Together for the Love of the Ocean.
We’re thrilled to have Jean-Michel Cousteau as the keynote speaker for our fundraiser at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Mr. Cousteau is an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.
Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.
Drawing from over 50 years of experience exploring the world and studying the ocean realm, environmental speaker Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a wealth of stories and knowledge from his adventurous life with his father, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his team. Everything is connected, and, as such, everything has a value in promoting the fantastic complexity that keeps the entire communities functioning, keeps our ocean planet habitable. This is relevant to coral reefs, human communities, and the planet. Oceans provide critical ecological and economic services and generate hundreds of billions of dollars each year; a significant amount of this economic value relies on healthy, functioning ocean ecosystems. Through personal stories and exploration, Mr. Cousteau will share some the threats facing the long-term sustainability of our water planet and will showcase the stories of hope with ocean conservation success stories from his travels from around the world. (Reprinted with permission from Ocean Futures Society)
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Wine and Appetizers 7pm
McBride.Wilson Presentation 7:30
Jean-Michel Cousteau Presentation 7:35
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Tax Deductible Donation: $125.
Promo Code “lovetheocean” for Friends and Family $50 Discount
Press Release: mcbride.wilson fundraiser
(header image: woodblock print by Hokusai, Fuji from the Sea)