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CityEventLocationDateHost OrganizationDescription
AbbotsfordGearBots MakerspaceEcoDairy AbbotsfordMay 9, 10 and 12GearBots MakerspaceGearBots Makerspace is designed to provide hands-on, creative ways for students to learn about the exciting world of engineering and technology during our open lab times. Students will collaborate, design, build, and program a variety of technological tools. While working in engineering teams, participants will have an opportunity to learn a number of skills related to the real world of work. Our main goal is to promote the Design Process while reinforcing key concepts such as applied physics, math, effective problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. Ages 9+
BurnabyAmazing Science ChaseSimon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, British Columbia Canada V5A 1S6Saturday, May 7, 2016Simon Fraser UniversityDon't miss the Amazing Science Chase: just like it sounds, it puts a science twist on the concept of the hit TV show. On May 9th, compete in this Amazing Race-style science challenge of mind AND body! You are also invited to celebrate Astronomy Day with SFU and the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada which features fun activities for families to increase public awareness about astronomy and our universe. This event will take place simultaneously with Science Rendezvous and includes crafts, astronomy bingo, telescope displays and free lectures. Location: SFU, Burnaby campus. Academic Quadrangle, South and East Concourse 3000 level from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm . Free parking is offered in "B" lot. This event is organized in partnership with Science Rendezvous for Science Odyssey (
BurnabyScience Rendezvous and International Astronomy DaySimon Fraser University 8888 University Dr., Burnaby BC V5A 1S67-May-16

11:00am – 3:00pm
Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser UniversityJoin us for Simon Fraser University’s Science Rendezvous 2016. An exciting day full of interesting things to see and do, artistic performances and educational demonstrations and explorations at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00am – 3:00pm, rain or shine. We’re opening our doors to showcase the spirit and essence of Simon Fraser University.
• Educational demonstrations
• Interactive activities
• Science Shows
• Engaging science explorations
Science Rendezvous is the largest science festival in Canada that seeks to engage the public (and especially kids!) through interactive science activities, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences at various locations across Canada every year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. The 2016 event takes place on Saturday, May 7th in conjunction with International Astronomy Day.
Participants can explore dozens of hands-on science activities and demonstrations that will delight all ages at the North and East hallways of the Academic Quadrangle at SFU’s Burnaby campus, Saturday, May 7th from 11 am – 3 pm.

Science on Stage
Stage Shows introduce the forces, and other physical concepts that must be balanced, to achieve flight as we travel through the history of putting humans in the sky. We’ll float balloons, fly helicopters, launch rockets and more! Shows at 12 pm and 1 pm in SFU’s Images Theatre.
Canada-Wide Experiment
In April, the Canada Wide Experiment (CWE) launched a number of helium filled stratospheric balloon-powered aerial devices that traveled approximately 30 km into the atmosphere, before bursting and sending its tracking system back to Earth. We will premiere video from the balloons and view the atmospheric data that the balloons collected.
Science Rendezvous participants at SFU will have the chance to get first access to the results of the Canada Wide Experiment and learn more about the world beyond us through high-altitude balloons.
Tour the Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard, hear NASA staffer Ray Villard’s talk “25 Years of Hubble” (2:00pm and 7:30pm) and engage in activities from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada!

Free admission to all shows, activities, talks and tours. Complimentary parking offered in Lot B Open to participants of all ages. Link for pre-registration:

