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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Nerd Night #46: Electric Vehicles

Nerd Night #46: Electric Vehicles

Nerd Night: Desert Waters Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm EV Myth Buster | EV Displays | EV Charging Demos | Food/Drink IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:UTEP’s ASPIRE PROGRAM & EP ELECTRIC Electric Vehicles (EVs) are set to become the future of transportation as the global market moves towards more sustainable and eco-friendly transportation. Just how much do such vehicles help combat carbon emissions? And can anyone afford an EV? Did you know there are incentives to owning an EV? Join us for our next Nerd Night as we answer these questions and more! We will be sharing how EV ownership can be for anyone with lots of insightful information by EP Electric’s Electrification Transportation Team along with several EV’s on display and portable charging demos. UTEP’s ASPIRE (Advancing Sustainability through…
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Nerd Night #45: Desert Waters

Nerd Night #45: Desert Waters

Nerd Night: Desert Waters Thursday, October 28th @ 6:00 pm PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: UTEP's NSF funded Dryland Critical Zone Project The Critical Zone is the layer of Earth's surface from the top of the trees to the bottom of the groundwater.  Rocks, soil, water, air, and living organisms interact in the Critical Zone to provide life-sustaining resources such as food and water. Scientists all over the world are working in a collaborative effort to better understand how the Critical Zone functions and changes in response to environmental variations. Join us to learn more about the incredible research taking place right in our backyard of the Chihuahuan Desert! This Nerd Night is especially geared towards Science Educators in the Border Region.  Using practical research methods modified from actual experiments used to…
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Nerd Night #44: Contact

Nerd Night #44: Contact

Nerd Night:  Contact (Special 2021 EPSF) Movie Night Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6:30 pm PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: Join us to watch “Contact” (1997), a film that takes place at the intersection of science, politics and faith. Considered a daring work by critics, this studio film, based on the best-selling novel by Carl Sagan, weighs notions of faith-based thinking in a science-fiction tale following humanity’s first contact with an extra-terrestrial intelligence. Guest Speakers include Dr. Andrew Maynard, Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University and representatives from the Very Large Array in Socorro New Mexico. Kick-back and enjoy a classic film at the Alamo Drafthouse with commentary from leading experts, and enjoy a special event drink crafted by our partners from Alamo Drafthouse. This event is part…
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Nerd Night #43: The Heat Is On

Nerd Night #43: The Heat Is On

Nerd Night: The Heat Is On (In-person) Wednesday, August 25th @ 6 pm BYOB  |  Extreme Heat  | Record Temps  |  HOT ICE CREAM We have survived yet another hot summer! June is El Paso's hottest month of the year, but did you know that the average June temperature has increased by 3 degrees Fahrenheit (96.2*F to 99.3*F) in just the past ten years! Current temperature trends have not only increased but the average number of hot/very hot days per year have also increased. In fact, El Paso is predicted to experience an average of 89 more hot days per year by the end of the century as compared to the beginning of the century (2006-2099)! Come join us as we learn more about extreme heat in El Paso including…
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