A new Scottish Junior Forester Award has been launched . This aims to give children and young people an insight into a career in forestry, equipping them with the knowledge and practical skills so that they can help manage woodlands in their schools or communities.
The Scottish Junior Forester Award is aimed at 4-14 year olds in school, youth work or community settings in Scotland. It can be delivered by teachers, educators, and community organisations. Participants in the Award complete six sections with practical tasks, which will enhance their knowledge of trees, woodlands and forestry.
Scottish Forestry has worked in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society and John Muir Trust to develop the award and show links with the John Muir Award.