A Sneak Preview of Science Rendezvous

March 12, 2013 | Miriam

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Those who made it through the front section of yesterday’s Globe and Mail would have seen an article about women in science and a new organization called Pueblo Science. If you were intrigued, you will be able to see Pueblo Science in action as they present Science Rendezvous programs at four Toronto Public Library branches on May 11.

PS IMGP1299With expertise in chemistry, physics, engineering and biology, the Pueblo Science team in Toronto works  to increase science literacy in under-served communities in Canada. They have also taken their inexpensive, reproducible and interactive science discovery kits to the Philippines where they are used to help train science teachers. 

Feel like making some crystals? Or fuel in test tube? Pueblo Science has a great Kidzone section on their website with recipes for all kinds of nifty experiments—check it out! Meanwhile, you can also check out Pueblo Science's hands-on programs at Science Rendezvous at Toronto Public Library on May 11.

Science Rendezvous is an extraordinary cross-country festival of science that showcases cutting edge scientific research in Canada along with exciting hands-on demos and mind-boggling experiments. More than 2,500 volunteers will be helping to run hundreds of events at universities, hospitals, laboratories and libraries. Public, free, highly interactive and loads of fun, Science Rendezvous programs help to reinforce the importance of science and to spark interest and excitement in the possibilities for discovery and innovation.

PS IMGP1196This year an amazing 10 branches will take part in Science Rendezvous. At each one there will be exciting hands-on demos and mind-boggling experiments led by volunteers from Pueblo Science and Let’s Talk ScienceLet’s Talk Science is an award-winning national organization that delivers science learning programs that engage children and youth with fun, exciting hands-on/minds-on activities that improve their understanding of physical and life science, mathematics and technology.

Science Rendezvous programs will amaze and delight kids and families as they also promote scientific understanding and engagement. For more information about Toronto Public Library's Science Rendezvous programs, click here. For all Science Rendezvous programs in Toronto, click here.

Pueblo Science Programs—2-4 pm, May 11  

Bloor/Gladstone 1101 Bloor Street West  416-393-7674

Pape/Danforth  701 Pape Ave.  416-393-7727

Parliament 269 Gerrard Street East  416-393-7663

Riverdale  370 Broadview Ave.  416-393-7720


Let’s Talk Science2-4 pm except Centennial (at 11:30-1:30)

Centennial 578 Finch Ave. West  416-395-5490

College/Shaw  766 College Street  416-393-7668

Locke  3083 Yonge Street  416-393-7730

Malvern  30 Sewells Road  416-396-8969

Morningside  4279 Lawrence Ave. East  416-396-8881

York Woods  1785 Finch Ave. West  416-395-5980