22nd March 1996 at 00:00
BT YOUNG NATURALIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS The Young People's Trust for the Environment and Nature Conservation is encouraging children aged 8-13 to carry out research by April 30 on anything from insects to elephants, nature trails to rain forests and acid rain to global warming.

Alternatively, they may collect information on their local frog and toad population to be used by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology to consider ways of protecting the species. Winners will receive a dolphin trophy and Pounds 500 for their school. For details andor frog and toad survey sheet send SAE to: The Young People's Trust, 8 Leapale Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4JX.

MAY 17-27 BT ENVIRONMENT WEEK. Students aged over 11 are invited to form teams to take on projects that will improve their local environment, for example, disguising graffiti or transforming unused schoolcollege grounds. Closing date for registration forms: April 19. The teams with the 10 best regional projects will receive community awards worth Pounds 500. Details: BT Environment Week '96 (Campaign Headquarters), PO Box 3064, London WC2R 1DR.

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