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Science Rendezvous: UTSC and the Toronto Zoo


Where: Toronto Zoo

Your passport to science adventure is at the Toronto Zoo! Experience science like never before with exciting activities and displays for people of all ages and interests to discover the marvels of science right in our own backyard! Activities at the Zoo will bring to life the science that is found in nature, with emphasis on bird conservation to tie in with the Zoo’s International Migratory Bird Day. Bring your entire family to see science in action presented by the fabulous researchers from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Toronto Zoo in partnership with Let’s Talk Science, participate in guided tours, and view displays from a variety of birding organizations.

Be a Migratory Bird and travel to all of our activity stations. Your migratory experience starts at our Welcome station. Pick up your passport – visit all six activity stations – and collect your passport stamp at each station!

1. Flap your wings! - Find out why are birds able to fly, while humans cannot.

Hot Talks: How Do Birds Fly?

Professor Kenneth Welch, Department of Biological Sciences, 10-11AM

2. What’s in a Tail? - Learn about the many different ways animals use their tails.

Hot Talks: Unique Primates who Stink-Fight, Meow and Live in 'Female Dominant' Groups!

Professor Joyce Parga, Department of Social Sciences, 11AM-12PM


 3.  Be a Healthy Gorilla - Help us pick a healthy and wholesome lunch for the gorillas.


4. Good fish, bad fish, red fish, blue fish - Cast a line and see who can catch the most fish.


5.  Black Footed Ferret Academy - Do you have what it takes to be a Black Footed Ferret?

Hot Talks: Reintroducing Endangered Species into the Wild 

Professor Malcolm Campbell, Department of Biological Sciences, 12-1PM

6. Polar Bear Express - Learn about the impact of global warming on Polar bears.

Hot Talks: Polar Bears in a Changing Climate

Professor William Gough, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, 1-2PM


Come to the Zoo for Science Rendezvous!


What is Science Rendezvous?

Science Rendezvous is a science festival, experiencing its 5th consecutive event across the GTA on May 12, 2012. Science Rendezvous aims to highlight and promote science in all its aspects, with the ultimate goal of improving student enrollment and public investment in science and technology in the future.

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