August 31, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 31, 2011 — Wearing his ubiquitous red stocking cap on board his famous ship Calypso, Jacques Cousteau was well known to generations around the world as an ocean explorer, inventor, filmmaker and environmentalist. Today, Cousteau’s grandson Fabien carries on his grandfather’s legacy as an ocean explorer and advocate for marine ecosystems. Fabien Cousteau will speak at Drury’s Clara Thompson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.
Seventy percent of the earth is covered by water, and Cousteau’s work builds awareness that the world’s economic strength and physical health depend on healthy ocean and freshwater habitats.
Cousteau has a degree in environmental economics from Boston University, and, like his grandfather, he promotes environmental awareness through the media including a three-year series on PBS called Ocean Adventures.
Drury University’s 2011-2012 convocation series, The Changing Planet: Our Role in Nature’s Economy, considers human connections to the environment, while also examining potential solutions to current problems.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/changingplanet or contact Theme Year Director Dr. Sean Terry at (417) 873-6963.
Photo Credit: Keppler Speakers.
Media: Fabien Cousteau will be at Clara Thompson Hall at 10:15 a.m. and will be available for informal interviews for 30 minutes. Please call Mark Miller at 839-2886 or Dr. Sean Terry at 873-6963 if you would like to arrange an interview with Fabien.