Beaty Biodiversity Museum is hosting an outdoor Science Rendezvous today. Come say hello if you come out.

by David Ng

I’ll be playtesting some Phylomon decks today. Come out anyway – it’s a lovely day and there’s lots of cool things to see in and out by the museum today. See below.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 11 am – 3 pm
Courtyard adjacent to Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Science Rendezvous is an annual nationwide celebration of science. UBC is joining the celebration for the first time this year, and during this free, family-friendly event we will be revealing exciting experiments and riveting research through hands-on activities, interactive presentations, and exclusive tours of UBC’s research facilities. This year we are “Celebrating our Natural World”, and we invite you to join us to:

· Explore the physics of energy consumption while experimenting with hydrogen powered model cars and other economical ingenuity.

· Go on a fossil excavation and discover ancient animals and other geological wonders.

· Test out a new set of Phylo game cards made especially for UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. <- That's me!

· Expose the secret chemistry of invisible ink.

· Get the chance to peek behind the scenes at a Marine Biology Research Lab and see some interesting invertebrates.

· Sink some seeds into a soily splat and bring some urban agriculture home.

· Be a DNA Detective and discover the meaning behind this miraculous molecule.

· Make some noise and search for the science of sound waves.

· Bring out your Junior Scientist for some knee-high knowledge

· And more!

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum will also be offering 50% off regular admission* so this is a great time to come and explore!

* Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers; it excludes group rates and UBC Museum and Garden Pass.

Top image by Artiom Shostak, bottom by Sonson.