Recorded on Feb. 15, 2011, award-winning ocean filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau addresses students and educators at the Third Student Summit on the Ocean and Coasts. Cousteau, president of the Ocean Futures Society, discusses climate change, marine debris, and free diving with great white sharks. Cousteau's lecture was streamed live from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
The Third Student Summit on the Ocean and Coasts, organized by Coastal America, drew 80 students from across the United States and Mexico to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to present action plans that address climate-related issues in their communities. The projects resulted from months of research and collaborations with teachers, aquarium educators, and scientists. Follow the students' progress on the Ocean Portal as they implement their plans throughout 2011-2012.