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Science Rendezvous Kingston

FREE FAMILY EVENT!

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
THE ROGERS K-ROCK CENTRE 

You are invited to celebrate Kingston-area science & scientists by being in the audience when the Rogers K-Rock Centre becomes a giant pop up Science Discovery Centre! Meet and talk to scientists, engage in scientific experiments and learn about the excitement and possibilities of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event is free and family-oriented. There is something for everyone: The Math Midway, make a kaleidoscope, be a mathemagical sculpture, explore space inside the Planetarium,  The Chemistry Magic Show,  and meet Batman!! There will be special presentations throughout the day inside the Rogers K-Rock Centre and outside on The Tragically Hip Way. Come for the day (snacks and lunch will be available at the Concession Stands) or come for an hour…regardless of the length of your visit, you will be inspired. The first 1000 families will receive a Take-Home booklet filled with experiments that can be done at the kitchen sink, on the kitchen table or in the backyard as well as a free tote bag…some of which will contain additional prizes such as gift certificates, passes to local museums, merchandise and much more!

  • George Hart leading guests in constructing a polyhedral sculpture (entitled STEAM)

    Mathematician & artist George Hart will make a special appearance in 2017

  • Child at Science Rendezvous 2016 riding a bike

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Demonstration of a robot at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Queen's Chemistry sign at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Chemistry demonstration at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Acoustics demonstration at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Interacting with kids at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Participant constructing a lemon battery at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Participant constructing a bottle tornado at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Playing with legos at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Science demonstration at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Entrance of Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Participant controlling a NXT demo at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Participant looking through a microscope at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Creating a bottle tornado at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

  • Participants at Science Rendezvous 2016

    Science Rendezvous 2016

Participants

For more information or to participate in Science Rendezvous Kingston contact Kim Garrett at community.outreach@queensu.ca

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Past Events

Science Rendezvous 2016

Link to schedule PDF

NEW for 2016: Students on Ice Expeditions

Students-On-Ice-Expeditions

Meet Will Anderson (Sydenham High School) who has visited both the Arctic and Antarctic as a member of the Students on Ice expeditions. Share his experiences as Will talks about what he has learned, shows us amazing images and videos of these remote parts of the planet.

NEW for 2016: Quarantine Tent

Quarantine Tent

Visit the Quarantine Tent, an interactive street theatre approach to help people learn about vaccination. 

NEW for 2016: Kingston Police Force Tactical Unit Robot

Come and meet the Kingston Police Force Tactical Unit's remote-controlled robot.

Kingston Police Force Tactical Robot

Canadian Raptor Conservancy logoNEW for 2016: outdoor demonstrations by the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.

See an eagle, vulture, owl, falcon and hawk in action and then get up close and personal for a meet and greet with James Cowan and his amazing raptors.

James Cowan and a bird

Art McDonald, Physics Nobel Prize winner, and Chelsea Elliot, Science Rendezvous volunteer.

Art McDonald and Chelsea Elliot SR volunteer

For more information or to participate in Science Rendezvous Kingston contact Kim Garrett at community.outreach@queensu.ca

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Science Rendezvous Proclamation

Science Rendezvous 2015

Download the Science Rendezvous Science@Home booklet
Download the Science Rendezvous poster
Download the Science Rendezvous event schedule 

Science Rendezvous 2015 poster

Participants

  • Cyber Falcons Frontenac Secondary School Robotics Team
  • FLASF Science Fair- Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair
  • Heirloom Seed Sanctuary
  • K-Botics KCVI Robotics Team
  • Kingston Area Seed System Initiative
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Kingston Police Force Canine Unit
  • Leahurst College
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Monarch Butterfly Fund
  • Museum of Healthcare at Kingston
  • Maclachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Kingston MakerSpace
  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario Kingston Chapter
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Queen’s University Biological Station QUBS
  • Queen's CNS Centre for Neuroscience
  • Queen’s Child & Adolescent Dev. Group Dept. of Psychology
  • Queen’s University Clinical Simulation Centre
  • Queen's Curiosity Shop Research Matters
  • Queen’s University Department of Chemistry Graduate Studies
  • Queen’s University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Queen’s University Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery, School of Computing
  • Queen’s University Department of Physics SNOlab
  • RMCC Chemistry
  • RMCC Biology
  • RMCC Biology Langlois lab
  • RMCC Astronomy and Astro‎physics
  • RMCC Civil Engineering
  • RMCC Environmental Sciences Group
  • St Lawrence College Energy Systems Engineering Technology ESET
  • St Lawrence College Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre SEARC
  • The Giant Colon
  • The Incredible World of Bugs
  • “The Real Batman” Matt Saunders
  • W.A.F.F.LE.S. Community Robotics

