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Fabien Cousteau - OCU Lemon Distinguished Lecturer Series

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The Oklahoma City University Lemon Distinguished Speaker Series presents Ocean Conservationist Fabien Cousteau at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, 2019 in the Petree Recital Hall. “One Ocean, One People” is free to the public.

As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday.

Cousteau is well known for his study of sharks, having served as an Explorer-at-Large and program host for National Geographic. In 2006 he produced a CBS documentary in which he built a lifelike 14-foot-long 1,200-pound shark submarine named "Troy" that allowed him to live among the sharks, showing viewers a rare glimpse of these often misunderstood creatures. He later spent four years cohosting PBS's "Ocean Adventures" with his father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and his sister Céline.

Since then, as a member of multiple cause-driven and charitable boards, Fabien has been working with local communities and children worldwide to help restore local water ecosystems. Early in 2016 he founded the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (“OLC”) to fulfill his dream of creating a vehicle to make a positive change in the world.

Sponsored by Oklahoma City University, OCU’s Center for Interpersonal Studies Through Film and Literature, Pumps of Oklahoma,Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Oklahoma Humanities.

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