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LangleyScience Odyssey Education Workshops in Langley BCSchool District #35, Langley BCMay 6-15, 2016Langley Environmental Partners SocietyLangley Environmental Partners Society will host 21 interactive science and engineering workshops for over 500 students in grades K-7 in Langley schools. During It's a Bugs Life, 150 K-2 students will discover the world of arthropods and the important role these creepy crawly creatures play in our world, and become bug detectives as aquatic bugs are brought to the classroom. Through Hazards in my Home, 175 grade 1-2 students will become Hazard Detectives and identify harmful household hazardous products by matching symbols with meanings, and discuss how household hazardous products can be harmful outside the home and learn safer choices for humans and the environment. In Botany basics, 125 Grade 1-5 students will discover what makes plants special by learning about plant parts and the basic needs of plants, discuss the stages of plant development, play Seed to Fruit Bingo, and start a plant collection book through outdoor exploration. 75 grade 5-7 students will participate in Natures Diversity and You, learning the four components of habitat, exploring concepts related to food chains and discovering ways humans impact ecosystems. Students will build a birdhouse of their own, to increase the habitat in their own backyard.
LangleyScience Rendezvous KPU 2016Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BCSaturday, May 7, 2016 | 11 am to 4 pmFaculty of Science and Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityGET YOUR HANDS ON SCIENCE — Saturday, May 7th from 11 am to 4 pm!
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am- 4 pm as part of Science Odyssey and the national Science Rendezvous celebration of science at KPU Science Rendezvous!
KPU’s Langley campus will be transformed into a family-friendly science festival where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, chemistry magic shows, music, art, interactive science labs, dancing fire, high-tech nursing demos, tours of our brand new brewing lab, and much, MUCH more! Science World will even be there!
For more details and free tickets, visit:!
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue: Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Langley Campus
Address: 20901 Langley Bypass | Langley, BC
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Facebook: KPU Science Rendezvous
Twitter: @KPUSR
Hashtags: #KPUSR2016 #SR2016

Join in activities and demonstrations from:
• Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Protection, Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture, Computer Science, Nursing, Geography and many more faculties will be there!
There will also be displays from community organizations and businesses, like the Langley Farmer’s Market and Telus World of Science.

Event Highlights
• Dancing flames
• Chemistry Magic Show
• Wireless robots
• Brewing Lab tours
• Nursing—high-tech patient simulators
• Bug garden
• Math puzzles and games
• Arts tent
• Edible weeds
Special presentations from Telus World of Science (Science World)

