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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 8, 2010

Explorer, filmmaker Cousteau to speak April 14


MARYVILLE, Mo. - Explorer and filmmaker Céline Cousteau will share her adventures and experiences as the last speaker for Northwest's 2009-2010 Distinguished Lecture Series.

Cousteau will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Mary Linn Auditorium of the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cousteau, the daughter of ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of legendary explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, is an adventurer in her own right. An explorer both above and below the sea, she is constantly moving throughout the world, taking part in new experiences and sharing her love of the Earth with people around the globe.

Whether she's free-diving, horse-riding, leading an expedition to the peaks of the Andes, or swimming amid a school of sharks in the South Pacific, Céline Cousteau's goal is to educate through her adventures and exploration.

Her role in the Ocean Futures Society has helped draw the organization recognition in Europe and raise awareness for the Cousteau mission of protecting the sea and its treasures. All of her work experiences have led her to become one of the premier environmental speakers in the industry.

She brings wit, wisdom and insight, showing her audiences why the Earth and its unique ecosystems deserve every citizen's respect and attention.

For more information about the lecture, call the Northwest Campus Activities office at 660.562.1226 or go to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468