Young people’s stories
When it comes to finding out about how young people engage with nature, who better to hear it from than young people themselves?
Young People & Nature films
A short film series directed, shot and edited by a young film maker exploring young people's connections with the outdoors inspired by Scottish Government's Year of Young People 2018. Watch the films here.
Field Notes: Youth Appeal
As part of Year of Green Action the John Muir Trust welcomed a young person on work experience.
Miles achieved his John Muir Award and shared his thoughts on youth engagement – watch his short film and read more here…
‘Reflecting on a Year of Young People' – Izzy Filor
Schiehallion Conservation Officer Izzy Filor considers young people’s connections to nature and offers advice to get involved. Read her blog post here.
‘Go outside, feel the world, get informed’ – Nikki Gordon
As a focus on young people & nature continues, John Muir Award Administrator Nikki Gordon reflects on our environmental responsibilities. Read her blog post here.
'Testing the Waters' - Rosie Watson
Rosie Watson wants to encourage young people, like herself, to have an amazing time enjoying the world around us. Read her 2020VISION blog to find out more.
'The Wild Along the Way' - Zeki Basan
Watch Zeki’s journey travelling through the central belt of Scotland as he walks along the John Muir Way.
'My Story so Far. Asperger's and Nature' - Dara McAnulty
Visit Dara’s blog sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences on why nature is so important; the Young Fermanagh Naturalist.
Lily Macfarlane ‘Nature’s Vanishing Trick’
Lily made a short video ‘Nature’s Vanishing Trick’ trying to explain to other young people, and to herself, why biodiversity loss, extinction & vanishing species really, really matter. The video was made with the encouragement and support of Action For Conservation, an inspirational young conservation charity working with 12 to 17 year olds. Lily is an Action for Conservation Alumni and an #iwill Young Ambassador.
STRiVE Adventure trainees
Trainees from STRiVE Adventure in East Lothian share their wonderings and ponderings on participating in the John Muir Award. Watch their short video, captured using phone cameras and their own Muir-style narration.
‘In this Year of Young People, let’s get them into the great outdoors’ - Nathan Berrie
Read what our Nevis Ranger Nathan Berrie says about growing up in the outdoors and the importance of encouraging outdoor experiences, especially for young people, for mental and physical health. Read his article in The Scotsman.