This year’s programming at Family Day includes hands-on demos, workshops, a Food Tech Pop-Up, panel discussions, and a full day of the Student Showcase and Interactive Zone. New this year is the Food Tech Pop Up! We’re celebrating the people who are advancing and envisioning the future of food. This year’s crop of entrepreneurs have merged sustainability, whole food ingredients, advocacy, and your health. Test samples from these intrepid innovators, and see what your future might taste like. We also invite you to register for our workshop in advance, as space is limited.
Free entry on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Food Tech Pop Up
rm and plots it into a condo. Imagine a micro farm appliance in the comfort of your home that allows you to grow your own nutrient rich organic vegetables. Modgarden has made this possible! Plant a large universe of leafy greens, herbs, micro-greens including some root vegetables and harvest a daily fresh salad that only you touched. The affordable smart modular growing system provides insight from seed-to-fork so you know exactly what your family is eating, from the organic living soil to heirloom seeds, and straight to your fork.
Explorations In AI: Simple Devices, Complex Behaviours
Facilitated by Adriana Ieraci, Get Your Bot On! Robotics Commuity Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm $30 + HST Participants will build their own simple devices using basic electronic parts and craft materials using designs based on the Braitenberg Vehicles. They will observe how these devices interact with each other and watch how their simple behaviours are combined in a complex system. The devices will be taken out to the exhibit floor and creators can observe how the public interacts with it, listening to the language used to describe the device’s behaviour and watching the audience’s body language and gestures. Every participant will have a device to take home after the workshop. Presented in collaboration with with Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary.
Let’s Talk Science!
Facilitated by Sujeevan Ratnasingham, LifeScanner Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm LifeScanner employs DNA Barcoding technology to identify insects, food, fur, or any tissue from animal. Find out what you’re eating, what’s in your garden, or in your home at this hands-on demo!
Old Toronto Haunted Walking Tour Featuring OnFoot App
Guided by Tristan Tiggeloven, Pop Sandbox Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm Users will experience the OnFoot App Beta featuring five spooky location based tour stops that will feature an audio/visual interactive experience including augmented reality.