Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water

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Speak up for your right to a healthy environment! The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) invite students across Canada to take part in an engaging discussion on the state of water conservation and sustainability, with special guests Dr. David Suzuki and Canadian Olympic athlete Adam van Koeverden. Join David and Adam as they share their passion for Canada’s precious resources and discuss ways to create positive change! After all, we all have the right to a healthy environment.

In this real-time conversation, Canadian environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki and Canadian Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden will be answering students’ questions on the current state of water conservation and our environment. Join us from your own classroom via Webex for a live, engaging virtual experience.

This playlist highlights several NFB films which will be referenced during the Virtual Classroom, including Toxic Trespass, Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes and Waterlife. Watch these films (or appropriate excerpts) with your students and use the accompanying resources to formulate questions for Adam and David in advance of the event. We will select 8–10 questions from students across Canada who will be given the opportunity to ask their questions during the live webcast. We have also included several additional NFB films and related external resources to further engage your students and stimulate their interest in this important discussion. Some of the films in this playlist are available to CAMPUS users only. Your ministry of education or school board may have already purchased a subscription for you. Please click on the following links to check if your organization already has a subscription or to purchase a subscription for yourself or for your school.

Use this interdisciplinary guide and this online playlist to help promote discussion amongst your students:
Films for Change Educator’s Guide
Films for Change Playlist

To learn more

To learn more, visit these related sites and sources to further engage your students in this subject matter:

David Suzuki Foundation

Adam van Koeverden’s official blog

Canadian Water Resources Association