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Virtual Visits

Dr. Jackie

Looking to inspire your students with some epic tales from the jungle? We've got you covered!

Have Dr. Jackie join your classroom virtually for an engaging visit designed to spark student's curiosity and motivate their passions!

With the global pandemic halting travel and dramatically changing the way we teach and learn, Dr. Jackie has revamped her keynote speaker series with an exciting new twist!


Now students can see wild gibbons in action and spend even more time connecting with Dr. Jackie to learn about life in the jungle.

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Watch gibbons in action & meet with Dr. Jackie to chat!

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Watch episode 3 now to learn more

& see Dr. Jackie in action.

In these Virtual Visits you can watch wild gibbons in action with our short Gibbon Livin' video series then meet with Dr. Jackie to learn how she got to be where she is today, starting from her childhood dreams growing up in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, to her first taste of Anthropology in Grade 11, to the magical journey of twists and turns that landed her in the jungles of Thailand for the first time in 2007 to study monkeys and apes in the wild.

Packed with anecdotes from the field, inspiring stories, and a motivational message focused on taking responsibility to overcome obstacles and make your dreams come true, a Virtual Visit with Dr. Jackie is a great way to invigorate students to strive for success and build a brighter future as they learn about our wonderful natural world.

Learn more about Dr. Jackie's Journey and our keynote speaking program here.

Grade 7 to

Grade 12





Social Science




Virtual Visits are Perfect for Students in :

How do the virtual visits work?

Inspiration, education, and motivation specifically tailored for youth.

Program Outline

  • Virtual Chats are booked in 60-90 minute time slots.

  • We'll send you links to watch our Gibbon Livin' video series with your students anytime before Dr. Jackie arrives (episodes range from 3-7 minutes totaling 28 minutes for the entire 7 episodes).

  • Dr. Jackie will join your class virtually and speak for 25-30 minutes recounting her journey and experiences with gibbons in the jungle.

  • Students will then have the remainder of the time with Dr. Jackie to ask questions and engage in group discussion.

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What are people saying about Virtual Visits with Dr. Jackie?


I've invited Dr. Jackie into my classroom for the past 5+ years and she's always been so informative and engaging - my students have always enjoyed her presentations and talked about it after-the-fact.


[After the presentation] one student mentioned working hard to get a good average so she could go to McMaster "just like Dr. Prime did".  It was one of those moments that really struck me how she obviously immediately connected with Jackie's journey.


Dr. Jackie was extremely enthusiastic  and influenced how I will approach my future goals and career planning, inspiring me to think about my future options and what I want to do!


Dr. Jackie was a phenomenal speaker who really engaged us as she talked about her experiences. Her story made me realize that if you're truly passionate about something, that's when you will thrive!

Check out our calendar of events to find a potential date for your visit with Dr. Jackie.


Click the link below to send us an email. Be sure to include your name, contact info, the grade and course you teach, and your preferred time for a virtual visit.

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Book Your Time With Dr. Jackie Now