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From public lectures to signature celebrations such as Canada Day, we're honoured to invite our community to the University of Waterloo.

Exploring the world of science at Kidspark

This past weekend, community members big and small explored the world of science with the University of Waterloo at Kidspark hosted by the City of Kitchener. The annual event creates a fun and interactive playground atmosphere for children and youth to engage in a range of activations led by various regional partners. By actively participating in this community-driven initiative, Waterloo’s Science Outreach and Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) have a unique opportunity to connect with the local community, share their knowledge and expertise, and impact innovators of the future.

Science Outreach ignites curiosity at Discovery Square

From digging for fossil fish to creating an instant cloud in a bottle, children have been channeling their inner scientist as they explore a variety of hands-on science activities at Discovery Square.

Each Tuesday night in July, the University of Waterloo’s Science Outreach Team takes part in this children's event held at Kitchener City Hall’s Carl Zehr Square, celebrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Engaging activities such as electrifying Van de Graaff demonstrations, snow rocks and gold panning help children learn about basic science concepts in a fun and interactive way.

UWaterloo's Let's Talk Science at STEAM heat

On Saturday, June 6, the Waterloo Public Library held its third annual STEAM heat event, featuring activations and hands-on learning opportunities created by the University of Waterloo’s Let’s Talk Science program and other community partners. Over 1500 visitors participated in this family-driven experience, showing their curiosity and passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, while enjoying an afternoon filled with exciting demonstrations, live music, great food, and lots of fun.

Let's Talk Science Challenge

Last Friday, April 24th, the University of Waterloo hosted one of the largest competitions for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, happening at 23 universities and colleges across Canada throughout April and May. Nearly 250 students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from Waterloo Region united on our campus to explore, discover, and compete, supported by over 50 Waterloo Science student volunteers, faculty, and staff as part of the university’s national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program.

Girl Guides Badge Day

On Saturday March 28th, 2015, 113 Girl Guides ages 9 to 11 years earned their physics badge. Hailing from Waterloo Region and beyond, a total of 10 girl guides units spent the day at Waterloo Engineering.

Photos courtesy of Catherine Chong.

Discover a world of fun

Kid friendly science, magic, and hands-on activities are just some of the free and exciting events at this year’s Discovery Square in downtown Kitchener.

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