The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series for 2014, generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. The first lecture features Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners and former NFL player, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. The second lecture features Carlton Ward, Jr., native Floridian and environmental photojournalist, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., also at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. In “An Evening with Syd Kitson,” Kitson will talk about his plans to build a solar-powered city in southwest Florida. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of the Babcock Ranch, which encompasses more than 92,000 acres. More than 80% of the original land purchase, some 73,000 acres within Charlotte and Lee counties, has been preserved by the State of Florida and Lee County in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.