Students are invited to join in as we journey through Riverbanks Zoo and Garden searching for ways to support a healthy Earth and all its creatures! Conservationist Philippe Cousteau is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau, Sr. and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. While in our state, Philippe visited Riverbanks to explore the aquarium, feed African Tortoises and help clean up the Saluda River with Riverbanks Roundup host Katie Mixon and a great group of Zoo Teens.
In this special program, Cousteau shares his passion for conservation and passes on the power to make a positive difference to Zoo Teens and South Carolina kids. As a member of the legendary family, Philippe is continuing the work of his father and grandfather through EarthEcho International (www.earthecho.org). Philippe's travels have taken him diving, rock climbing, trekking, and snowboarding around the world. From expeditions in the highlands of New Guinea to war-torn Sarajevo, where he provided humanitarian aid, he has learned that exploring the connections between humans and the environment are as important as exploring nature itself.