24th March 2000 at 00:00
Your school can help Rainforest Concern save the rainforests by sponsoring an acre in the Choco-Andean Rainforest Corridor, Ecuador, in perpetuity for just pound;25. In return, you receive a certificate and, depending on the amount of acres sponsored, books, T-shirts, posters and videos of the rainforest. For a fresh approach to human and physical geography, teachers are welcome to draw on the charity's expertise. Information can be provided on a range of successful conservation projects being run in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka, such as sugar cane production and eco-tourism. Older students may visit Rainforest Concern's research station which is based at the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve in Ecuador. For afree fact sheet, tel: 020 7229 2093.E-mail:; website:

The World Wide Fund for Nature's new internet-based National Business and Environment Scholarship Scheme is aimed at A-level and GNVQ business students. Partnership organisations include British Airways and the Aviation Environment Federation. Details: Wendy Hardy. Tel: 01483 426444. A teacher's resource, In the Air, On the Ground, is also available and is suitable for post-16 students of economics, business, geography and general studies. It contains software and notes focusing on aviation, environment and associated issues concerned with sustainable development . Cost: pound;19.99. Tel: 01753 643104.

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