Oceanographer Cousteau to Speak at University of the Ozarks

Release Date: 2/21/2006

Son of legendary French sea explorer presents accounts of his descents into the ocean depths.

CLARKSVILLE, ARK. --- Renowned oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau will speak at University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, as part of the university’s 2005-2006 Walton Arts and Ideas Series.

During his presentation, “The Great Ocean Adventure,” Cousteau will share with the audience his passion for undersea exploration and the legacy of his family. He is the eldest son of the late ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Jean-Michel Cousteau has spent most of his life as an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He has spent the past five decades traveling the world to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.

Cousteau is founder and president of Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit organization that develops marine education programs, conducts research, and fosters a conservation ethic. He is also co-founder and producer of Deep Ocean Odyssey, an action-adventure and digital media company that explores the world’s oceans in manned submersibles to depths up to 3,300 feet.

The event will be held in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the Clarksville campus. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the box office on the evening of the performance or by calling 479-979-1346.