Nerd Night #6: Prehistoric Tracking

6th Nerd Night on Sunday, May 20th:

 Prehistoric Tracking

Proudly Sponsored by:  The Hub of Human Innovation, Technology Hub, El Paso Cactus and Rock Club, and the Texas Master Naturalists



How did animal tracking skills help Dr. Eric Kappus discover the dinosaur tracks in El Paso?   Join us Sunday, May 20th for a special DinoTrack hike, dinosaur-themed dinner, and animal tracking Nerd Night talk guided by Dr. Kappus at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.  Feel free to join us for Dr. Kappus’ talk or the talk and the special hike; see the schedule for more information about each activity.


Dr. Eric Kappus

Dr. Eric Kappus is a professor at Southwest University at El Paso. He is also a Research Paleontologist for New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, a Research Associate Professor at UTEP, and an Education Consultant. Holding a Ph.D. and a Masters degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. Kappus researches trace fossils, sense of place, and environmental education. He discovered the only dinosaur footprints in the El Paso/Juarez region, as well as the oldest trace fossils in El Paso. Dr. Kappus is also a five-time graduate from Tom Brown’s Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School and is an expert in ethnobotany and aboriginal skills.

Prehistoric Tracking Schedule:

4 pm – 6 pm:  Special DinoTrack tour with Dr. Eric Kappus and Insights’ DinoTracks guides (directions to the trail head in Sunland Park will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase)

6 pm – 7 pm:   DinoTrack dinner served at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

7 pm – 8 pm:  Prehistoric Tracking talk by Dr. Eric Kappus


Ardovino’s Herbivore Dinosaur Dinner Prefix Menu:

Iganodon Eggs sitting in a nest of Lychnothamnus with Theropod Sauce Served with a Hadrosaurs Claw Fossil Cookie

(Culinary translation:  Lentil & Fava Bean Falafel, White Bean Hummus, Barley Tabouleh and Cucumber Tzatziki served with a Lemon Sugar Cookie with Dino Paw Print)

*This two course dinner will be served in Ardovino’s banquet facility located in a separate building from the main restaurant.  As regular menu items may be limited during this event, we encourage hungry guests attending the Prehistoric Tracking Nerd Night to select the Herbivore Dinosaur Dinner.

Ardovino’s Cretaceous Cocktails:

T-Rex Bloody Beer
Prehistoric Fashioned

 Prehistoric Tracking is proudly sponsored by:


From its space in Downtown El Paso, The Hub of Human Innovation supports individual entrepreneurs and innovative startups in order to accelerate the growth of the Paso del Norte region’s innovation economy.



As a binational business incubator located in Ciudad Juárez, Tech HUB is the ultimate innovation community stimulating regional innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry in the Paso del Norte region.









Where: Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

1 Ardovinos Dr, Sunland Park, NM 88063

 Parking:  Free parking



When: Sunday, May 20th at 4 pm


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