We put on a FREE show every month on the second Wednesday of the month (except for March!).

Doors for the main seating area open at 7:30 PM. The show starts at 8:00 PM.

Our regular monthly show happens at The North Door. Pueblo Viejo makes us tacos there.

It’s a pretty cool set-up. Be there and be square.


Next event:

SPECIAL EDITION- Nerd Nite Austin and Austin Cave Fest, Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00, in the Great Hall at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas 78739)

Nerd Nite Austin and the Austin Cave Festival are teaming up for some talks about the city’s underground world – from geology and groundwater chemistry, to new salamander research, to sweet but smelly cavers.

This event is FREE – no reservation needed. Just a little Nerd Nite field trip to South Austin. See you there!

More information about the Austin Cave Festival (Feb. 22) at austincavefestival.org
More information about Nerd Nite Austin at austin.nerdnite.com
Volunteer to help protect wildlands and caves at www.austintexas.gov/wildlandevents

Doors for the Great Hall open at 7:30pm
Show begins at 8:00pm
Food and drink available for purchase from Pueblo Viejo and the North Door (they’re coming too!)

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“Groundwater Salamanders of Central Texas: Bellwethers of Aquifer Health and Integrity”

Your introduction to the amazing group of salamanders found only in the Edwards-Trinity aquifer system of west-central Texas, the threats they face, and why we should conserve them. Tom will be exploring the topic through a lens of evolutionary and conservation biologist’s perspective with a hint of environmental stewardship thrown in for good measure.

Tom Devitt, born in Minnesota and moved to Austin when he was 7, has been catching salamanders since he was three, enjoys hunting, fishing, exploring nature, and telling you why you should care about salamanders.

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“Tour D’Tap”

In and around Austin, there are at least three—some may say five—common water sources that supply residents with drinking water, and while everyone’s drinking water may look the same, pH and total dissolved solids measurements show each are fairly different from the other. Robin’s presentation will answer many questions, including what is the real source of my tap water? How can I find out where my tap water comes from? What makes groundwater, surface water, and rainwater measurably different?

Robin Gary, originally from Houston, is the Senior Public Information and Education Coordinator with the Ground Water Conservation District brining over 15 years of experience with her. Robin enjoys momming, adventuring, and baking bread.

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“Austin’s Cave Heritage – community discovery, restoration, and creativity”

Caves were historically filled across Austin area for many reasons such that relatively few remain. Thanks to early discoveries by local cavers, Austin has many restoration projects to remove trash and fill from caves to reduce flooding, increase recharge to wells and springs, protect our water supply, restore habitat for cave life like bats, preserve historical artifacts, and provide exciting recreational and educational resources. These underground habitats inspire our community – from explorers, to biologists, to artists.

Nico Hauwert, Ph.D., Professional Geoscientist: Nico’s career in unraveling the mysteries of the underground frontier began through cave exploring since 1979 in Texas, Ohio, Peru, Mexico, Europe, and Canada. He previously served as both President and Vice President for the Austin Geological Society, completed his Ph.D. dissertation in May 2009 from the University of Texas, received an M.S. in Geology from the University of Toledo’s Department of Geology in 1991, and obtained a B.S. in Geology from University of Texas in 1984. From 1993-2000 he started groundwater tracing studies as Assessment Program manager and senior hydrogeologist for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. From 2000 to October 2016 he served as environmental scientist senior for the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, managing various cave restoration projects. He currently manages the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Program for Austin Water.

Next regular event: 

Nerd Nite 123: Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Join us at the North Door on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for the next Nerd Nite!

7:00– Alley entrance open
7:30– Seating area/main room open/Ambassador Meets
8:00– Show starts

AMBASSADOR IS BACK! Info and sign up here: https://austin.nerdnite.com/ambassador/

Speed Dating is on hiatus until further notice.

As always, Nerd Nite is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up.

Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a drink, tip your bartenders, and relax!

On months when available, ASL interpreters and our awesome librarian friends from the Austin Public Library will bring books! ♥

 


Speakers TBD!

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 Free at The North Door on 502 Brushy St. Austin TX

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