> Nerd Nite No. 55: Digging Dinos, COP21, and the Return of the Sears Wishbook Trivia Game!

Nerd Nite No. 55: Digging Dinos, COP21, and the Return of the Sears Wishbook Trivia Game!

Ho ho ho hey there Nerds!

Too soon for holiday-related greetings? We won’t break out the Christmas tunes like B101 at least! Still consider joining us on Wednesday, December 2 for a fantastic Nerd Nite featuring talks about digging for dinosaurs, the climate change talk in Paris, and a trivia game featuring the 1985 Sears Wishbook. We’re seriously stoked for this great line up and we hope that you will be too, because the December Nerd Nite bench has some real depth.


First, we have Raluca Ellis, the Chief Environmental Scientist at the Franklin Institute, whose leading the charge in engaging Philadelphians in #PhillyClimateTalks. She’ll share some insights about what’s happening at COP21, the Paris Climate Change Talks in which global leaders are negotiating terms  of an agreement to limit further damage to the climate.

Jason Poole, from the Academy of Natural Sciences, will talk about the Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project:

Our excavation team has been working to unearth Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs found in the Bighorn Basin of Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana. Each summer the BBDP takes students and volunteers for a dig season of paleontological discovery and wicked cool science!! Join us to see what these wacky folks are digging up and why.

And finally, join Ben Leach for a couple rounds of the Cost is Correct with the 1985 Sears Wishbook Catalog

Tis the season to indulge all of our deepest materialistic desires and spend as much money as possible. Long before online shopping was the norm, our parents used the Sears Wishbook – a 600+ behemoth of a catalog – to help them order everything from the latest toys and electronic gizmos to elegant fashion and even gaudy, overpriced crap! Back by popular demand, Nerd Nite utility player Ben Leach will host a game show where the audience helps him navigate the trends of yesteryear by guessing the 30-year-old retail prices from the 1985 edition of the Wishbook as they play for fabulous nerd-friendly prizes!


Entertainment in between will be by local musician Chris Gennett!


Wednesday, December 2nd. 7:30 pm., $5
(Doors open at 4, we recommend arriving early to ensure you get a good seat).
Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125


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