Other training and events

One-day and half-day courses and events designed to help engagement with the John Muir Award

Do you want to/already use the John Muir Award and are interested in exploring how to get the most from it? Are you looking for open one-day training courses and events specific to your sector/area?

These one-day and half-day courses and events (often run at a reduced rate with key educational partners) may be of interest. They are designed to help your engagement with the John Muir Award.

COVID 19: Please note, we are monitoring the situation on COVID 19 (or coronavirus) and following government advice. We will make changes to our events schedule if necessary. 

1. John Muir Award in Schools

This one-day introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. With less time available and its specific focus, it is not as activity-based as the open-enrolment two-day residential training.

Seek Marion Skene

2. John Muir Award in National Parks

This one-day introductory course is for teachers, youth workers, community learning staff, outdoor instructors and anyone who supports outdoor learning and engagement in National Parks. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a National Parks context. With less time available and its specific focus, it is not as activity-based as the open-enrolment two-day residential training. In partnership with Lake District National Park and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

John Muir Award teacher training

3. Literacy and Nature Training

Experience activities that help develop literacy skills in the outdoors and discuss the potential role of nature connections. Using the Explorer’s Guide to The Lost Words we'll make our own literary spells and enjoy a trail through the Gardens. The session will showcase use of The Lost Words and associated resources in schools, community and youth groups. Supported by Education Scotland, Scottish Book Trust and City of Edinburgh Council.

Reading Lost Words
Group in meadow - Janet Macsween

Book a place

For more information about any of these courses, or to book a place, please contact info@johnmuirward.org

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