National science festival comes to KPU Langley

Thu, May 7, 2015

Langley, B.C. – This Saturday, KPU Langley will be transformed into a spectacular science experience for the whole family.

Part of the Canada-wide Science Rendezvous event, over 750 participants are expected to attend Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a full day of free slime-making, cockroach races, glowing germs, edible lawn weeds, ocean water experiments and a whole series of exciting science-related demonstrations, experiments and activities.

“This is one of KPU’s biggest community events and it continues to grow every year! It’s a celebration of science and learning in a fun, festival-style atmosphere with something for everyone to see, hear, touch and do,” said Dr. Elizabeth Worobec, dean of KPU’s Faculty of Science. “Bring the whole family for a day of adventure and discovery!”

Guests will be invited inside KPU’s science labs for lively displays and hands-on activities. There will also be a local food truck and live entertainment with music by the world-renowned Borealis String Quartet, chemistry magic shows, dancing fire displays, demos of the university’s high-tech patient simulator and the first public tours of KPU Langley’s brand new state-of-the-art brewing instructional lab.

Science World is a sponsor of KPU Science Rendezvous and will also be onsite Saturday hosting an activity. Guests will also have the chance to win Science World passes.

New this year is a full-on education expo, where visitors can meet faculty, ask questions and learn about KPU’s over 120 diverse programs, attractive class sizes and invaluable hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

Science Rendezvous reaches over 30,000 people across Canada, promoting direct community involvement and enthusiasm for sciences. The event takes science to the streets in a highly interactive public program of events to inspire people of all ages with a passion for science. For more information about the KPU Science Rendezvous event, visit

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at

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