SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

October 27, 2015 10:00 ET

PSA: Ghouls' Glass, Frankenstein's Lab and Phantom Photos - It's Spooky Science

Partnership with CF Market Mall creates a spooktacular family event on Saturday

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 27, 2015) - CF Market Mall and the Faculty of Science have teamed up to create a Spooky Science Halloween for families this weekend. Young and old can tap into their inner Einstein-Frankenstein this Saturday through hands-on activities and chemistry demos. Curious about how things work? Ask our volunteers questions about science -- the spooky type or any other.

Ashley Causton leads community outreach activities for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary. He says collaborative events with community partners like CF Market Mall make science fun and accessible. "It's great to see people of all ages surprised and delighted by the experiments and demonstrations. We are really looking forward to having conversations around the simple experiments and how the science behind them relates to our daily lives," says the senior chemistry instructor.

Families will be treated to science in action on the grandstand at Bay Court where chemists will be concocting special demon-strations and ex-scare-iments. At pop-up laboratories throughout the mall, children can take part in intriguing hands-on Halloween activities, like making slime and ectoplasm, watching a glass blowing demonstration or seeing what happens in Frankenstein's Electric Lab.

"We are happy to partner with the Faculty of Science on this fun family experience," says Alexandra Velosa, marketing manager, CF Market Mall. "This partnership provides an unusual and unique experience for our shoppers when they come to CF Market Mall for Halloween."

So, grab your big and little monsters, superheroes and witches and join us for Spooky Science! For more details go to: http://www.ucalgary.ca/science/spooky_science_2015

What:Science and Halloween experience for kids of all ages
Who:Scientists and students, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary and CF Market Mall
Where:CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW Calgary, Alberta T3A 0E2
When:Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost:Free

About the University of Calgary
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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Gloria Visser-Niven
    Director, Marketing and Communications, Faculty of Science
    University of Calgary
    W: 403-210-7056
    C: 403-542-9444
    E: gvissern@ucalgary.ca