Course: Conservation with John Muir Award

Field Studies Council

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
27th May 2024

Cost: £389

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

This course is aimed at young people aged 16 and 18 years old who are interested in conservation and nature.

Our diverse and educational John Muir five day residential course includes a range of activities, focusing on the theme of nature and conservation.

Spend a week immersing yourself in nature, making new friends and learning new skills. This residential is packed with a range of activities based around the theme of nature and conservation.

Sessions might include learning about the local wildlife, experiencing flora and fauna on a spectacular walk, taking part in a local conservation project, and trying out a range of bushcraft skills in nearby woodland.

It is ideal for any young people looking to get first-hand experience of conservation in action.

This course is perfect for young people with an interest in nature and their environment. No prior experience is required, so why not come along and learn about the nature and conservation of the area.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications.

Transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

  • Communicating with others
  • Working as a team
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the lead
  • Keeping focused
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making

You will be able to achieve the John Muir Award by the end of the week, and if you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, this course is also an ideal way to complete the ‘Residential’ section of the award.

The John Muir Award focuses on four key areas: Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share. The four Challenges promote a holistic approach to outdoor experiences.

If these course dates do not suit you, we run similar courses at many of our other centres.

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