Experience the 'Virtual Rainforest' This Summer

By Sky Rainforest Rescue, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

LONDON, May 24, 2011 -

- The Sky Rainforest Rescue Pod is Back

After a successful tour last year the Sky Rainforest Rescue Pod, the
'virtual rainforest' experience created to help raise awareness of Sky and
WWF's campaign to help save a billion trees in the Amazon rainforest,
(rainforestrescue.sky.com/) is back this summer.

The first leg of its three date UK tour sees the pod in situ at the Hay
on Wye Festival next weekend. You'll also have a chance to experience the
revamped pod - complete with a six new video screens, a 3D film and an
interactive 'rainforest floor' - at Moors Valley Country Park and Westonbirt
Arboretum later in the summer.

Anyone unfamiliar with the work that Sky and WWF are carrying out in
Acre, Brazil through Sky Rainforest Rescue can learn more about the campaign
whilst exploring the wonders of the rainforest in a unique interactive

The pod plunges visitors into a rainforest experience where they can
discover the natural wonders of this incomparably diverse habitat, learn
about the people of the Amazon and the threat that deforestation poses.

Nicola Powell, Head of Rainforest and Engagement at Sky, commented "The
pod has been kitted out with six new video screens, featuring interviews with
rainforest experts and celebrities. And of course, you can still test your
knowledge in the rainforest quiz, uncover fascinating facts on the
interactive forest floor, and experience the Amazon with our unique 3D film."

Want to experience the pod for yourself? The pod will be appearing around
the UK at the following locations:

    - Hay on Wye Festival 26 May - 5 June
    - Moors Valley Country Park 20 July - 2 August
    - Westonbirt Arboretum 16 - 29 August

Further information on the pod's tour this summer can be found at

To find out more about the work that Sky and WWF are carrying out in Acre
through Sky Rainforest Rescue to help protect the rainforest, (
rainforestrescue.sky.com/what-you-can-do) visit the Sky Rainforest
Rescue website. (rainforestrescue.sky.com/)

Victoria Etaghene, +44(0)207-705-3000, Victoria.Etaghene@bskyb.com


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