David Suzuki in the classroom at Riverbend School!

On Tuesday, November 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Riverbend School students will be buzzing with excitement as they participate in a virtual classroom with Canada’s most recognized scientists, Dr. David Suzuki.

Presented by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, the David Suzuki Classroom is an opportunity for students to connect with the famous environmentalist, live.  Riverbend students, along with peers from 200 schools across Canada, will have an opportunity to ask Dr. Suzuki questions about the themes raised in the NFB documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.

One of the students has been selected to ask the following question:

1.  At one point in time, religion was the center of our society.  Now, it could be said that it has been replaced by the economy.  If we got rid of the economy, what would replace it?

During the online session, Dr. Suzuki will talk about his many experiences and compelling vision for the future of our planet. 

For more information on the David Suzuki Classroom, visit the National Film Board’s website.

About the film
In Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, the iconic scientist’s “last lecture” is intercut with emotional scenes that trace his life’s journey, from an internment camp in British Columbia and the swamps of small-town Ontario to a memorial ceremony in Hiroshima and the CBC studios, where for decades he has created his award-winning TV show, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. The film encourages the examination of world events in relation to oneself and one another, as well as our interconnections with nature.