Nerd Night #51: EP Environmentalism

Nerd Night #51: EP Environmentalism

Nerd Night: EP Environmentalism Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 6:00pm Student-led Environmental Stewardship | Eco El Paso | City Nature Challenge | Species & Habitat Conservation  PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:      Insights EPA-Funded SESI Program NE-96878101-0  Environmentalism is a movement and ideology that aims to reduce the impact of human activities on the earth and its various inhabitants that arose in response to global environmental crises. It has evolved into an engaging field and diverse community that looks to improve the lives of everyday people, as well as safeguard the natural world and our collective future. The community involves the young and old and people from all backgrounds who are motivated to help build a healthy and sustainable future. This Nerd Night will showcase some of the great environmental work…
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Nerd Night #50: Water/Ways

Nerd Night #50: Water/Ways

Nerd Night: Water/Ways Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 6:00pm Water in the Border Region:  Current State  |  Conservation  |  Future Planning PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: Water is the key to life. However, in the El Paso Border Region water is not only precious, it is scarce. Our unique locality means that water is a shared commodity which poses several challenges for many stakeholders. With an average rainfall of about 8 inches per year, the Paso del Norte watershed receives its water from the Rio Grande and the Hueco, Mesilla, and Jornada aquifers. It irrigates approximately 200,000 acres of farmland and is impacted by the needs of over 2 million people living primarily in the cities of Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Join us for our…
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Nerd Night #49: DinoTech

Nerd Night #49: DinoTech

Nerd Night: DinoTech Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 3:00pm Dinosaur Hike |  Augmented Reality   |  Education  |  Dinner Did you know that you can use augmented reality (AR) to take a self-guided hiking tour of our DinoTracks site? From virtual encounters with an Iguanodon to LiDAR to maps of invisible dinosaur footprints, our next Nerd Night will explore the exciting new technology uses in paleontology and education.  This two part Nerd Night will start with the official launch of our brand new AR DinoTracks tour (3pm - 5pm) and end with dinner and talks at Ardovino's Desert Crossing (5:30pm - 7:30pm).  Speakers: Alex Rayon (Lead VR & AR Developer at Boost Human) - Using AR to understand the pastDavid Figueroa (Founder of Augment El Paso) - Educational uses of AR and…
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Nerd Night #48: Digital Currencies

Nerd Night #48: Digital Currencies

Nerd Night: Digital Currencies Wednesday, January 26th @ 6pmBlockchain Technology | Cryptocurrencies | NFT's | Basics of Digital Currency Investment Digital currencies, though not a novel concept, are all the rage these days. In fact, several countries have launched central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and many others have pilots or research programs to do so as well. Even more remarkable, in 2021 El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as its legal currency. Cryptocurrencies are quite intriguing, but it's not surprising that many people still don't understand how it all works. Join us for this month's Nerd Night to gain better insight on the science and technology behind digital currency mining, learn all about the different types of digital currency, and ask our experts on ways you too can mine and/or invest. Speakers:…
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Nerd Night #47: Special Anniversary Nerd Night: Birds and Brews

Nerd Night #47: Special Anniversary Nerd Night: Birds and Brews

Nerd Night: Birds and Brews Sunday, December 19th @ 3pm  Birding Hike | Beer Flight | Brewery Tour | Dinner | Raffle |  Auction Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays, learn something new, and support your favorite local organizations? Look no further!! Join us for a journey through the exciting new natural and historic preservation practices of the Socorro area via a guided birding tour at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park followed by an exciting round of talks, tours, tastings, dinner, and activities at the nearby Three Missions Brewery. Come on out and enjoy flights of different kinds (birds and beer) to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of our monthly Insights Nerd Night series with this special adult edition Nerd Night event. This special Nerd Night event is proudly supported by: Three Missions Brewery Three Missions Brewery is a…
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