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CBC: ‘It’s all about the hands-on’: Kids see the science of everything at Science Rendezvous

May 13, 2019 — 

As CBC reports:

Science, technology, engineering, art and math leapt out of the textbook and into the real world at Manitoba’s largest science and engineering festival, held in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon.

The event — Science Rendezvous Winnipeg — filled the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus and attracted thousands with dozens of hands-on, sciencey things to do.

“This shows the next generation that science isn’t just boring math, sitting down and studying, it’s actually really cool little things that you never really thought you’d notice — it’s what pushes humanity,” said Robert Perron, one of the 700 student volunteers behind the event.

“It’s important to show them that you can study this … and you can have a lot of fun with it.”

The annual festival, now in its 12th year in Winnipeg, is part of a national celebration of science with more than 300 similar events in 30 cities across Canada.

The Winnipeg festival featured everything from bugs and fossils to live science shows and tours of the school’s cutting-edge research facilities.

Read the full CBC story here.

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