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About SickKids

May 9, 2011

The proof is in – science is fun

A jiggling jello brain, bacteria-themed arts and crafts, and a bean bag toss demonstrating how materials are sorted in a lab were some of the activities at this year’s SickKids Science Rendezvous event, a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on science for kids of all ages.

For the third year in a row, SickKids participated in Science Rendezvous, Ontario’s largest public science festival. Each year, the festival invites the public into hospital research institutes, universities and other science organizations to witness the many different functions of science in our world.

At this year’s event on May 7, more than 150 people stopped by SickKids and stayed for over an hour, taking time to participate in the 14 exhibits. Participants received a passport to science that they could stamp at each station. At the end, a filled-out passport meant that participants were “Honourary SickKids Scientists” and they received a SickKids Research Institute green pencil with that title on it.

Science Rendezvous is an opportunity to showcase some of the world-class science that takes place at SickKids on a daily basis. Trainees, scientists and other volunteers are passionate about science and have fun sharing their knowledge with kids of all ages who drop by to experience the diversity of SickKids research hands-on.