At 33 years old, Alexandra Cousteau has already mastered the remarkable storytelling tradition and environmental activism handed down by her father Philipe Cousteau and world-famous grandfather Jacques Cousteau. And like her father and grandfather, she has become an advocate for conservation and sustainable management of water resources. 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.

In a special presentation at Sierra Nevada College, Cousteau will share stories and pictures about our world’s changing waterways from her travels as leader of Expedition Blue Planet. From Cambodia to the Middle East, and Botswana to India, the worldwide expedition crew has been chronicling water issues across the globe. Since May, her team has been traveling across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in a biodiesel tour bus converted to serve as a ‘rolling Calypso,’ producing daily webcasts, photos, and scientific findings. In addition to filming a range of critical water issues on the Colorado River, the Gulf Coast, Tennessee Valley, Great Lakes, and Chesapeake Bay; Cousteau and her team have been stopping along the route to host watershed action days and other events.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the critical water issues facing our global community and about the innovative solutions we can implement to help restore balance to the system from a unique activist and global legacy. ~ Beth Ingalls

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Info: Critical Water Issues from Botswana to Lake Tahoe, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Patterson Lawn, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. Free and open to all ages, but tickets required for entry. Michelle McFall, mmcfall@sierranevada.edu, (775) 831-1314, sierranevada.edu/forum

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