Cape Breton University will host its fourth annual Mall of Science at the Mayflower Mall from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The event will feature hands-on inquiry-based science activities, exciting demonstrations, giveaways and interactions with CBU professors, lab instructors and students. Mall of Science is a free science festival which is part of the national Science Rendezvous initiative to promote science awareness within communities.
Along with CBU’s Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Integrative Science, Math, Nursing, Public Health, and Psychology, there will also be community groups participating this year. The Civil Air Search and rescue Association (CASARA) will be on hand with a flight simulator, as well as C@P with a 3D printer and robotics demonstrations.
“By getting youth excited about science at a young age, we hope that their interest will continue to grow, guiding them towards becoming innovators in science and technology,” says event organizer and Laboratory Instructor Chantelle Cormier. “It’s not often that people in Sydney have free access to activities such as Starlab, a dinosaur dig, robotics, build-your-own stethoscope, a flight simulator or a chemistry magic show just to name a few, so this event is very exciting.”
Mall of Science aims to highlight and promote science, with the ultimate goal of improving student enrollment and public investment in science and technology. It works to engage and transform the general public from passive supporters to active and passionate champions. Organizers are expecting approximately 1,000 people to attend.