Science Rendezvous: UTSC and the Toronto Zoo
May 12, 2012 10:00am
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
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
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,
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
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