Cousteau Family to Visit Minneapolis May 7

17 Apr, 2015

Cousteau Family to Visit Minneapolis May 7 (Jean-Michel, Fabien and Celine Cousteau)

Cousteau Family to Visit Minneapolis May 7 (Jean-Michel, Fabien and Celine Cousteau)

via Beth El Synagogue

St. Louis Park, MN (March 9, 2015) – Beth El Synagogue’s Inspiring Minds Series proudly presents An Evening with the Cousteau Family ( Foss Swim Schools is the lead partner for this event. The evening will include remarks followed by a moderated Q&A session. Chef Robert Wohlfiel of The Oceanaire Seafood Room will be preparing the fare for the VIP Reception.

Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques-Yves), and his children Céline and Fabien, help open up our minds to a world of sustainability, conservation, stewardship and innovation.

Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel Cousteau founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work. Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization, serves as a “Voice for the Ocean” by communicating in all media the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy.

Céline Cousteau is founder and executive director of CauseCentric Productions, a non-profit organization that creates cause-focused multimedia content. As a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Céline collaborates with the council to provide recommendations to the WEF about ocean issues. Celine’s current major work is a multimedia project, documentary, and engagement campaign “Tribes on the Edge” based on the indigenous tribes of the Vale do Javari reserve in the Brazilian Amazon.

With his vast experience in the field, Fabien Cousteau uses his knowledge to help refine a public policy platform grounded in the belief that environmental discipline can be the basis for cutting-edge solutions that strike a balance between regional as well as global environmental problems and the realities of market economies. In June 2014, Fabien and his team of aquanauts embarked on Mission 31, which broke new ground in ocean exploration and honored the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s original underwater living experiment (Conshelf Two) by going deeper, longer and further, while broadcasting each moment live on multiple channels exposing the world to the adventure, drama and mystique of what lies beneath (

Recently, the family was part of a multi-hour series for PBS called, Ocean Adventures. Inspired by the famous 1978 PBS series, Ocean Adventures provided viewers with a rare look into some of the most spectacular marine species and environments on the planet.

Through this majestic evening, these inspiring minds, living and teaching the legacy of their father and grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will share with us the beauty and diversity of the oceans–the source of all life on our planet. The goal is that attendees will feel an even stronger desire to protect what, for some, will either be experienced for the first time, or perhaps re-discovered. The Cousteau Family inspires us to recognize that marine conservation is one of the keys to improving our community and our world. Beth El is arranging for scores of students to be able to attend this event, who otherwise would not be exposed to such luminaries.

More information and tickets are available online at

Date/Time: Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 7:00 pm

Location: Beth El Synagogue | 5225 Barry Street West | St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Beth El
Beth El is a warm, open and caring Conservative Jewish community in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The synagogue reaches out to its 1,250 households, offering educational, spiritual and social opportunities that nourish the intellect, soul and body. In so doing, familial bonds have been formed between members that stretch “from generation to generation.” Beth El is a center of Jewish life that strives to respond to emerging needs while living out the eternal, sacred values of the Jewish people.

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1 Comment

  1. April 17, 2015

    Jean-Michel is a fantastic speaker, with world-class audio-visual that is part of his presentation. He had the entire ballroom at a recent MACNA enthralled, and I am sure he and his family will be bringing a must-hear message about the future of the reefs and seas.

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