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Youngsters come to campus to celebrate the sound of science

All for fun, and fun for all: More than 1,100 visitors attended Science Rendezvous 2018 at the shared north Oshawa campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.
All for fun, and fun for all: More than 1,100 visitors attended Science Rendezvous 2018 at the shared north Oshawa campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

From research discoveries to water filtration to weather forecasts, science is all around us in our communities, every day of our lives.

On May 12, science was in the spotlight for the entire community as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College staged their annual Science Rendezvous. The full-day science showcase combines the extensive scientific expertise and volunteer energies of the university and the college.

Hundreds of families came to campus, with kids rolling up their sleeves for all kinds of hands-on science experiments, games, mini-workshops, challenges and demonstrations. Kids met face-to-face with real scientists and asked them questions about their research work.

“Science Rendezvous is truly a blast for the kids,” says Annette Tavares, Science Rendezvous Co-organizer and Associate Teaching Professor with the university’s Faculty of Science. “This fun event is all about inspiring youngsters to start thinking about how science, engineering, technology, arts and math can be part of their educational journey. Whether it’s looking into a microscope, checking out fossils, or learning something about forensics, it’s really cool to come to campus at a young age to get a behind-the-scenes look at the leading edge of science.”

Many participants checked out the Family Escape Room, a half-hour of fun science challenges where kids try to solve an intriguing science scenario and become a 'Science Superhero'.

Hosted simultaneously across the country by universities and colleges in 30 cities, Science Rendezvous dates back to 2008 at the shared campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Science Rendezvous is a marquee event and signature partner of Science Odyssey, Canada’s 10-day celebration of discovery and innovation.

 

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