The Six Awards

Discovering Nature – Finding out about the Natural World

Finding out about the landscape, plants, birds, animals, insects, fish, trees. Seeing how nature works and how we can affect it. Exploring how we feel about the natural world and its place in our lives.

Activities such as:

  • Woodland, Freshwater or Coastal Studies
  • Food chains and Food webs
  • Water Cycle
  • An ‘Earth Walk’
  • Migration
  • Comparing Landscapes/Habitats

Working Together – Team Work and Activities

Looking at how to do things together, understanding what other people need, learning to share ideas and make decisions together. Working as a team, solving problems learning about give and take.

Activities such as:

  • Team Building Exercises
  • Problem Solving Courses
  • Team Challenge
  • Trust Games

Adventure Skills – Outdoor Adventure Activities

Developing new skills and working to improve them, challenging ourselves, finding out what we can do, getting new perspectives and feeling the thrill of success.

Activities such as:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Gorge Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing

Find your way – Learning to navigate and read maps

Understanding how we find our way around our world. Learning to interpret maps and directions, identifying features that help us know where we are going.

Activities such as:

  • Memory Mapping
  • Trail Quests
  • Map Work and Compass Skills
  • Orienteering

Journeying – Travelling under your own power

Making our way together through the natural world, reaching the parts planes, trains and cars can’t reach. Sharing the ups and downs, the sunshine and the showers.

Activities such as:

  • Group Hill Walk
  • Canoe Trip
  • Bike Trip
  • Sea Kayak Trip
  • Or a combination of these

Helping the environment – to improve our enviroment

Acting to improve the environment by carrying out a practical project, an environmental survey or work to help an endangered/biodiversity species.

Activities such as:

  • Local Conservation Projects
  • Footpath Conservation
  • Wildlife Gardening
  • Take part in national surveys
  • Clean ups

Making Connections – Looking back, moving forward

Looking back at your Natural Connections experiences, at what you’ve done, showing us what you felt and thought, making links between all the elements and between Natural Connection and your life.

You could make:

  • Scrapbook
  • Video
  • Photo Album
  • Diary