based in a lovely Dorset woodland with a rich and diverse ecology offering a wide range of activities for children and adults.

You can contact us at:


f: Pogles Wood

t: @poglesexplorers

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