Magic shows, wireless robots, edible plants and more will be the highlights at this year’s Science Rendezvous at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Saturday, May 11.
This is the 7th year the family-friendly event has been held at KPU Langley. Science Rendezvous is part of Science Odyssey, a national celebration of science with events taking place on the same day in 25 cities across Canada.
“Science Rendezvous is a chance to give the public an informal hands-on experience with everyday science and spark their curiosity,” says Elizabeth Worobec, dean of Science and Horticulture at KPU.
Last year, the event attracted over 3,000 people of all ages. This year, organizations like Science World will be on site as well as innovators and researchers. Participants will have the chance to see amazing scientific demonstrations and participate in hands-on experiments. Highlights include:
- Treetop bucket rides
- Make your own “blood” and glitter slime
- Brewery tours (beer tastings for adults)
- Virtual reality and mechatronics
- Recycle sorting game
- Urban gardening and seed bookmarks
- Button maker studio
- Disease detective and lie detector
On the same day, KPU is hosting the Langley Open House that gives prospective students and the public a chance to see what programs and courses KPU offers as well as a look inside the campus.
“The Open House is our chance to connect with the community and showcase everything KPU has to offer: from unique programs and innovative approaches to hands-on education and learning opportunities outside of the classroom,” says Dr. Alan Davis, vice-chancellor and president at KPU, adding that it’s also a day of fun, learning, and discovery with our KPU community.
All guests who register in advance for the Langley Open House will be entered for a chance to win one $500 tuition waiver and one of four pairs of Vancouver Whitecaps tickets. There are many other prizes to be won as well. Campus tours and hands-on activities will give guests a chance to get to know KPU Langley and all it has to offer.
The events take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 11 and are free for the public to attend. Attendees are encouraged to register at Science Rendezvous and the Langley Open House. KPU Langley is located at 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, B.C.