John Muir Award Record eBook launches

New digital resource helps John Muir Award participants experience, record and share wild places

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The John Muir Trust has launched a brand new free web based resource to help capture what John Muir Award participants, leaders and groups do, see, sense and find out in wild places.

The Record eBook (available at http://www.johnmuiraward.org/recordebook) provides a handy place to share experiences through: quotes; poems and stories; songs and sounds; films and pictures. It will be available to use across a range of devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and interactive smart boards, and anywhere from wild places to centres, the home or classroom.

“Since the John Muir Award started people have chosen to record and share their experiences in words, pictures and sketches and much more by using a John Muir Award Record Book” explains Kevin Lelland, John Muir Trust Head of Communications and Membership.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in leaders and participants sharing what they do through social media, so encouraging and supporting this activity feels like a natural progression.”

The John Muir Award Record eBook has been created in partnership and with financial support from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Key partner Alison Cush, Education and Inclusion Adviser with Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park said: “We’re excited to help develop an innovative way of engaging with people, but especially younger people, through the John Muir Award.

"By providing a digital method of recording experiences the Record eBook will appeal to visitors who interact and engage with technology on a regular basis.  They will help share the personal health and well-being benefits of connecting with nature in places such as the National Park to a much wider audience.”

Get involved

The Record eBook is available to everyone across the UK who has registered John Muir Award activity with the John Muir Trust. Get in touch with your key John Muir Award contact to request a Record eBook account or explore the resource here.

Hard-copies of the Record Book are still available (£1 each), and there’s a free pdf Record Book download online. John Muir Award groups and individuals are, of course, welcome to continue creating their own ways to record and share experiences.

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