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North VancouverStudents visit Pacific Environmental Science Centre2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver11-May-16Environment and Climate Change CanadaHigh school biology and chemistry students will visit the Pacific Environmental Science Centre in North Vancouver, British Columbia. After an overview of the centre, students will learn how scientists conduct marine water quality monitoring and toxicity testing on fish.
Prince GeorgeExPlace Science Odyssey333 Becott Place, Prince George, BC V2L 4V7May 9-15, 2016The Exploration PlaceOn May 9th to 15th join the ExPlace team for a series of fun and entertaining family friendly science demos. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate science during these FREE public presentations in our Atrium on: - Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm - Monday May 9th to Friday May 13th at 9:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Quesnel and Prince GeorgeLearning in and about Nature: Environmental Education in Quesnel and Prince George3 Elementary Schools, located in Quesnel and Prince GeorgeMay 9th - 13thSierra Club BCSierra Club BC`s Environmental Educator will be travelling to Quesnel and Prince George to deliver programs for a total of 11 classes at three schools. Our education programs engage BC children in science and nature as a means of developing a population connected to the natural world. Our programs are strongly rooted in contemporary research in ecology, conservation biology, traditional ecological knowledge and climate science. They are developed by staff experienced in curriculum development, ensuring engaging, age-appropriate lessons. In each 90-minute program, students are active participants in the learning process. We focus on observation, inquiry, stewardship and personal connection to the earth. Pre-and post-program resources help teachers further develop students' vocabularies, conceptual understanding, and extend learning with additional lesson plans.
SecheltPublic Speaker and Public Observing at SCC ObservatorySCC Observatory, Sechelt Airport, BC13 May, 2016: Dr. James Hesser, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt, BC, 7:30 PM, admission by donation. 14 May, 2016: Public Viewing Session, SCC Observatory, Sechelt Airport, 9 PM.Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of CanadaDr. James Hesser of the NRC giving a talk at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on Friday, 13 May, followed by a public viewing session at our SCC Observatory at 9 PM on 14 May. All ages welcome. Admission by donation. Details at our website: ph: 778-458-2666 e mail:
SidneyLearning By the Salish SeaSidney , British ColumbiaMay 7,8 and 9Royal Roads UniversityTeachers and students will visit by boat, and work with scientists, at nearshore archaeological features in the Gulf Islands National Park British Columbia. These activities are in partnership with Gulf Islands National Park and local Aboriginal Educator advisors.
Vancouver3D Printing and Scanning 101MakerLabs, 780 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1M3Wednesday, May 11, 2016MakerLabsIn this class, participants learn how to complete 3D scans of large and small objects, fix scans in preparation for printing, and how to print them using Imaginator (plastic, fused deposition modeling)and ZPrint 650 (gypsum-based powder) 3D printers. Tools learned and used: -Sense, NextEngine and Structure 3D scanners -Plastic FDM and powder 3D printers
VancouverBringing Genomics Home: Diagnosing Pediatric Patients: When One Size Fits All Isn't EnoughTelus World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver BCMay 11th 5:30pm-7:00pmGenome BCDiagnosing pediatric patients: When one size fits all isn't good enough Please join us for a free evening discussion about an important part of the diagnostic toolkit- genomics. Hear from local experts working to diagnose and screen disease by investigating each patient’s unique genetic make-up. Date & Location Wednesday, May 11th 5:30pm – 7:00pm Telus World of Science (1455 Quebec Street) Vancouver Speakers: A Wave of Change: Implementing Personalized Medicine in BC Catalina Lopez Correa, MD, PhD, Genome BC Non-invasive Prenatal Testing – What’s it all about? Sylvie Langlois, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, Clinical Investigator, CFRI and Medical Director, BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program Rare Disease: From diagnostic odyssey to tailored care Clara van Karnebeek, MD PhD, Pediatrician and Biochemical Geneticist at BC Children's Hospital Understanding the Spectrum of Autism through Personalized Medicine Suzanne Lewis, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, UBC Clinical Professor of Medical Genetics; Clinician Investigator, CFRI, BC Children's and Women's Health Center This event is free but registration is required:
VancouverCASC 2016 Annual ConferenceVancouver, British ColumbiaMay 5 - 7, 2016Canadian Association of Science CentresCASC's 14th Annual Conference is expected to welcome 150 delegates from across our country. This three-day conference, co-hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Science World BC and the HR MacMillan Space Centre, features pre-conference activities, engaging learning sessions, keynote speakers, and events that include a welcome reception, a tradeshow and our national awards gala. Subscribe to the CASC Newsletter for registration and conference updates.
VancouverDiscover TRIUMF!4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1 pm Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1 pmTRIUMFThousands of people come to visit Canada's national lab for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science each year - and you can too! All you need to bring on your visit to TRIUMF is genuine curiosity for the world around you. Details at
VancouverGirl Guides Engineering BadgeThe University of British Columbia, Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, 2345 East Mall V6T 1Z4May 14th 2016, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for KidsGeering Up, in collaboration with eng•cite, will be running an Engineering Badge event for 100 Girl Guides! The event is not limited to active Girl Guides; all girls in grades 5-7 are welcome. Must register at .
VancouverLet's Celebrate Emergency PreparednessScience World VancouverFriday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2016 10am - 4pmScience World VancouverThis interactive event will feature activities and displays from local scientists, first responders and emergency preparedness agencies to help citizens get prepared for all kinds of emergencies. Test your seismic construction skills on the UBC earthquake shake table, look through binoculars to see what sea level rise looks like, find out about new initiatives like the earthquake early warning system and experience what it's like to feel an earthquake in the Insurance Bureau of Canada Shake Zone earthquake simulator!
VancouverLet's Talk Science ChallengeVancouver6-May-16Let's Talk Science Outreach at UBCThis is a closed event. This free, fun-filled program encourages students to build their team skills, interact with relevant role models and test their abilities against peers. It inspires students to acquire science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge beyond their curriculum.
VancouverReconnecting with Nature: Vitamin N Book Launch and Nature ToursVancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, PO Box 3232, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8May 7th, 2016Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science CentreRichard Louv, best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods, is launching his new book, Vitamin N, describing the many ways families can get more nature back into their busy lives. In partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and UBC Botanical Garden, we are hosting nature tours at the UBC botanical garden to give families the opportunity to explore nature together. Groups of families will be led by trained guides that will explain how native plants support bird habitat, shelter, breeding and feeding. Before and after the tour, families will have the opportunity to meet Richard Louv to purchase a copy of his new book, Vitamin N, and have it signed.
VancouverScience Odyssey Week at Science World BCVancouverMay 6 - 15, 2016Science WorldCheck every day to unlock a hands-on activity, learn about an interesting career in science and see what Science World and our community partners are doing under the dome and across the province. FREE public events include the KPU Science Rendezvous May 7th and the Community Bioblitz at Stanley park May 8th. Join us at TELUS World of Science for Chemistry Pop-up activities May 12th and a Robotics Show down May 15th(free with admission). Check for details and registration.
VancouverScience Rendezvous & Let’s Talk Science - VancouverThe Old Barn Community Centre 6308 Thunderbird Blvd. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4Saturday, May 7, 2016 |

