Legacy of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018
Year of Young People 2018 aimed to inspire Scotland through its young people - celebrating their achievements and valuing their contribution.
How did the John Muir Trust engage with young people during 2018?
- Listened to young people through workshops and events
- Co-designed #TheBrawOutdoorQuestion youth nature survey to better understand nature connections
- Recruited young people as conservation officers on John Muir Trust properties
- Supported over 1,500 UK organisations to deliver over 120,000 John Muir Awards to young people since 2016 (exceeding #iwill pledge target)
- Enhanced partnerships with organisations to put nature connection at heart of youth work
- Shared young people’s voices about wild places through stories and films
- Collated research and feedback, information on initiatives, and stories to highlight ways that young people can, and do, take practical action for nature
What are we continuing to do?
- Inspire, inform and empower young people through the John Muir Award across the UK
- Ensure young people involvement in land management through Trust’s conservation officer programme
- Support existing and pilot new Junior Ranger programmes on Trust properties
- Develop online communications and social media platforms to engage young people - see ReRoute Recommendations
- Include young people as a stakeholders in decision making and co-design opportunities
The discussion around young people and nature engagement continues. Have a look around the Young People & Nature webpages to find out more and see recent updates.