Create glitter slime, inflate a real lung, taste a craft brew, or watch the chemistry magic show at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Science Rendezvous and Langley Open House Saturday, May 12.
The largest public science festival in the Fraser Valley and KPU Langley’s largest event attracting over 2,000 visitors in 2017, Science Rendezvous offers free hands-on activities, shows, tours and displays for the entire family.
The Science Rendezvous theme this year is “Full STEAM Ahead” because the festival is featuring the Arts alongside Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshops and demonstrations.
"From touring our greenhouses and making a special Mother's Day bouquet of flowers to learning about Indigenous art, this festival appeals to anyone with a sense of curiosity about the world around us," said KPU's Faculty of Science and Horticulture Dean Dr. Elizabeth Worobec. "This year, we're simultaneously hosting our campus Open House showcasing the wide range of programs available right here in Langley. We can't wait to welcome families and future students onto our campus for a fun-filled day of discover."
Visitors can make a 3D book in the library, get their blood pressure checked by KPU nursing students, take psychology’s polygraph test, and watch the crowd-favourite dancing fire display put on by the physics department. Design and build a custom chair at the Wilson School of Design workshop. There will also be tours and free tastings in KPU’s state-of-the-art beer brewing lab for adults 19 years and older.
KPU faculty as well as Mad Science, Mathnasium, Science & Nature Co., and many others will also be at the event to provide demonstrations, talks, and assist visitors with experiments and games.
Science Rendezvous is a national cross-Canada celebration of science that reaches over 300,000 people to promote community involvement and enthusiasm for sciences. The event takes science to the streets in a highly interactive public program to inspire people of all ages with a passion for science.
For more information about Science Rendezvous at KPU and for tickets, visit kpu.ca/sr. To register for KPU Langley Open House, visit kpu.ca/openhouse/langley. Both events are free and open to the public and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On-campus parking is free for the day.
- Tour real science labs and do hands-on experiments
- New Create your own flower bouquet for Mother's Day
- Chemistry magic show and dancing flames
- New Design workshop with a former Ferrari car designer
- Tour our brand new, state-of-the-art Brewing Lab and try our student-brewed beer (19+)
- New Virtual reality stations
- Make glitter slime
- New 'Garage Band' music remix and percussion workshops
- Make a pet rock and take a world tour
- New Indigenous art activity station
For photos from last year's KPU Science Rendezvous event, visit Flickr.