Let’s Talk Science outreach at UBCHow much do you know about DNA? How about polymers? Come put some knowledge to some practical use! Join UBC Let’s Talk Science this year for Science Rendezvous, an annual celebration of science education for all! We will be running hands-on science activities for children of all ages, introducing them to some simple fundamental concepts from the world around us! We’ll talk about DNA and make Edible DNA and DNA Bracelets, and finish the day off with some ooey, gooey Slime!


• Build your own edible DNA
• DNA bracelets
• Make your own slime

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VancouverScience StructuresTrout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Dr Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4Saturday 14th May, 2016MakerMobileGeodesic structures are important in engineering and are also found in nature in the form of carbon nanospheres or 'BuckyBalls'. In this event we will use our in-house developed system of lightweight rods and 3D-printed connectors to build and explore these structures. Participants can stay for a minute or an hour!
VancouverSSHRC 2015 Gold Medal Winner Recognition LectureTELUS World of Science | 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BCMay 12, 2016 at 5:30 pmThe University of British ColumbiaOn November 16, 2015, Dr. Janet Werker became the first UBC faculty member to win the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Gold Medal Award, SSHRC’s highest research honour. Dr. Werker received this award in recognition of the pioneering discoveries she has made in language acquisition; for her commitment to global and interdisciplinary collaborations; and for her exceptional record of mentorship and training in her field. In recognition of this significant achievement, UBC’s Faculty of Arts and Department of Psychology are hosting a special event in her honour.
VancouverStem Cell TalksUniversity of British Columbia13-May-16Let's Talk Science Outreach at UBCThis event requires registration and is aimed at Grade 11 and 12 students. StemCellTalks is a free national high school outreach initiative established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. It is organized by Let's Talk Science volunteers in partnership with Stem Cell Network. For more information visit
VictoriaInternational Astronomy Day at the Dominion Astrophysical ObservatoryDominion Astrophysical Observatory, 5071 W.Saanich Rd.Saturday, May 14th 2006, 7:30pm to 11:00pm.RASC-Victoria CentreWe continue our International Astronomy Day activities by switching venues from the daytime programs at Royal BC Museum to evening activities at the Dominin Astrophysical Observatory. We will have tours of the historic Plaskett telescope, guest speakers, interactive displays and guest speakers in the Centre of the Universe building, and observing night sky objects with the DAO's 16" telescope, and telescopes provided by members of RASC-Victoria set up in the parking lot. All of our International Astronomy Day activities are absolutely free!
VictoriaLet's Talk Science ChallengeVictoria18-May-16Let's Talk Science Outreach at VictoriaThis is a closed event. This free, fun-filled program encourages students to build their team skills, interact with relevant role models and test their abilities against peers. It inspires students to acquire science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge beyond their curriculum.
VictoriaScience Odyssey at Hillside Shopping CentreHillside Shopping Centre 1644 Hillside Ave #21, Victoria, BC V8T 2C5Saturday May 14 (11 am - 3 pm) and Sunday May 15 (11 am - 3 pm)World Fisheries TrustWorld Fisheries Trust is teaming up with Hillside Shopping Centre and our community partners to bring you a weekend of Ocean Science at Hillside Mall's Ocean Wall as part of Science Odyssey! Over the weekend, we will be showcasing the amazing efforts being done in our community to protect our oceans and waterways! There will be TONS of free, hands on activities for parents and adults alike - featuring a marine touch tank, colouring activities for kids, demonstrations, and talks throughout the day. There will also be an interpreter operating the Ocean Wall displaying photos and videos from onshore and beneath the ocean. Partners include West Wind Sea Lab Supplies, Royal Roads University, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Gorge Waterway Initiative, the CRD, and Beach Observer, Friends of Victoria Harbour Bird Sanctuary, Sarah Stallard and more. Come celebrate the ocean and the achievements of your community!


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