Students and schools have made amazing contributions to the environment in partnership with Rainforest Trust. In the last five years more than $10,000 has been raised for Rainforest Trust by students and school groups. To foster the spirit of giving and highlight all that schools do for conservation, we have launched a new program, Rainforest Ambassadors (formerly, Kids 4 Rainforest). In addition, we will also offer student projects throughout the year, such as an art contest for Earth Day 2013.
Our Rainforest Ambassadors program offers ideas, support, and recognition for school projects. We are proud of our young contributor’s achievements, and as a means of showcasing the ways students raise money to save rainforest we will be publishing their stories on our site. In addition, students will receive a customized certificate recognizing their efforts.
Rainforest Trust will be celebrating Earth Day 2013 with a student art contest. We would like students to create art demonstrating what Earth Day means to them. Our Earth Day 2013 art contest is open to students in grades nine through tweleve. Artwork must be done on paper and mailed or delivered to the Rainforest Trust office by April 15, 2013. Entries will be judged in a blind process by Nikki Whipkey, Professor of Art at George Mason University. Pieces chosen by Whipkey will be awarded and put on display in our office and on our web site.
Find out more about Rainforest Ambassadors here.