This month the AONB Young Rangers began working towards the John Muir Discovery Award – an environmental award scheme focused on wild places.
To get things started the Young Rangers worked in four small groups each making a poster to illustrate part of the life-story of John Muir. Each group then gave a short presentation on their poster enabling the others to learn about how John Muir became known as the ‘founding father’ of the world conservation movement and helped set up the first National Park.
Then it was time to get out outside and start discovering a wild place – in this case on an orienteering course around the Blackmoor Reserve which took the Young Rangers to the corners of the reserve they haven’t visited before. The day finished with a conservation task thinning small trees from the woods in the reserve.