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Nerd Nite Vancouver #5 - This Is Your Brain…This Is Your Brain on Parasites

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

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
Cost: $8.00 advance tickets available online, or 

$10.00* suggested cover at the door
Where: Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available at the Kiggins theatre.

Note for Meetup Members: This event is also open to the public. We'll have signs up for you to meet and sit together, or you're welcome to sit wherever you'd like.

This Nerd Nite will feature one talk:

You know how sometimes when you’re having sex and your partner gets stung by a parasite and you both get dragged away to an underground lair and buried alive? Or the time you had a bunch of alien larvae gnaw their way out through your skin and force you to protect them until you starve to death? How about that louse that ate your tongue and then took your tongue’s place? Dr. Lisa Sardinia, associate professor of biology at Pacific University will tell us all about zombie cockroaches and suicidal crickets—how parasites alter the behavior of their hosts.


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

Nerd Nite Vancouver is hosted by Via Productions, LLCFor more information, contact Amanda Thomas at [masked]

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  • Ruth

    This was fantastic! Fascinating. Speaker had great videos. She was knowledgeable and also funny.

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Meredith

    Parasites are so excited to hear about zombie cockroahces!

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to it easy to get to this event from downtown PDX via public transport? If not, is anyone open to sharing a ride? Thanks! :)

    May 23, 2014

    • Cazz

      Yes. Going to the event take CTran's (WA bus system) Express bus #105 from downtown Pdx and afterwards take CTran #4 to Delta Park and take the Max back.

      June 4, 2014

  • Meredith

    Hi! I'm an anatomy nerd! Brains! Brains!

    1 · May 30, 2014

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