we think. we drink /
Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which experts on anything from rocket science to cosplay give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. Because learning is more fun when you're drinking with friends.
SMOKEY THE BEAR AND THE CALIFORNIA MEGAFIRES
Well intentioned policies don’t always translate to ecologically sound practices. But how did the most famous mascot of the United States Forest Service lead to the megafires in the western United States? Trevor Carter will explain how.
BEARS, BURNING, AND BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: CLIMATE CHANGE IN ALASKA AND WHY IT MATTERS
Alaska, known for its vastness and wildness, is changing rapidly as temperatures rise. Come hear from Katherine Hayes about the connection between John Muir and cruise ships, forest fires and the northern lights and what we can do in the lower 48 about melting permafrost.
MYTHS OF SINGLE LIVING
Are single people really sad, selfish, and desperate to marry? Quite the opposite. Learn how the rise of solos reveals societal progress and opportunities to thrive in unconventional ways. Presented by Peter McGraw, a behavioral economist, bachelor, and host of Solo—The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life.