The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society hosts two exciting lectures this summer as part of its 6th annual Conservation Leadership Lecture Series, sponsored by Bank of America. This award-winning series showcases conservation experts and important topics about wildlife and the natural world.
The 2019 series features:
June 13, 6:30 p.m.: Last of the Big Tuskers
Author and wildlife TV host James Currie discusses the plight of the planet’s last remaining super-tuskers — elephants with tusks weighing more than 100 pounds! Learn about the devastating effects human actions, such as poaching and hunting, have on these magnificent creatures, and celebrate the majesty of the ones that remain.
July 17, 6:30 p.m.: Saving the Planet with Sex and Sunscreen
Coral reefs now cover less than two percent of the ocean floor, yet 25% of marine life depends on coral reef ecosystems in some way. Learn the facts about ocean acidification, coral bleaching and pollutants that threaten reefs globally. Margo McKnight, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, explains how zoos, aquaria and individuals can become part of the solution and restore resiliency to this critical habitat.
Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and zoo animal encounters at 6 p.m., before lecture presentations.
$35. Seating is limited. Call (561) 547-9453 or Tickets