Richard Popoff donned classic mad scientist garb for the chemistry magic show at the Science Rendezvous Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley university campus overflowing with glitter slime and fake blood

Young people got to make all kinds of odd concoctions at KPU’s Science Rendezvous.

Hands down the most popular activity of the day at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Science Rendezvous and Open House was the glitter slime making display.

The lineup for kids to make a fist-sized glittery glob stretched down the hall of one of the buildings on the Langley post-secondary campus.

Many of KPUs rooms were busy throughout the annual event as huge crowds took advantage of the opportunity to play for a day but in a scientific way.

Each department offered hands-on activities and displays as the campus took part in the national initiative. Science Rendezvous is Canada’s science festival. More than 300 events in 30 cities occurred Saturday.

But guaranteed KPU’s event was the only one with beer samples by the campus brewing program that is based in Langley.


Young Aythan Flores (in the goggles) was talked through the stops of extracting DNA from a strawberry, using science lab tools to gather up the genetic material on the end of a glass rod. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Young Aythan Flores (in the goggles) was talked through the stops of extracting DNA from a strawberry, using science lab tools to gather up the genetic material on the end of a glass rod. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Kailie and Chris Tosatto enjoyed the Science Rendezvous activities on Saturday, which was their first anniversary. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Sarah and Michael Brummitt met all kinds of fascinating people at Science Rendezvous. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Science student Sadaf Fahim is about to go into KPU’s nursing program and taught people of all ages about organs such as kidneys. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Student Rachael Klein helped kids make blood from various craft items. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fox family had some fun in the halls of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Matthias satisfied his curiosity about whether a person could be stuff in a locker with dad, Rollin, as a test subject. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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