Science Rendezvous happens this Saturday in Markham

On Saturday, May 9, from 10am to 3pm, York University and Main Street Markham are hosting Science Rendezvous. The event is part of a slew of science festivals designed to introduce the public to the wonders of science. Some 30 cities across Canada are participating in this annual festival of science.

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

Science Rendezvous is free and offers families and wannabe scientists a wonderful opportunity to spend a day outdoors exploring a variety of science activities. Science Rendezvous gives people of all ages an opportunity to experience science and technology. Visitors to Science Rendezvos get to meet and speak with Canadian scientists from all areas, including biology, space science, physics, chemistry, astronomy and more.

A wide variety of activities have been planned, each has an emphasis on fun. York U’s Science Rendezvous event also coincides with the opening day of the 14th annual Markham Farmers Market.

For those curious about science or want to participate in amazing science demonstrations, or perhaps just love to watch science in action, Main Street Markham is the place to be. York University scientists and graduate students will be on site to lead visitors in creative, fun and intriguing experiments and answer questions.

Some of the activities visitors can enjoy include:

  • Discovering the Jenga Food Web,
  • inking a constellation tattoo,
  • simulating the process of aging,
  • navigating a maze through your mind,
  • racing solar or mousetrap cars,
  • digging for dinosaur bones,
  • dancing with droplets and swirling rainbows.

Parents interested in learning more about science at York University can also meet the staff running the Faculty of Science’s Sci-X: Science Explorations summer camps as they will be on hand during Science Rendezvous.

Visit York University’s scientists at Main Street Markham on May 9 to explore, enjoy, and engage!