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Free science festival from Langley to Vancouver this weekend

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From drinking beer to quantum physics, free science festival across the region being held this weekend

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Whether your interests lean more toward the intricacies of quantum physics or to drinking beer and making slime, a free festival stretching across Metro Vancouver today has you covered.

It’s called Science Rendezvous and it’s on today at the Kwantlen campus in Langley, SFU in Burnaby and UBC in Vancouver.

Executive Director of Science Rendezvous Katie Miller says at UBC, you can play something called science chase. “You get a card and it will direct you to go around the campus, try out hands-on activities and get a stamp. You’ll be able to ride a hovercraft, discover micro-organisms in the pond [and] explore quantum physics.”

The goal is to spark an interest and curiosity in science and engineering, especially, in young people. “See all of the current, exciting research that’s happening right now in Canada and inspire the next generation to fall in love with it and have their parents watch.”

The family festival celebrates feats in science and engineering with a lot of demonstrations and activities.

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