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DSF Virtual Classroom

As many as 12,000 Canadian high school students and their teachers will have real-time access to renowned scientist Dr. David Suzuki on November 1 and 2 through a new virtual classroom experience.  The virtual program is being delivered through a partnership between the National Film Board of Canada  and the David Suzuki Foundation.   The conversation will focus on many of the important themes depicted in the award-winning film Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.  Students will have the opportunity…

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Virtual Conservation

Virtual reality can change not only how people behave, but also how they conserve, according to the latest studies conducted by Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Science Daily reports that in one particular study, test subjects were given the ability to become virtual loggers and experience deforestation firsthand by using “joystick chainsaws.” Then they were tested on how much paper they conserved. The Stanford studies stem from the belief that in order to change wasteful behaviour in our fast-paced technological world,…

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Kew Gardens Virtually

Kew Gardens  has an online Google Street View  series of maps that let a viewer experience virtually standing on the street and paths.  It’s a great way to be an armchair tourist and visit Kew Gardens and other destinations from anywhere in the world, for free. Through Google, you can navigate the pathways of part of Kew Garden’s 326 acre site, and see the gardens and well known buildings such as the Palm House and the Pagoda.  Kew Gardens boasts the…

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