Photo: Bring David Suzuki back to school with you!

Teachers can bring David Suzuki virtually into their classroom this fall. Learn more about the David Suzuki Virtual Classroom.

By Leanne Clare, Communications specialist

Registration for David Suzuki's Virtual Classroom is now full. If you'd like to learn more about future events just like it, complete this form and we'll add you to our list!

One of the most common requests we get at the Foundation is from teachers asking if David Suzuki can come and speak to their students. But because of the sheer volume of requests, David has to turn them down. There's just no way he can meet all of the demand.

Thanks to new technology, donated to the Foundation by Cisco Canada, we're experimenting and exploring ways to bring David into hundreds of classrooms across the country.

On November 1 and 2, the David Suzuki Foundation, in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, is putting on the David Suzuki Virtual Classroom. High school students (age 13+) from across Canada will have a chance to connect live, and in real time, with David from the comfort of their classrooms.

All teachers need to do is buy the amazing NFB documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. For the first time, students will have an opportunity to ask David questions about all the interesting issues raised in Force of Nature. During the online session, David will talk candidly about his rich life experiences and compelling vision for the future of our planet.

There's also a comprehensive teaching guide to help teachers explore the film before and after the session with David.

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Get more information about the David Suzuki Virtual Classroom, the film, registering your school or downloading the comprehensive study guides.

But, if you aren't a high school teacher or a high school student, you can still make a splash in your classroom this fall. Teach something fishy with the SeaChoice Sustainable Seafood Educator's Guide.

This kit is loaded with fun, ocean-friendly activities that are sure to inspire the next generation of ocean ambassadors. Dive deeper into the issues affecting our oceans and how to protect them. You can download a free educators' guide.

The Foundation has plans to continue exploring ways to get David Suzuki and all of his inspiring ideas out to classrooms and youth groups across the country. If you're a teacher or a youth educator and would like to get information about our future youth-related activities, please sign-up here.

If you have any questions about the David Suzuki Virtual Classroom please contact: suzukivirtualclassroom@nfb.ca.

September 12, 2011
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2011/09/bring-david-suzuki-back-to-school-with-you/

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Jan 10, 2012
10:38 AM

I would like your opinion on immunizations and autism. Would you have your grandchildren get all the immunizations, especially all the 18 month vaccines? My son is now 18 months and the doctor said he can split them up over time instead of getting them all at once.

I would really like your input ASAP.

Big Fan, Gayle Hermann

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