Science Rendezvous - Canada's largest Science Event to Captivate Millions

World-leading scientists come face-to-face with the public, May 11, 2013. Be There!

TORONTO, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Science Rendezvous, Canada's largest national science festival is bigger and better than ever.

Over 2,000 of Canada's greatest innovators, researchers, engineers, and scientists, from 80 partner organizations will open their doors and close city streets to present exciting demonstrations, hands-on activities, and explosive experiments.

Sparking the curiosity of young minds from Grade 6 to 12, Science Rendezvous has something for the whole family.

Science Rendezvous is truly an iconic national event. Toronto alone has 17 venues participating, including 4 universities, 2 hospitals, research institutes, the Ontario Science Centre, and libraries. Across Canada, there will be experiments and activities for the kids, lectures for the adults, and interactive demonstrations for people of all ages. It's all FREE!

"Our goal is to inspire the next generation of researchers and innovators by bringing them face-to-face with the leaders of today and reinvigorating the fun side of science. That is why the Science Rendezvous festival is so important, it brings all the sciences and scientists together at one time to take science to the streets - where the public can really get into it," said Kelsey Miller, Science Rendezvous executive director. "Science Rendezvous has something for everyone, from the physics of rock and roll to the chemistry of ice-cream!" Ms. Miller added.

Echoing Ms. Miller's assertion, here is what Dan Riskin, co-host of Discovery Canada's Daily Planet had to say: "This is a unique event that gives ordinary people a chance to indulge their curiosities, to experience the thrill of discovery with some of the best scientists and science communicators in the world. There's a pure joy that comes from finding something out yourself, instead of looking it up on Wikipedia, and Science Rendezvous brings that kick to families across the country."

With over 300 events across 30 cities and 1000's of mind-blowing activities, Science Rendezvous really is Canada's largest celebration of science, coast-to-coast. Look at it this way, Science Rendezvous will open the doors of over $5-billion in state of the art research laboratories to the Canadian public. That is unprecedented.

Science won't be limited to the lab either. Events will take place in a large variety of venues, including on the street, in shopping malls, community centers, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. There will be a series of stage-show demonstrations at Dundas Square (an outdoor venue in the heart of downtown Toronto) with host Dan Riskin; the Amazing Science Chase and hovercraft rides at the University of British Columbia; a race between a pulse-jet powered bicycle against a scuba tank powered car at the University of Regina and much more.

The countdown has begun, so keep up with the news of events coming up at this year's festival as reports from across the country come in. www.sciencerendezvous.ca.

Save this day in May on your calendar now! Saturday, May 11. Be There!

SOURCE: Science Rendezvous

For further information:

Tiffany Smrekar
tiffany@greymatter.ca
905.334.2937

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