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Our students thoroughly engaged with Dr. David Guggenheim. His presentation was captivating and his message of greatest importance. He brought science to the top of many student’s lists of what they would like to do in their future work. Our students from 1st -12th grades were truly touched and positively impressed with the importance of our oceans and we all learned a great deal more about this huge part of our world and what is happening in them. I highly recommend support of David’s program.
We’ve just completed an amazing two-day visit by Dr. Guggenheim! He spoke to elementary students; college students and faculty; and a large general audience (where he received a standing ovation). Our varied audiences totaled into the several hundreds.We were particularly taken with how well he relates to young people. We gathered a group of 150 6th-graders from our public school system for his presentation. He gave them an exciting program, finishing by teaching them how to “drive” his min-sub — brilliant!) — they all raised their hands when Dr. G asked if they wanted to become scientists! Every school district in the United States needs Dr. G to come speak and motivate their students to go into the hard sciences. Our Council and community members think that he was one of the best speakers they’ve heard, and they are quite particular, as we bring in national experts throughout the year — we have a very active speakers program.Dr. Guggenheim is extremely gracious and generous with his time. We truly enjoyed his short visit with us and can’t wait to bring him back! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any more testimonial. I’ve been bringing in speakers for over 15 years and he is one of the best!
David engaged children – and adults – of all ages, communicating a message of passionate concern and involvement with the future of the oceans and the life it sustains. His visual presentation was witty, energetic, personal and instructive, all at the same time; and he introduced his audiences to new and real ways of looking at their own role(s) in marine preservation. His classroom presentations were relevant, focused and interactive. In all, David has made life-long friends at Friends Select School!
Dr. Guggenheim gave a wonderful PowerPoint presentation with very vivid pictures. Our boys and girls were very interested in all he had to teach them about the ocean, coral and sea animals.