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Nerd Night: Getting Outdoors EP

Thursday, April 29th @ 6 pm

Citizen (Community) Science | Outdoor Activities | Environmental Volunteering 

As the weather warms and our windy skies give way for greening landscapes and colorful blooms, we can’t wait to get outdoors! April is a month full of celebrations, including being recognized as Citizen Science Month, National Gardening Month and of course Earth Day which is celebrated on April 22 – all of which encourage us to get outside and enjoy mother nature. Have you ever wondered what outdoor activities exist in the city? Have you ever considered how you can make a difference in your local environment? Did you know there are several local organizations that work diligently on preserving open spaces so community members can continue to enjoy natural landscapes? Join us for this Nerd Night to get the answers to all these questions, learn about volunteer opportunities, explore ways that you can contribute to scientific research and more!


About our Speakers:

  • Lydia Pagel – Franklin Mountains State Park, Park Interpreter
  • Janae Reneaud Field – Frontera Land Alliance, Executive Director
  • Special Guest  – Citizen (Community) Science

Where:  Your House via Zoom




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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.


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Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group at the vanguard of a new industry, pioneering the next generation of reusable space vehicles. Virgin aims to transform the current cost, safety and environmental impact of space-launch.  In doing so they are helping to create a basic space access infrastructure that will act as an enabler for scientists and entrepreneurs.  It will also provide the catalyst for a new age of space exploration which promises enormous positive potential for life on Earth.


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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