Conservationists Claim Running in the Corridors Helps School Children Understand Rainforests
October 2010 - The World Land Trust has launched an exciting educational resource designed to engage Key Stage 1 & 2 school children in learning about rainforests and other endangered wildlife habitats. This new resource pack is called ‘Running in the Corridors’ to demonstrate to children how the World Land Trust fund the purchase of wildlife corridors around the world to reconnect fragmented pockets of endangered habitat. To explain the concept to younger students, wildlife corridors are likened to a school corridor.
The ‘Running in the Corridors’ pack provides information to inspire children to become involved in learning about and fundraising for endangered habitats. The pack features a ‘Learning about Rainforests’ CD, teacher information, a student booklet as well as case studies of the World Land Trust project areas and a Wildlife Corridors game board. Imagery on the CD is visually striking with fantastic photographs of the various endangered species found within the World Land Trust project areas. The CD is a valuable teaching tool devised by WLT who have extensive knowledge of the world’s rainforests. However the ‘Running in the Corridors’ pack also encourages pupils to take action by raising funds to protect a variety of threatened habitats and the animals which depend upon them.
To encourage schools to participate in fundraising for World Land Trust, there are imaginative rewards in place. Pupils are encouraged to create a portfolio which shows WLT how the donation money was raised. There will be a top prize and two commendations awarded to the most imaginative and successful fundraising ideas presented in a portfolio. Students could win: an elephant from India (a wooden carving purchased directly from the artist), or a school visit by a World Land Trust staff member, or even a class visit to the nearest BIAZA Zoo. Find out more on the World Land Trust website www.worldlandtrust.org/education/resources.htm
For more information please contact Emma Beckett from the World Land Trust at emma*AT*emmabeckettpr.com (To prevent spam we cannot show the email address in full. Please replace *AT* with @ in your email TO field.) Full Press release: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/documents/ritc-press-release.pdf(29KB) (opens in new window)