WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the 2017 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series, generously supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America. All lectures and discussions will occur from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before lecture presentations.
“The entire mission and reason the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society exists is to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world,” said Andrew Aiken, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo. “This lecture series allows us to bring in outside professionals to have an in-depth conversation about conservation.”
The Palm Beach Zoo Leadership Lecture series is in its fourth year of bringing leaders in conservation to the Palm Beach area to discuss important topics that impact wildlife and the natural world. Our 2017 series includes:
Thursday, January 12: “How Conservation Science Saves Species” by Dr. Stuart Pimm – Known as a leader on present day extinctions, learn how conservation societies and communities are working to stabilize declining populations.
Thursday, February 9: “Addressing Climate Change with Space Age Food Production” by Dr. Lisa Dyson – Known as a mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for creative problem solving, learn about deep innovations going beyond traditional agriculture to help feed and power the world.
Thursday, March 2: “Science in Support of Everglades Restoration” by Dr. Nicholas 'Nick' G. Aumen - Journey through the Everglades and gain a scientific perspective from Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor for the Southeast Region of the US Geological Survey, and overseer of the Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences Program.
Thursday, April 6: “Roseate spoonbills in Florida Bay: A Pink Canary in a Coal Mine” by Dr. Jerome “Jerry” J. Lorenz - Join us for an evening with Florida Bay expert and State Research Director for Audubon Florida Dr. Jerry Lorenz, to learn about one of Florida's most recognizable species, the Roseate spoonbill.
About the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org