Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe. At these events, several people each give a 20 minute fun, yet informative, presentation across all disciplines. There’s also trivia and door prizes.
These events are limited to those age 21+ since there’s drinking.
Nerd Nite Raleigh
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Kings, 14 W. Martin Street, Raleigh
Honey bees, Beauty and a Bluebird House by Alice Hinman
June 20th will bee during National Pollinator Week and Raleigh is a certified Bee City USA! Let’s celebrate the vital role pollinators play in a healthy urban environment and learn how we can help them thrive. A honey bee colony is a mammal in many bodies. What does this super organism require for shelter to thrive?
More about the speaker: Alice Hinman, natural beekeeper and horticulturist, is the founder of the Raleigh-based nonprofit, Apiopolis Urban Bee Sanctuary. Learning about honey bees and how to better care for them is her personal fascinating and wonderful rabbit hole of an adventure in the City of Bees.
The Golden Meanies of Habitats and Beyond by Richard Stephenson
We’ve all heard of the ‘Golden Mean’ in advanced art history class, which we mistakenly added as a senior year elective, to bump our GPA. Well, this is the rest of the story. There’s a reason we love it, without knowing it. There’s a reason bees build with it and flowers propagate to it.
More about the speaker : Richard Stephenson is an Art History buff, who builds furniture for a living based on the Golden Mean algorithm. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just satisfies, but it always challenges the minds perception of the natural world.
Poems for animals from the Poetry Fox by Chris Vitiello
The Poetry Fox will read from a recent series of poems written for animals. Some poems have been written to be read to an audience of chickens at the Hen Institute hutch that’s coming to Dix Park this summer. Other poems are for bees in honor of National Pollinator Week. Everyone will be abuzz because the Fox will bring a typewriter and write a poem live onstage with it.
More about the speaker : Chris Vitiello is a poet with a pedigree of degrees and books. He’s also the Poetry Fox—a giant fox that writes custom, on-demand poems on vintage typewriters for people at events.
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