from £50 per person, per day, based on 8 attending
Course length: 5 hours of activities per week, spread over 6 weeks
– all around the farm setting
Discover – Discover a wild environment – ranging from an old quarry, to the woodland walk;
there are many hidden gems around Hush Farms.
Explore – Surveys, twitching, and art and photography are a few of the activities
interwoven in the game of playing "wildlife detective". Reading clues
in the landscape, following tracks and looking for signs of wildlife, all offer
you the chance to explore and uncover the mysteries of the countryside.
Conserve – Along
the way you will also test out traditional and practical skills, such as
hedgelaying and coppicing, as well as following the cycle of plants – from seed
to planting out saplings, or starting a new wildflower meadow – helping us to
conserve the natural beauty of the area. Tools of the trade range from a hand
held pair of secateurs, to the mechanics of chain saws – the choice can
Share – The
final element involved in completing the John Muir Award is to share all that
you've discovered, with new friends and the local community. You can do this
either through art or photography, perhaps with story-telling
or story-writing, or even in kite-making, creating colourful posters or
Further learning: Once you have completed the John Muir Discovery
Award, we can offer the intermediate and advanced awards, which spend more time
on each area of learning. The Explorer Award requires 8 days of learning, while
The Conserver Award takes 20 days (over 6 months).