Join us at the Toronto Zoo as scientists from the University of Toronto Scarborough and Let’s Talk Science students and volunteers engage with visitors of all ages and make science come alive through demonstrations, hands-on activities and fun talks. The whole family is invited to explore their inner scientist – we have something for everyone! The event is free with admission to the Zoo.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 5K7 - Map
More about the event: Your journey begins at our Welcome Station where you’ll pick up your passport to science fun!
Participate in hands on science activities and presentations by the students and scientists from the University of Toronto Scarborough in partnership with the Toronto Zoo and Let’s Talk Science. Join us for a zoo-wide scavenger hunt: solve clues hidden throughout the different stations and learn all about birds, bugs, bears and beautiful biodiversity.
Activities include — Amazing Apes: Learn about our closest living relatives and ways animals use tools! Bees & Bugs: Close encounters of the insect kind – bees, butterflies and spiders included! Polar Bear Express: Discover how polar bears can stay warm in arctic temperatures, as well as the factors threatening this species and what you can do to help. Meet with U of T Scarborough faculty who will show you how they research the world of spiders, fish and forests:
Professor Maydianne Andrade from the Department of Biological Sciences will talk about black widow and other spiders, and their unique mating behaviour. Join for the talk between 11am-12pm.
Professor Marc Cadotte from the Department of Biological Sciences will talk about invasive species and their impact on the local environment. Join for the talk between 10-11am.
Professor Tod Thiele from the Department of Biological Sciences will talk about the fascinating zebrafish and their nervous system. Join for the talk between 12-1pm.