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Special Anniversary Nerd Night: Birds and Brews

December 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$20 – $25

Birding Hike, Beer Tasting, Brewery Tour, Dinner, Prizes, Auction

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays, learn something new, and support your favorite local organizations? Look no further!! Join us for a journey through the exciting new natural and historic preservation practices of the Socorro area via a guided birding tour at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park followed by an exciting round of talks, tours, tastings, dinner, and activities at the nearby Three Missions Brewery. Come on out and enjoy flights of different kinds (birds and beer) to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of our monthly Insights Nerd Night series with this special adult edition Nerd Night event.

This special Nerd Night event is proudly supported by: Three Missions Brewery

Three Missions Brewery is a microbrewery serving the great communities of El Paso and Socorro, TX. In fact, they are the first and only brewery currently located in Socorro, TX. It all began with friends, family, and a love for beer. Located right on the historic mission trail, Three Missions Brewery pays homage to the beautiful missions along it and the history of the El Paso and Socorro area.

Nerd Night Agenda and Ticket Options:

This Special Nerd Night Event will encompass a variety of activities taking place at two of Socorro’s hidden gems.
1) Birding Hike (3 pm-4pm) – The event will begin with a guided birding hike/tour at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park which will take you on a journey through this unique river valley ecosystem. The hike will give a brief introduction to the park — its history, the ecosystem-restoration work in progress and attendees will have a unique opportunity to view some of the majestic resident and migrating bird species.

2) Brewery Event (4:30pm – 7pm) – The event will then continue as we caravan a short way over to Three Missions Brewery. There we will have dinner provided by Tacos El Gomz, talks about sustainability and preservation of the historical area, beer tastings, and a tour of the brewery.Guests are welcome to choose between two ticket options :

-Birding Hike & Brewery Dinner/Tasting/Activities – $25 (limited tickets available for this option)
-Brewery Dinner/Tasting/Activities Only – $20 (available until sold out)

1) Birding Hike :
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
2) Brewery :
Three Missions Brewery
10179 Socorro Rd
Socorro, TX, TX 79927
** Though we are hosting this event outdoors, we recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. We encourage our audience to follow the local health guidelines.
Silent Auction – Christmas shopping for a good cause
Just like last year’s special 3-year Nerd Night anniversary celebration, this year’s event will also feature trivia prizes, a raffle, and silent auction. Just in time for Christmas, we’ll have a wide range of gift certificates, growlers, kids classes, chocolates and more available for the perfect gift. This special event supports Insights’ Nerd Night events and other hands-on STEAM educational workshops, summer camps, hiking tours and activity kits.

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