John Muir Award 4 day course
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John Muir Award 4 day course

10:00 - 15:00
£24.00 for the four day course
11-14 year olds

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The Parks Trust are proud to be running a 4 day John Muir Award course for 11-14 year olds. On this course participants will discover and explore a different wild greenspace each day including Linford Lakes Nature Reserve, Elfield Nature Park and Howe Park Wood.

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. There are four challenges at the heart of each John Muir Award and through this 4 day course you can acheive this award by completeing the following...

Discover a wild place, Explore it, Do something to Conserve it, Share your experience.

This Award is the beginners level 'The Discovery Award'. After acheiving this award you can go onto to complete the 'Explorer Award' (Intermediate Level) and finish with the 'Conserve Award' (Advanced Level).

The John Muir Award is a great opportunity for young people who are interested in outdoor exploration and ecology. You can meet like-minded people, enjoy the wild and receive a highly recognised award!

Important information:

This course will run from Tuesday 20th August until Friday 23rd August from 10am-3pm each day. Each day we will meet at a different location. This is a non-residential and non-catering course, therefore please ensure you can organise transportation and bring along your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

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    The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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    There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.

  • Elfield Nature Park

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    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.

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  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

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