Natural Curiosity and The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study created this fellowship to honour two promising Teacher or Early Childhood Educator Candidates each year, who are graduating from an accredited Ontario Faculty of Education program.
The Dr. David Suzuki Fellowship Award recognizes excellence in pre-service environmental education of elementary school children. The Dr. David Suzuki Fellowships were established by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School.
These Fellowships were made possible by the Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation, the leadership of Laboratory School teachers, and the support of celebrated, award-winning geneticist, environmentalist, and broadcaster, Dr. David Suzuki.
These Fellowships were created due to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School’s enduring commitment to pre-service teacher education. This is also in response to an overwhelming number of requests from Teacher Candidates wishing to have a practicum experience at the Lab School in order to witness Environmental Inquiry in action before setting off in their own teaching practices.
Who should apply?
Pre-service Teachers or pre-service Early Childhood Educators
Graduating from an accredited Ontario Faculty of Education or Early Childhood Education program
Winners will have an opportunity to participate in a Fellowship placement at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at a mutually agreeable time for one week, in a K-6 classroom. Suzuki Fellows will be able to see, learn, and immerse themselves in Environmental Inquiry, the Lab School’s four-part approach to Environmental Education under the mentorship of Lab School teacher/researchers.