Canada's Largest Science Event to Captivate Millions

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

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Science Rendezvous, Canada's national science festival is bigger and better than ever.

This Saturday 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, Science Rendezvous has something for the whole family from the chemistry of ice cream to the physics of rock and roll.

Science Rendezvous is truly an iconic national event. 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!

UBC Science Rendezvous: A Day of Exploration
Explore real science at UBC's Science Rendezvous. Meet and talk to scientists from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Chemistry, Environmental Interfaces Laboratory, Genetic Data Centre, Let's Talk Science, Mathematics, Michael Smith Laboratories, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and the Pollution Control and Waste Management Group. Learn and play through hands-on activities and exclusive tours of UBC's research facilities.

New this year at UBC's Science Rendezvous include:

  • "The Wonderful World of Cooties in the Pond" - work in a real research lab and collect your own pond sample to see what you can find.
  • The Amazing Science Chase - A scavenger hunt-style challenge of both mind and body! Build a rocket and complete other science challenges to win a prize!
  • "Look, I'm a Chemist!" - Experience the wonders of chemistry with our entertaining and hands-on activities, from a chemistry-themed photo booth to delicious liquid nitrogen ice cream!

Join us for this family-friendly event on Saturday May 11, 2013 from 11am to 3pm at the Michael Smith Laboratories.

What: Science Rendezvous, a free public festival
When: Saturday, May 11th 2013 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Michael Smith Laboratories: 2185 East Mall, Vancouver

SFU Science Rendezvous: Science in Action
Join us for an exciting day full of interesting things to do and see at SFU's Burnaby Mountain Campus on Saturday, May 11th 2013. We're opening our doors to showcase the spirit and essence of Simon Fraser University with artistic performances, interactive demonstrations and explorations.

  • Educational Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Experiments
  • Magic of Science Shows
  • Engaging Science Lectures
  • The Great Space Ship Debate
  • The Amazing Science Chase

What: Science Rendezvous, a free public festival
When: Saturday, May 11th 2013 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus: 8888 University Drive, Burnaby

Kwantlen Polytechnic University presents Science Rendezvous 2013
Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Langley Campus will transform into a spectacular science experience on Saturday, May 11.  The public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, and walk through chemistry, biology, physics and geography laboratories. See a demonstration of the high-tech patient simulators in the nursing laboratories, discover our state-of-the-art greenhouses and learn about how KPU is making its mark on Canadian science.

Exhibits include:

  • The Chemistry Magic Show
  • I SPY.... lawn weeds
  • What's Bugging You? Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs
  • Dancing Fire
  • Wireless Robots
  • Strawberry DNA Extractions
  • Make Your Own Slime
  • Film Canister Rockets
  • Show & Tell Marine Micro Organisms
    and so much more.....

What: Science Rendezvous, a free public festival
When: Saturday, May 11th 2013 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley campus: 20901 Langley Bypass
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