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27 May 2022

Nature award resource launched

Special guests join Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills to celebrate the launch of a new nature awards resource.

Nature awards resource launch with MSP and RL v3

Huge thanks to Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP who officially launched our collaborative resource Achieving awards in, through and for nature earlier this week at Fordell Firs Scout Centre, in front of special guests including Jim Duffy from the Awards Network.

The resource was well received by Ms. Somerville who said: “This accessible mapping tool from the John Muir Trust helps people navigate learner journeys through nature-based awards. It shows that from early years to young adults and families, all sorts of people can build skills in and benefit from our wild places. We know that using awards to connect with nature provides essential opportunities for helping tackle the climate crisis and reversing biodiversity loss too.”

Achieving awards in, through and for nature is a collaborative resource that’s designed to help practitioners navigate and connect diverse nature-based award opportunities available in Scotland. It demonstrates how nature-based awards contribute to national agendas such as building skills for life, learning and work, and inspiring people about the benefits of wild places and nature connection in tackling the climate crisis and reversing biodiversity loss.

Photo shows Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP with our Scotland Education Manager Rebecca Logsdon holding a poster-sized version of the new nature award resouce.

Hand with flowers - David Lintern

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