Ten days of discovery and innovation
I just came back from a Field Trip yesterday to help spread the news of a pretty cool Science Festival and got up to some very fun things on this day trip. Science Odyssey is Canada’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Canada and it starts officially today! We started out a Science World with a lovely lunch and then set out to SFU where we tested out a hyper/hypobaric chamber, simulating diving to 150, tried on a bionic, energy-harvesting exoskeleton and meet some rare birds that have three very specific types of males that all mate differently . We then toured the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard and then headed back to Science World for a social and a tour of the new feature exhibit, Made in Canada, all things invented in this fine country. Get a little curious and join in on some of the events!
Made in Canada at Science World
Science Rendezvous – May 13
Described as Nuit Blanche for the sciences, Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest nation-wide science festival. This year’s festival will celebrate 10 years of Science Rendezvous and 150 years of Canadian science.
Science Rendezvous continues its tradition of partnering with research and community organizations to give the public one-of-a-kind experiences: Explosive stage shows, 3D viewers, non-Newtonian fluid, encounters with live animals and tours of labs, observatories and even a brewery.
All events are free and open to the public, with most taking place between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
For more information about Science Rendezvous events in your city visit: http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/event‐sites/
This year’s Science Rendezvous activities will launch the ten-day Science Odyssey series in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF – There is a cost but thought I’d add this as then you can go see the exhibit I mentioned above. Science World at TELUS World of Science, Vancouver, British Columbia – Meet a Scientist 10-2 pm on May 13 and 14! Connect with local scientists, researchers and other science professionals! Engage in hands-on activities and conversation to develop a better understanding about what these scientists and researchers do. More info.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Langley Campus (11am – 3pm)
KPU Langley will be transformed into a family-friendly science festival where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, magic shows, tour high-tech patient simulator nursing labs and the state-of-the-art craft brewing lab (19+). Check out the robots, dancing fire display, face painting and walk the campus labyrinth as part of World Labyrinth Day.
Simon Fraser University – Burnaby campus (11am – 3pm)
Discover the seemingly bizarre behaviour of gases and how they fit in our natural world at the science magic shows. Celebrate International Astronomy Day with tours of Trottier Observatory, astronomy presentations and astronaut photo shoots. Come get your hands on hundreds of other exciting activites including Let’s Talk Science’s game show, Science Chase, liquid nitrogen ice cream making, molecular viewers and more.
Let’s Talk Science with the University of British Columbia – The Old Barn Community Centre (10am – 2pm)
Join UBC’s Let’s Talk Science for a hands-on day of science discovery. Make edible DNA and DNA bracelets, and finish the day off with slime. Discover the future of touch screens, the foldable technology, and a glimpse into the future.