Friday, April 17, 2009

Inspiration From Exploration: Notes From the Field
Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7 p.m.

Céline Cousteau tells captivating stories and shares personal photographs from her many incredible voyages into the world's oceans.

Advance tickets required: $20; $10 for museum members. Available online now or by calling (804) 864-1400 or 800-659-1727. Museum members, please call so that we can include your discount.

About Céline Cousteau

Whether she’s free-diving, horseback 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 Cousteau is featured in PBS’ most 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 has worked on an upcoming documentary for Discovery Channel, aiding scientists conducting 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 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.

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