CSAIL Seminar: From Ocean to Amazon: Our Human Story in Nature

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Event Speaker: 

Céline Cousteau

Event Location: 

32-G449/Patil Conference Room

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Abstract:
With a family legacy set in our oceans as a starting point and her own advocacy, films, and projects, Céline endeavors to connect humans to our natural world. She will share inspiring stories of ocean adventures from tagging sharks in the Great Barrier Reef, to diving the frigid waters of Antarctica, and helping free a whale caught in a fishing net. But her biggest project to date is set in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon in the indigenous territory of the Vale do Javari where the tribes who are fighting for their future have asked Céline for help.
Come take a journey with Céline from Ocean to Amazon- where exploration is an opportunity for understanding and adventure is the gateway to advocacy.
Biography:
Céline Cousteau is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization creating cause focused multi-media content. Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Céline holds a masters in International and Intercultural Management and is fluent in three languages.
Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, Céline has been the international spokeswoman for the La Prairie skincare company since 2007, guiding their marine conservation initiatives. In 2010, she started working with Contiki Holidays as their Sustainability Partner, is brand ambassador to Serengeti Sunglasses and is a Guest Designer for jewelry collections of an international brand. On the boards of Plant a Fish as well as Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Céline travels often as a public speaker.
Ms Cousteau’s current major work is a multimedia project and engagement campaign “Tribes on the Edge” based on the plight of the indigenous tribes of the Vale do Javari reserve in the Brazilian Amazon.
This event is not part of a series.
Created by Laura Moses at Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 4:33 PM.