The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) Committee at Cape Breton University is teaming up with other CBU science departments to bring Science Rendezvous to the local community. Also known as the Mall of Science, the event is taking place at the Mayflower Mall in Sydney, N.S. on Saturday, May 7, starting at 12 noon. The afternoon will be filled with a number of interactive, educational and exciting activities that will interest individuals of all ages. The event is free and all are encouraged to come and join in on the fun.
“An initiative of IYC is to bring chemistry and science to the community,” says Stephanie MacQuarrie, CBU International Year of Chemistry committee member. “Science Rendezvous is a national event that CBU is participating in this year as a way to get our community involved and interested in science in general. It is going to be a family friendly event with exciting demonstrations and interactive exhibits celebrating how science plays a role in our everyday lives – in everything from chemistry, health, biology, art, math, physics and psychology.”
CBU’s Mall of Science will provide an opportunity for those who engage in activity to find out how robots work, make a telescope, walk on water, identify fossils and much more. Also taking place is The Great Science Challenge, so make sure to sign-up a team for a chance to win great prizes.
“Everyone involved is really looking forward to this event and to be out in the community. Each day, my colleagues and I share our knowledge of science with our students. Science Rendezvous is avenue for us to share that same knowledge with members of the community. Science is all around us – let’s embrace it!” says MacQuarrie.
Science Rendezvous is a free grassroots festival targeted at all ages that started in the Greater Toronto Area in 2008. This year, activities will be integrated with events held across Canada celebrating the International Year of Chemistry.
“Hands-on is the best way to understand and experience science. I encourage everyone to come visit us at Science Rendezvous,” she says.
For more information on Science Rendezvous visit www.sciencerendezvous.ca.