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May 10, 2010

SickKids invited kids of all ages to a “Science Rendezvous”

Going through obstacle courses, tying intricate knots and checking out bugs – this may sound like a regular day at summer camp, but it was actually an interactive science fair, SickKids-style!

On Saturday, May 8th The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) opened its doors and invited members of the public to take part in activities demonstrating how science applies to the world we live in. The open house was part of Science Rendezvous, a province-wide event designed to give people a hands-on experience with science.

Despite the rainy weather, 250 people visited SickKids participating in science-related experiments and activities ranging from an operation simulation to learning the difference between good and bad bacteria. Visitors were given a Passport to Science that was stamped at each of the 14 exhibits.  

Researchers, trainees and staff from SickKids Research Institute and SickKids Learning Institute were on hand to explain the science behind the interactive exhibits. Science Rendezvous aims to raise awareness about the province’s large, active and leading-edge scientific and research community.