What are young people doing? Scroll through some examples here.
Youth work, nature and the John Muir Award.
Taking youth work outdoors can make a big difference for young people, helping access the benefits of nature connection. Use this document to explore examples from a variety of youth work settings, from youth centres to care provision, and find out how participating in the John Muir Award has added value to young people’s experiences.
The #iwill campaign aims to make social action part of life for 10-20 year-olds, and wants to engage more partners around the role young people can play to address key environment challenges. John Muir Trust #iwill pledge: we will support 100,000 young people in social action for nature, 2016-2020 – so far we have supported over 122,448 people, and we are not done yet!
See more examples of how the John Muir Trust promotes youth social action through the John Muir Award here:
Keeping it Wild in London
The John Muir Trust has joined forces with London Wildlife Trust, Headliners and London Youth to get young Londoners involved with nature conservation and improve the diversity of people involved in the natural heritage sector. Find out more.
Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel, ReRoute, are dedicated to involving more young people in nature. Visit their website for blogs, videos, ideas and examples of youth engagement to encourage young people to get the most out of outdoor experiences - from taking climate action to enjoying urban nature, to a short #2018TreesandBees video from John Muir Award participants at Anderson High on Shetland, sharing how they put something back for nature through Year of Young People.
A Focus on Nature
A Focus on Nature is the UK's youth nature network. They aim to connect, support and inspire young people, aged 16-30, with an interest in nature and conservation; and provide a voice for the youth conservation movement. Get Involved!
- Read the ‘Vision for Nature’ report, setting out how young people would like the natural world to look by 2050 and how they think we should get there.
- Find and join your local group and discover like-minded people and events in your area here.
- Submit a pledge detailing what you promise to do #NowforNature - anything from reducing plastic waste, to volunteering at your local nature reserve.
- Share any photos and tweets of what you're doing for nature and wildlife - just make sure you tag #NowforNature!
Ministry of Young People in Nature
Read how Bella Lack and Georgia Locock (school pupil and student) form a response from the ‘Ministry of Young People in Nature’ (page 47) to help inform Chris Packham’s A Peoples Manifesto for Wildlife. The Manifesto forms a series of essays and ideas from independent voices that aim to make a huge difference to people and wildlife.