DC helps take science out of the lab and into the community with Science Rendezvous

On May 12, Durham College (DC) put the spotlight on science for curious minds of all ages at the annual Science Rendezvous event. While co-hosting with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, DC welcomed hundreds of families to the shared Oshawa campus for a full day of science fun that showcased the extensive scientific expertise and volunteer energies of faculty, staff and students.

Kids rolled up their sleeves for all kinds of hands-on experiments, games, mini-workshops, challenges and demonstrations. They also had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with real scientists and ask them questions about their research work.

This year, many participants checked out the Family Escape Room, a half-hour of fun science challenges where kids worked to solve an intriguing science scenario and become a ‘Science Superhero’.

With events hosted simultaneously across the country by universities and colleges in 30 cities, Science Rendezvous aims to inspire young people to start thinking about how science, engineering, technology, arts and math can be part of their educational journey. Whether it’s looking into a microscope, checking out fossils or learning about forensics, the event offers unique opportunities for kids to visit a post-secondary campus at a young age and get a behind-the-scenes look at the leading edge of science.