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“You are only 46238 minutes 14 seconds away from the wildest event of the year.
The Mission:Explore online Summer Camp is going to be 100 days of warped adventures, wild activities and daring challenges. Join the Summer Camp community and from June 1st you will be sent daily missions to explore the great outdoors, no matter where in the world you are.
Carefully crafted by our camp challengers, you will be sent missions to attempt by National Geographic, National Parks, the RSPB, Scouts, John Muir and other exploration experts.
Complete the daring missions outdoors and you will develop your expertise in Mission:Exploring and discover new things about yourself and the world around you. You’ll have some random fun and be able to pick up some rewards too.”
Perfect for children, schools, outdoor groups and parents to make the most of the summer and it’s free to join. Something to share!
PRESS RELEASE >>> MISSION:EXPLORE JOHN MUIR
A unique set of ‘missions’ has been created to inspire people to follow in the footsteps of John Muir – a founding father of the modern conservation movement.
A partnership between the John Muir Trust and Mission:Explore, a group of teachers, artists, activists and adventurers, has created Mission:Explore – John Muir, a free e-book featuring 20 activities that reflect the adventures and ethos of the Victorian Scot.
Supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, it encourages individuals, groups and families of all ages to look, feel, walk, explore, draw, think and even dance in wild nature wherever they find it. Watch how a frog swims, get windswept, create a mini-National Park, and stare at the stars. Missions are illustrated by Tom Morgan Jones and populated with Muir quotes.
It ties in perfectly with Year of Natural Scotland 2013 and the theme of celebrating John Muir. There’s already interest across the UK and in America. Your ebook is free to download from Mission:Explore and John Muir Award web pages, and can be used on smart phones, laptops and tablets, or printed off and used in an old-fashioned way.
“Mission:Explore and the John Muir Award have so much in common. We’re both all about discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing, so making this book together made perfect sense. We had a great time making it and are sure that you’ll have an even better time doing each of the quirky adventures inside. Good luck!” Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer at Mission:Explore, and Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager.
“These missions are great, you can really see the spark they’ve generated with teachers.”Carol Walker, South Lanarkshire Outdoor Learning Development Officer
Notes to editor
Featuring 20 activities that reflect the adventures and ethos of the Victorian Scot, you can access the free Mission:Explore John Muir eBook or PDF in a number of ways:
eBook – on-line with Graphicly http://graphicly.com/mission-explore/mission-explore-john-muir/john-muir
eBook for iPhone or iPad – via ‘Mission Explore John Muir’ in iBookshttps://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mission-explore-john-muir/id627660952?mt=11 or Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=The%20Geography%20Collective&search-alias=books-uk&sort=relevancerank
Download – as a printable PDF version (5.3MB) from jmaward-mission-explore-john-muir.asp
Find hundreds of other missions on the Mission:Explore websitehttp://www.missionexplore.net/
About The John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust is the leading wild land conservation charity in the UK. We love wild places and are dedicated to protecting and improving them for people and wildlife. Over 10,000 members support us in our work. Find out more atwww.jmt.org.
We currently own and look after some of the finest wild areas in the UK including Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay, part of the Cuillin on Skye, Quinag in Assynt and 3,000 acres on the remote Knoydart peninsula.
We manage our properties according to our wild land management standards, which focus on habitat improvement and encouraging a more natural landscape and ecosystem. See www.wildlandmanagement.org.uk for more.
The UK’s remaining wild land is disappearing under development at an unprecedented rate with implications for our environment, economy and quality of life. The John Muir Trust is campaigning for greater protection for wild land across the UK through its Wild Land Campaign. Read more at www.jmt.org/wildland.
Through the John Muir Award, the John Muir Trust encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. Since 1997, more than 160,000 people across the UK have achieved an Award. Read more about this educational initiative at www.johnmuiraward.org.
We take our name and inspiration from John Muir (1838-1914), the pioneering, influential Scots-born American conservationist who was passionate about the wild. Muir dedicated his life to protecting wild places and he campaigned successfully for the establishment of National Parks to safeguard vast tracts of wild lands, including Yosemite Valley in California.
Mission:Explore is a collection of books created by the Geography Collective, a unique team of over 25 geographers, teachers, educators and artists who work together to help young people explore and see the world in new ways. It makes books full of illustrated challenges that aim to make children a little more confident, happy, empathetic and knowledgeable. They think that learning in the real world, in real places and about real issues are vital to any childhood.
Mission:Explore has won awards including National Trust & Hay Festival Outdoor Book of the Year 2011 and a Pink Stinks approved stamp for being gender neutral.www.missionexplore.net
About Year of Natural Scotland 2013
The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 is the latest in a series of themed years for the Scottish Government. It aims to highlight Scotland’s stunning natural beauty and biodiversity, and promote opportunities for visitors and residents to enjoy our beautiful landscapes, wildlife and heritage responsibly.http://www.snh.gov.uk/enjoying-the-outdoors/year-of-natural-scotland-2013
Our Mission:Explore Food book has an RRP of £20 and currently costs £17 on Amazon. This is a good deal for 159 illustrated activities in a hardback book… that’s just 10p an activity.
We’ve just created a new offer that is aimed at schools and clubs that want to use Mission:Explore Food as class/workbooks. You can now buy copies for £9.09 including P&P when you buy a case of 11 books. Click here for full details.
“Oh blimey this book is brilliant! Every school in the country should have a copy.” Emma Freud
Probably the only book I will ever recommend to undergrads, buy for my kids & use as a plate.” ~ Professor Ian Cook
“It’s truly a work of genius.” The Botanical Baker
“You can use it to build up your relationship together whilst helping them to build a healthy relationship for food” Kelloggsville
“we rate this book very highly and think it is a great resource for the whole family” Cooking, Cakes & Children
“Calling all parents of fussy eaters, here’s the children’s cook book you’ve been waiting for Mission:Explore Food.”Mari’s World
“It teaches kids to build a good healthy relationship with food.” The Syders
“puts your child in control of their learning” Purplemum
The materials for the Geographical Association’s Geography Awareness Week 2013 have been published on the GA’s website, and they feature a section on Mission:Explore
Download a copy from HERE
Alan Parkinson from the Geography Collective attended the GA Conference at the University of Derby to run a fieldtrip on the Saturday.
An enthusiastic group of delegates had a quick introduction to the idea behind Mission:Explore and the various projects before half an hour spent exploring.
Some comments and images may still be accessible by searching #MEDerby13 on Twitter.
One comment from a delegate:
“Essex won’t know what has hit it when the genius of The Geography Collective is unleashed on it by my geography pupils.”
Get in touch if you’d like us to come and enthuse your colleagues in a similar way…
We’re currently testing out 24 watery Mission:Explore challenges to help young people to learn about water, resources and how they can influence them. If you are a teacher and would like to volunteer to have a look at the missions and complete a short form we would love to hear from you.
Please comment on this post and we’ll email you back ASAP. Many thanks!
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