David Attenborough Presentation
On 8th May, 2016 Sir David Attenborough, renowned naturalist and prolific wild life programme producer and presenter, celebrated his 90th birthday. He has captivated, enchanted and charmed people for 66 years with his dulcet tones and unique presentational skills to become a popular, respected and much-loved personality and he is still working!

This resource is a fully editable, informative, simple text 86-slide PowerPoint presentation on David’s life and achievements. It is suitable for younger / SEN pupils.

The PowerPoint contains references to:

- His birthdate, birthplace and parentage
- His family – siblings and children
- His education
- His interests
- His position in the BBC as BBC 2 Controller and Director of Programmes
- His wildlife and natural science programmes
- His favourite and most memorable moments in filming and producing programmes – gorillas of Rwanda, the penguins of South Georgia, Christmas Island crabs, meeting a bird of paradise, the first time he dived on a coral reef, meeting a blue whale, discovering a lost tribe
- Risks he has taken – abseiling down a tree in the rain forest, being attacked by military ants in Africa
- Plants and animals named after him
- Interesting facts – most traveled person, skull found in garden from a murder, his favourite holiday destination, his favourite animal, his least favourite animal
- His major achievements
- His patronage of charities and organisations

There are several hyperlinks in the PowerPoint to short clips of his documentaries including Zoo Quest, the lyrebird, the bird of paradise, the penguins, the whale, the lost tribe, the lyre bird, the gorillas of Rwanda and his commentary on Adele, the singer.

A slightly longer (96 slides), more detailed presentation for older pupils is also available:

David Attenborough Presentation

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