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Special Anniversary Nerd Night: Birds and Brews

Sunday, December 19th @ 3pm

Guided Birding Hike | Beer Flight | Brewery Tour | Dinner | Raffle Prizes | Silent 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 microbrewery serving the great communities of El Paso and Socorro, TX. In fact, they are the first and only brewery currently located in Socorro, TX. It all began with friends, family, and a love for beer. Located right on the historic mission trail, Three Missions Brewery pays homage to the beautiful missions along it and the history of the El Paso and Socorro area.

Nerd Night Agenda and Ticket Options:

This Special Nerd Night Event will encompass a variety of activities taking place at two of Socorro’s hidden gems. 

  • The event will begin with a guided birding hike/tour at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park which will take you on a journey through this unique river valley ecosystem. The hike will give a brief introduction to the park — its history, the ecosystem-restoration work in progress and attendees will have a unique opportunity to view some of the majestic resident and migrating bird species.
  • The event will then continue as we caravan a short way over to Three Missions Brewery. There we will have dinner provided by Tacos El Gomz, talks about sustainability and preservation of the historical area, beer tastings, and a tour of the brewery. 

Guests are welcome to choose between two ticket options:

  • Birding Hike & Brewery Dinner/Tasting/Activities – $25 (limited tickets available for this option)
  • Brewery Dinner/Tasting/Activities Only – $20 (available until sold out)


Birding Hike/Tour:

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Directions click here


Three Missions Brewery
10179 Socorro Rd
Socorro, TX, TX 79927


WHEN: December 19, 2021

Birding Hike/Tour begins promptly at 3:00pm. Please arrive 15 min early to check in
Brewery activities begin at approximately 4:30pm

Silent Auction – Christmas shopping for a good cause

Just like last year’s special 3-year Nerd Night anniversary celebration, this year’s event will also feature trivia prizes, a raffle, and silent auction. Just in time for Christmas, we’ll have a wide range of gift certificates, growlers, kids classes, chocolates and more available for the perfect gift. This special event supports Insights’ Nerd Night events and other hands-on STEAM educational workshops, summer camps, hiking tours and activity kits.

** Though we are hosting this event outdoors, we recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. We encourage our audience to follow the local health guidelines.

For more information on El Paso County’s Covid-19 Health Guidelines visit: HERE

How to RSVP:

Tickets to Nerd Night: Birds & Brews

Your ticket purchase allows us at Insights to continue to provide STEAM education programs to our El Paso Community. As a not-for-profit organization, our efforts are made possible by the generous support of people like you. We sincerely appreciate your contribution!

Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science & Humanities.

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As a part of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education mission, we have teamed up with UTEP’s Centennial Museum to bring a new event to the Border Region – Nerd Nights.  Nerd Nights is a series of informative evening events designed to bring fun scientific/humanities talks and activities to your favorite local brewery, restaurant, coffee shop, or any other community hub.  We will host a different Nerd Night at a different local establishment on a monthly basis.

Why Nerd Nights?  We launched Nerd Nights because we wanted to find an entertaining way to learn something new while sharing good food and drink with new friends.

Still have questions about Nerd Nights? Please read our Nerd Night FAQ’s.

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Nerd Night #20 sponsored by:

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Nerd Night # 16 Sponsored by

Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution – The TIME group studies the role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin.  TIME is an ice-based project using state-of-the-art geophysical techniques to observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier (shear margins) which may have significant control over future stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The TIME project will observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier which may have significant control over the future evolution of WAIS, and use these new observations to improve ice sheet models used to predict future sea level rise.

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