York University brings Science Rendezvous to Markham on May 7

A York University science student sets up an experiment with two future scientists visiting the 2014 Science Rendezvous festival in Markham

A York University science student sets up an experiment with two future scientists visiting the Science Rendezvous festival in Markham

Once again, York University has joined forces with Markham Village BIA to bring Science Rendezvous—Canada’s largest celebration of science—to the Markham Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 7.

Science Rendezvous brings all kinds of science to the public. York U students play an important role in the annual event.

Science Rendezvous brings all kinds of science to the public. York U students play an important role in the annual event.

Science Rendezvous is an all-day festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets. Thirty cities across Canada, including various locations in the GTA, will host events on the same day. All activities are free and open to the public.

“Connecting our scientists with our local community is a priority for us, so we are delighted to bring Science Rendezvous to Markham again this year,” says Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the Faculty of Science at York University. “It also underscores York University’s growing ties with and presence in the region, as we plan for a new Markham campus.”

The experiments showcase the best in hands-on fun

The experiments showcase the best in hands-on fun

At Science Rendezvous in Markham, visitors of all ages will get a chance to meet with York University scientists and participate in demonstrations and hands-on activities. Highlights will include making slime, racing solar cars, digging for dinosaurs, learning the art of aging, planting a seed for Mother’s Day and much more.

The event will run from 10am to 3pm. Frank Scarpitti, mayor of Markham, will join in the opening ceremonies, from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

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