Exploring science in action
From the enlightening to the fun and quirky, Science Rendezvous, a free public event that lets families experience science first-hand, will engage adults and children alike in a day of fun and discovery. Everyone is invited to explore the dozens of interactive displays, hands-on activities, chemistry magic show, physics circus and cutting-edge research conducted.
Science Rendezvous is a science outreach pioneer in Canada, offering direct engagement with 6,000 of Canada’s top researchers and scientists at 300 simultaneous events and thousands of hands-on experiments for the public to try themselves. The annual festival takes science out of the lab and onto the street, working with Canada’s top research institutes to present a coast-to-coast open house and festival that is free for everyone.
Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home. It’s a public platform to promote science awareness and increase science literacy in Canada, engaging and transforming the general public from passive supporters of science and engineering to active, passionate champions with an understanding of the important role science plays in our rapidly changing world.
Participating faculties and groups at the University of Manitoba include:
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Let’s Talk Science
WISE Kid-Netic Energy
When: May 9, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Engineering and Information Technology Complex