Nerd Nite #11 – Water, Water, Everywhere

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. Nerd Nite aims to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm 
Where: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland 
Cost: $8.00 suggested cover at the door, or available online

This Nerd Nite will feature two speakers:

Ocean Acidification: From Shellfish to Science, Salmon to Solutions 
If you’ve heard of the term ocean acidification, it’s likely been in the context of some future threat. Corals disappearing, fish populations harmed, island nations that depend on fish suffering. But ocean acidification is already impacting people and places today – particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Julia Roberson, director of Ocean Conservancy’s ocean acidification program , will take us on a journey of those already experiencing this problem – including local oyster growers, clownfish (yes, Nemo!) and what the future might look like for our beloved salmon. But while ocean acidification is a major challenge for those of us that rely on and love the ocean, there are reasons for optimism . This is not a story of despair, but a story of action, collaboration and ultimately, hope. 

Julia Roberson directs Ocean Conservancy’s ocean acidification program. Her passion is taking complex issues that affect our ocean and figuring out how to make them real and relevant to people. Her favorite sea creatures? On any given day it could be oysters, fishermen or manta rays. Follow her on Twitter @juliaroberson.

Second Speaker TBA

*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. Nerd nite is committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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  • Doug O.

    It was a fascinating talk, but I discovered I'd been sitting with a different Meetup group.

    January 7, 2014

    • Val E.

      Peter, I greatly appreciate your organization of this event although I did not like the speakers nor the propaganda industry piece film they presented at all. I know a snow job when I see one. Also, that professor in my opinion flat out lied about the starfish.

      January 7, 2014

    • Val E.

      The starfish wasting disease started months before any cold snap. I really wanted to ask a question about the hemmorahic bleeding disease fish off of Canada are suffering from and why there are hundreds of whales down in Monterey bay that aren't migrating this year and what effect, if any global warming plays on all of this. But I felt very irritated from the industry film that got palmed off on us.

      January 7, 2014

  • Nicole

    Peter, how late do you think the event will go? Thanks :)

    January 6, 2014

    • Peter

      It's about 2 hrs of Nerd Nite! ;-)

      January 6, 2014

  • Laura

    I'm disappointed I have to cancel. I forgot that I was on a waitlist for a class I've been wanting to take and I got a call today that I got in. Next one!

    January 6, 2014

  • Susan

    Thanks for the reminder. Just had something come up last night, so I won't be able to make it.

    January 6, 2014

  • Wendy R.

    Apparently I need to get a new calendar 2 months before the end of the year since so many groups plan events so far in advance, and I haven't mastered two places at one time yet.

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Peter

    I send my contact information and update email out yesterday. If you did not receive it, let me know and I will get it to you directly.

    January 5, 2014

  • Wendy R.

    Had to change to a no since I double booked myself. I really need to get a 2014 desk calendar,

    January 2, 2014

    • Peter

      Wendy, you are still showing as attending!

      1 · January 3, 2014

    • Wendy R.

      Changed to a Not attending. Sorry.

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • Val E.

    I didn't buy a ticket yet and it said it's sold out. I didn't realize you could or should buy tickets in advance. I only read part about cover charge.

    January 3, 2014

    • Peter

      Val, are you talking about the "This Meetup is sold out" message on this website? This is just the new wording of the genius Meetup developers, who are trying to improve things, but instead are starting to confuse folks! It simply means that the event is full, because it has reached the limit of 20 people I set for it! No worries!

      1 · January 3, 2014

    • Val E.

      ok, thanks for clarification Peter. Yes, it was the Meetup message.

      January 3, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Looking forward to it!

    December 31, 2013

  • Wendy R.

    Sounds interesting, and I haven't been in Mission Theater in 20+ years.

    December 18, 2013

  • barry

    Im really a maybe but ill update if i cant make it.

    1 · December 18, 2013

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