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, $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 theatre

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.

 

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*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.