Kingston mayor Science Rendezvous proclamation

Science Rendezvous 2014

Participants

  • Ask a Scientist
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
  • Cyber Falcons FSS Robotics Team
  • Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Regional Science Fair 2013
  • Heirloom Seed Sanctuary
  • K-Botics KCVI Robotics Team
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Kingston Makerspace
  • Kingston Police Force (Kingston Police Force Canine Unit, Kingston Police Force Tactical Unit)
  • Leahurst College
  • Let's Talk Science 
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • MP Ted Hsu
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Health Care at Kingston
  • Optical Society of America
  • Ottawa Police Force Canine Unit
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Professor Emeritus Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Queen’s University Baja SAE Design Team
  • Queen's University Biological Station (Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, Eco-Adventure Camp)
  • Queen's University Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (School of Kinesiology)
  • Queen's University CNS Centre for Neuroscience
  • Queen’s University Child & Adolescent Dev. Group Dept. of Psychology
  • Queen’s University Clinical Simulation Centre
  • Queen's University Department of Chemistry (Loock Laser Lab)
  • Queen's University Department of Physics (SNOlab)
  • Queen's University Equis Lab
  • Queen’s University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Queen’s University Graduate Chemistry Society
  • Queen's University Joliffe Club (Queen's Geological Sciences and Engineering)
  • Queen's University Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery (School of Computing)
  • Queen’s University Solar Design Team
  • RMCC Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • RMCC Biology
  • RMCC Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics
  • RMCC Civil Engineering
  • RMCC Environmental Engineering
  • RMCC Environmental Science Group
  • RMCC Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Salamander Conservationist Matt Ellerbeck
  • St. Lawrence College
  • St. Lawrence College Control Engineering Technology (CET)
  • St. Lawrence College Energy Systems Engineering Technology (ESET)
  • St. Lawrence College Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC)
  • W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics
  • Walt Sepic
  • Widget Workshop

Sponsors

Esso - Imperial Oil FoundationRogers K-Rock CentreKingston's K-Rock 105.7Queen's University Faculty of EducationMSTE - Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group - Faculty of Education, Queen's University

Supporters

  • Utilities Kingston
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • The Campus Bookstore
  • Gilmore Printing Services Inc.
  • Golder Associates
  • Digigraphics
  • St. Lawrence College
  • The Rocking Horse
  • Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applies Sciences
  • Minotaur
  • Fort Henry
  • Camera Kingston
  • The Q Shop
Science Rendezvous 2013

Participants

  • Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
  • The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) Kingston Branch
  • Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre
  • GreenCentre Canada
  • Professor Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Police Force
  • Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative
  • Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Regional Science Fair 2013
  • The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Museum of Health Care at Kingston
  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
  • The Pump House Steam Museum
  • Queen’s Baja SAE Design Team
  • Queen's Biological Station
  • Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies
  • Queen’s Clinical Simulation Centre
  • Queen’s Graduate Chemistry Society, Queen's Department of Chemistry
  • Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Queen's Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Queen's Human Mobility Research Centre (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Queen's Joliffe Club (Queen's Geological Sciences and Engineering)
  • Queen's Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Students
  • Queen's Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Students
  • Queen's School of Computing
  • Queen’s Solar Design Team
  • Queen's Space Engineering Team (QSET)
  • Queen's Child and Adolescent Development Group
  • Queen's Ultrafast Group (Dept. of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy)
  • The REAL Batman
  • RMC Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • RMC Biology
  • RMC Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics
  • RMC Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • RMC Environmental Engineering
  • RMC Environmental Sciences Group
  • RMC Civil Engineering
  • Matt Ellerbeck: Salamander Conservationist
  • St. Lawrence College Energy Systems Engineering Technology
  • Ted Hsu
  • W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics
Science Rendezvous 2012

Participants

  • Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies
  • Royal Military College (Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics)
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Queen’s Graduate Chemistry Society
  • Queen's Department of Chemistry
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Queen’s Solar Design Team
  • The Pump House Steam Museum in collaboration with Queen's University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Dr. Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Queen's Child and Adolescent Development Group
  • Queen's Human Mobility Research Centre (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Queen's School of Computing
  • The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Educators and Matt Ellerbeck (Turtle Conservationist)
  • Science Quest
  • Queen's Pathology Graduate Students
  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
  • Queen's Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Students
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Queen's Ultrafast Group (Dept. of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy)
  • Queen's Geological Sciences and Engineering Jolliffe Club
  • Little Ray's Reptile Zoo: Endangered Ontario
  • Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair
  • GreenCentre Canada
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Terence Dickinson (author and editor of SkyNews magazine)
  • KCVI K-Botics Team
Science Rendezvous 2011

Participants

  • Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience
  • Royal Military College (Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics)
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Queen’s Chemistry Grad Students
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Queen’s Solar Design Team
  • St. Lawrence Energy House
  • The Montgomerie Lab
  • The Museum of Health Care
  • The Queen’s Phytotron
  • The Queen’s Observatory
  • The Aquatic Ecosystems Health Lab
  • The Pump House Steam Museum
  • The Maclachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Dr. Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Philip Jessop (Queen's Chemistry)
  • Dr. Barrie Frost (Queen's Psychology and Biology)
  • Bob Macdonald (Host of Quirks & Quarks)
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Mcgill Office of Science & Society)
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