Calendar: PAMM Free Community Night: Nerd Nite at PAMM

Event Description

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.

Happy hour specials: $6 beer, $7 wine and $8 cocktail


"Florida's Deadliest Hurricane (It's Not Andrew)" by Ta-Shana Taylor
The Hurricane of 1928 is the hurricane that had Lake Okeechobee breach its dikes, flooding the surrounding towns. It's the second deadliest hurricane in American history. Ta-Shana Taylor will discuss the storm and the impacts to the local communities.

Ta-Shana Taylor is a lecturer with the University of Miami's Department of Geological Sciences where her most popular course is Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs Reality. She also volunteers for a national nonprofit organization called Outdoor Afro where she leads trips here in South Florida that celebrate and inspire black leadership in nature. Ta-Shana has recently been recognized as one of Outdoor Afro's Inspiring Leaders for 2018.

"Nature Knows Best" by Danni Washington

Why create something from scratch when you can steal the next great idea from nature? Danni Washington will highlight a few examples of brilliant inventions that were inspired by nature. Dive into the whimsical world of biomimicry and discover that some of nature's best-kept secrets could be right in your own backyard. 

 A Miami native with Jamaican roots, Washington is deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications. She co-founded the Big Blue & You, has served as a science filmmaker with Untamed Science, and currently, hosts Xploration Nature Knows Best, which is a STEM educational TV show which features the latest advancements in bio-inspired technology and design syndicated nationwide on FOX, HULU, and Amazon Prime. A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Marine Science and Biology—she is also a scuba diver, proud curly girl, and overall lover of the outdoors.

"Florida Man Goes to Jail" by Sara Yousuf 
A criminal justice nerd walks through the insane and irrational rules of Florida's penal system. Did you know that in Florida it's more serious to attend a cockfight than to commit your second DUI? Did you know that in Florida your your driver's license will be suspended for failing to pay child support (thereby making it harder to pay child support)? Did you know that in Florida it's more serious to steal copper wire from a house than to commit rape? OMG WTF.  

Sara Yousuf, Esq. is a board-certified criminal defense attorney who has represented Miami's indigent accused for 12 years. She chairs Engage Miami, a nonprofit that involves young people in local politics. Yousuf co-founded Emerge Miami, a grassroots community group that makes Miami better through progressive social events, and she also co-founded Sweat Records, Miami's premiere independent record store. Yousuf can beat you at Scrabble and has a lifelong love of origami.  

This event is brought to you by Nerd Nite Miami.


  • PAMM is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station, and arrive steps from the museum entrance.
  • Lyft | Use code MUSEUMPARK to get $5 off your first 4 rides.
  • On-site parking is $8 the first hour / $4 each additional hour (space is limited).
  • Self-parking at the Omni garage located at 1645 Biscayne Blvd (rates apply).