York University and Markham Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) are hosting Science Rendezvous, Canada’s largest celebration of science, on Saturday, May 12. This family-friendly event runs from 10am to 3pm and coincides with the opening day of the 17th annual Markham Farmers Market.
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.
For those who are 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. 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 include stage demonstrations, constellation tattoos, making DNA necklaces, racing cars, playing a water piano, planting a seed for Mother’s Day and much more.
Parents interested in learning more about science programs for youth at York University can also meet the staff running the Faculty of Science’s SciX: Science Explorations summer day camps, who will be on hand during Science Rendezvous.
For more details, visit science.yorku.ca/community-alumni/community-outreach/science-rendezvous.