Join us for an evening of fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines, complete with beer. Be there and be square.
What is Nerd Nite? We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is an event that has been in over 100 cities across the globe during which several folks give 15-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It's like the Discovery Channel... with beer! The drinking is just as important as the learning.
“Everything I Need To Know In Life I Learned From Sharks” by David Shiffman
Marine biologist and science writer David Shiffman will share a series of life lessons learned from his studies of shark behavior, ecology and conservation. He has seen or interacted with thousands of sharks of more than 50 species on five continents.
“Graphic Classes: Why Graphic Novels should be a Literature Teacher’s Best Friends” by Adam Schachner
From Batman to Bukowski, or from The Far Side to Foucault, graphic novels are among the most effective tools for teaching readership, analysis, and inference, but many veteran teachers and old-school curriculums dismiss them as just base “comic books”. There’s a case to be made for graphic narratives and their ability to expand minds, not limit interpretation or reduce the canon to childishness. Open your mind, read between the panels, and get ready for some graphic action!
“Sex Underwater: A Slightly Inappropriate Musical Revue” by Gary Bremen
Sex has a purpose. Sex can be violent. Sex can be a solo experience. Sex can be kinky. The really cool, nerdy connection is that all of these are happening RIGHT NOW in the waters off Miami. Join marine science educator Gary Bremen for a humorous (and maybe even inspirational) look at everyone’s favorite “hobby,” with a soundtrack to match.
This event is brought to you by Nerd Nite Miami.