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2009 News Releases

Céline Cousteau to address “People and the Natural World”

April 3, 2009

Céline Cousteau

Céline Cousteau, international project coordinator for the Ocean Futures Society, will address "People and the Natural World: An Exploration of Connections" at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13 in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Hall. Cousteau's lecture is part of Longwood's EarthFest celebration, a week of events designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and to promote Longwood's sustainability efforts.

Cousteau is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau. She is featured in PBS' successful new television series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. Fluent in three languages, Cousteau has collaborated with her father's Ocean Futures Society promoting the educational program "Ambassadors of the Environment" throughout her travels. She has worked on the preparation of expeditions, field production, and as an on-camera presenter. Recently, Cousteau worked on an upcoming documentary for Discovery Channel, aiding scientists as they conduct research on the many shark species of the Great Barrier Reef. She is also an international spokeswoman for La Prairie cosmetic company, representing their new line of Advanced Marine Biology creams and is also ambassador to the Clean Up the World Campaign.

Passionate about intercultural relations, Cousteau received her master's degree in international and intercultural management from the School for International Training. She has worked for a number of prestigious organizations, from the University for Peace of United Nations to the Earth Council's Earth Charter Project. Her most recent project is trying to bring medical attention to the indigenous people of the Vale do Javari reserve in Brazil.

For more information about Longwood's EarthFest celebration, visit www.longwood.edu/2009releases_9056.htm.