We hope you are excited to come along with us on a summer adventure of nature and heritage discovery! Unfortunately this summer is looking a bit different for all of us, and we won't be able to deliver face-to-face activities as we normally would. However, we still want to support you along your wildlife discovery journey, but in a more virtual way!
John Muir was a Scottish adventurer, who was known as the 'Father of the National Parks'. The John Muir Trust continues to promote wild places and encourage discovery and adventure. More can be found out about the Trust and John Muir here.
The John Muir Award is a great way for families to connect with their local landscape, nature and heritage. It involves 25 hours of activity which includes exploration, discovery, conservation and sharing of experiences. The Pendle Hill LP team will send you an email every Monday of the school summer holidays with a different theme and activity ideas to enjoy that week. We will be on hand via email and phone to support and answer any questions, and will ask for photos or videos of how your family has engaged with the activities. Using this evidence, at the end of the school holidays, we will be able to request your certificates for the John Muir Discovery Award!
Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, all the activity and content we will provide will encourage you to explore your own private outdoor space, or your local parks and countryside space. We are lucky enough to have lots of green space surrounding us in East Lancashire so please note that you do not need to have your own garden or yard space to complete this award.
If you are interested in getting involved, please fill in the registration form below. In line with GDPR regulations the registration form, along with images and videos, will be held within the AONB database on the Lancashire County Council systems (unless you give us other specific permissions to use pictures within social media and on our website). For Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership Privacy Notice please see: https://www.forestofbowland.com/privacy-notice. We will only hold the following information until you have completed the John Muir Award, however any images or videos used on social media or on our website will remain there.