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 and Horticulture. “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 kpu.ca/sciencerendezvous

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 www.kpu.ca.

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