The largest science and engineering festival in the province is back for another year.
Science Rendezvous Winnipeg is part of a national celebration of science and discovery with more than 300 events across 30 cities through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Science Odyssey Week, May 4-19.
“If someone hasn’t attended the festival before, they might think it’s all about science, or akin to a school science fair,” says event organizer Kyla Smith and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) coordinator at the University of Manitoba.
“It’s nothing like a science fair, and it’s actually about so much more: it’s about discovery and innovation and creativity and wonder.”
Activities are both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting), and include a giant Oobleck pool, musical staircase, glow wall, fruit keyboard, balloons in the shape of microbes or molecules, and liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Science Rendezvous Winnipeg runs Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus.