SUU Welcomes Explorer & Filmmaker Céline CousteauApril 12, 2011
Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce that Céline Cousteau, adventurer, explorer, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, will speak as this semester’s final Convocation in a visually stunning presentation -- “Exploring the World. Communicating the Stories. Connecting Humans and the Environment.”
Cousteau's lecture on Tuesday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Whether she’s free-diving, horse riding, leading an expedition to the peaks of the Andes or swimming amid a school of sharks in the South Pacific, Céline Cousteau seeks to educate through adventure and exploration.
Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, Céline is featured in PBS’ 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.
Cousteau has also worked on a documentary for The Discovery Channel, assisting scientists in research on the many shark species of the Great Barrier Reef.
She is also an international spokeswoman for La Prairie cosmetic company, representing their line of Advanced Marine Biology creams and is also Ambassador to the Clean Up the World Campaign and spokesperson for Sea Web’s Too Precious to Wear campaign.
Passionate about intercultural relations, Cousteau has worked for a number of prestigious organizations, from the University for Peace of United Nations to the Earth Council’s Earth Charter Project. One of her ongoing projects is to create short videos highlighting the work of small, on the ground non-profits around the world as a one-woman production team.
With a master's degree in international and intercultural management from the School for International Training, Cousteau is in constant motion -- traveling the globe as an educational ambassador. Not just an adventurer and explorer, Cousteau is an incredible storyteller as she seeks to connect unique and diverse cultures, showcasing the importance of learning from one another and helping preserve the distinctive beauty of each and every group of people.
She is a respected symbol for a new generation about our responsibility to protect the natural world. Endeavoring to learn and explore the many regions of the world both above and below water as well as the cultures within them, she seeks to make connections between the human species and our environment.