Myplace Middlesbrough are going wild by participating in the John Muir Award.
The John Muir Award is an environmental scheme which encourages people of all ages to connect, enjoy and care for wild places. Participants who complete the scheme will receive an award.
The scheme invites us to follow in the footsteps of John Muir, a key figure in the modern conservation movement, particularly in the USA where he worked to save Yosemite National Park and other areas of wilderness. The scheme also helps to encourage awareness, responsibility, and conservation of the natural environment in a fun and adventurous way.
Myplace Middlesbrough will help and guide the young people through four challenges that are needed to complete the award.
- Discovering a wild place such as a park, beach, forest, school grounds, or even a back garden!
- Exploring its wildness and becoming familiar with the surroundings.
- Conserving and taking personal responsibility for it by leaving it in better shape and helping to minimalise future damage.
- Sharing the experience with an audience.
This is a great opportunity to preserve the local environment and Myplace are keen to work with youth organisations, schools and any young person who is interested.
Wendy Kelly, Strategic Manager at Myplace Middlesbrough, said: “We’re really excited to be participating in this year’s John Muir Award. For the young people that take part in the scheme, it is a great way to develop an understanding of, and responsibility for, a chosen wild place in our community.”
For more information on the John Muir Award, you can visit their website here