A free educational program with Alexandra Cousteau, National Geographic “Emerging Explorer” will be Thursday, Sept. 6, from11 a.m.-noon in the River Journey Auditorium at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Ms. Cousteau is an explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues. Like her grand-father Jacques-Yves, Ms. Cousteau is dedicated to promoting the conservation and sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.
Closer to home, on her Expedition Blue Planet: North America, Ms. Cousteau joined Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, on the Clinch River in Tennessee to determine the long-term impacts on fish populations after the Kingston Coal Ash Spill in 2008.
Organizers said, "A remarkable storyteller, Alexandra will leave you inspired to be a voice for environmental freshwater stewardship for future generations."
This is presented by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.