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Nerds in NoMa 2/4: Nature in the Urban Environment

WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2014: Learn how to nurture DC’s flora and fauna at Nerds in NoMa Tuesday, February 4 with a panel of wildlife and sustainability gurus. Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series this winter exploring everything from local brewing to DC’s tech startup cluster. The panel of distinguished, passionate brainiacs includes Casey Trees Planning Director Maisie Hughes, City Wildlife Executive Director Paula Goldberg, and Beekeeper Extraordinaire Mike Templeman. Stella Tarnay, Advisor of GWU’s Sustainable Landscape Design Program will moderate the panel. Washington’s skyline is constantly growing, but how can we cultivate its living, sustainable ecosystem?

Your happy hour crew will not want to miss Popcorn Queen’s refined and royal popcorn or the wine selection at the bar. Click here to RSVP for this free event. Doors open at 6 PM; speakers start at 6:30 PM at 1200 First Street, NE.

Can’t make the event on Tuesday? Assemble a brigade of your most curious friends for another event at the Lobby Project before the series goes into hibernation in 30 days. The Lobby Project is an initiative funded by a grant from the DC Office of Planning and the NoMa BID to enliven a previously underutilized office lobby with evening programming, such as art openings and ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker talks, as well as a pop-up café weekday mornings by Uncle Chip’s Cookies from 8 AM to 11 AM. Stop by the Lobby Project at 1200 First Street, NE and enjoy inspiring art curated by the Washington Project for the Arts, listen to thought leaders on DC-centric topics, savor a great cup of coffee, capitalize on free wifi, and connect with friends and coworkers.

Special thank you to Principal Financial Group, Polinger Shannon & Luchs and NoMa design firm Ayers Saint Gross who donated their services and resources to create a beautiful and inviting space at the corner of First and M Streets, NE. Other partners include the DC Office of Planning, Uncle Chip’s Cookies, Interface, Washington Project for the Arts, and Union Kitchen.

About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With the capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF of office space leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.

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