Photo courtesy of the University of Louisville
Time to check another item off your New Year’s Resolution List. Join the Palm Beach Zoo (thanks to presenting sponsor Bank of America) for Part 1 of their Conservation Leadership Lecture Series with “Mermaids & Manatees: 40 Years of Manatee Research” on January 29th from 6-8 PM. James “Buddy” Powell, Ph.D., Executive Director of Sea to Shore Alliance, will be the featured speaker.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Powell has worked to conserve manatees and other endangered species around the world, and his efforts have resulted in coastal protected areas in Florida, West Africa, Central America, and now Cuba. His approach integrates science and education to unlock solutions to conservation issues.
In 2008, Dr. Powell founded Sea to Shore Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to protect and conserve our world’s fragile coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home. Dr. Powell received his B.Sc. from the University of Florida, his M.M.A. from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. He was the recipient of the prestigious Pew Award in Marine Conservation in 2000, has been featured on “Champions of the Wild” and National Geographic’s “Wild Chronicles” documentaries, and has been honored with multiple awards and certificates. Dr. Powell has authored two books – “Manatees: Natural History & Conservation” published by Voyageur Press, and the “National Audubon Society’s Guide to Marine Mammals of the World,” as well as numerous scientific publications and popular articles.
The event will take place in the Zoo’s Tropics Café, with guests invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the lecture presentation.
Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person per event, or a series package can be purchased for $55 per person online at palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035