A Legacy of the Ocean: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Ocean Protection and Restoration

New England Aquarium welcomes Philippe Cousteau for free event: Thursday, April 25

Philippe Cousteau at Banff Lake
Philippe Cousteau at Banff Lake Photo courtesy of Philippe Cousteau

WHAT: The New England Aquarium Lecture Series welcomes filmmaker, explorer, ocean conservationist, and entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau to examine the evolution of the ocean conservation movement and explore how new strategies can shift our thinking about safeguarding our blue planet. Joined by two extraordinary youth leaders who are defining the future of the movement, Cousteau will share experiences from his decades of ocean exploration and exciting new developments and innovations that challenge us to evolve beyond sustainability so we can restore our ocean planet to its natural state of abundance.

The New England Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: In person at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. The lecture will also be livestreamed via Zoom.

HOW: The public can register for the free event here.

WHO: Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is a multi-Emmy-nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. He has hosted numerous TV programs for Discovery, BBC, CNN, and Travel Channel, among others, and currently is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated weekly syndicated television show Xploration Awesome Planet, now in its seventh season.

Philippe is CEO and, along with his wife Ashlan Cousteau, co-founder of Voyacy Ventures, a leading environmental restoration company that is redefining 21st century environmental restoration, destination tourism, and storytelling. In 2005, he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet. With programs in North America, the Galapagos, Caribbean, Australia, and Europe, EarthEcho directly engages hundreds of thousands of youth conservationists each year.

Cousteau is also an award-winning author of several books, including Follow the Moon Home, Going Blue, and Make a Splash, and the book series The Endangereds. He and his wife, Ashlan, are coauthors of Oceans for Dummies.

Cousteau has keynoted events for the United Nations, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and many other organizations, and he serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, where he is a partner in their Natural Security campaign. He has testified before Congress several times and serves on the board of Antarctica 2030 and the Environmental Media Association.


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