Meet Our Curiosity Crawlers

Meet Our Curiosity Crawlers

MCYU Curiosity Crawl. A day to Question, Discover, Create

Every year, MCYU holds an event called Curiosity Crawl where kids can attend engaging and interactive workshops in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. These workshops are designed and facilitated by highly trained McMaster University Students who through their workshops, encourage children, youth and families to question the world around them, discover their own potential, and create a brighter future. On Sunday, March 3rd, 250 kids and their families crawled around Burke Science building on the McMaster campus. They had the opportunity to attend 3 out of 12 workshops that ran simultaneously for 3 hours. Over this time we witnessed many questions, creative problem solving, collaboration and inventive ideas for the future. And that, is Curiosity Crawl!

Meet The Kids and Parents

The last workshop we went to was Beehind the Mystery. We learned why the bees are going extinct, where are the bees going, and how are they disappearing. We get a clear understanding of what’s happening.” – Youth from Wesley

“Curiosity Crawl is really educational. We went last year and it was really good. I like the variety of programs they have.” – Munia

Avali(Left) and Mary(Right)

“We come to MCYU programs so my daughter gets the bug in her that education is important. It instills it in her early. We’ve come to every Curiosity Crawl.” – Mary

“When I come here, it’s like I learn something new every time. In Beehind the Mystery, I learned why bees are disappearing. It’s probably because of the air pollution and chemicals that people sometimes spray on the plants to keep insects away.” – Avali

Yousef(Right) and his dad(Left)

“We come to MCYU programs because the topics and activities are interesting for families. It’s beneficial for us, as the parents and for our kids to learn about things going on today. Something fun we did together was the water filtration. We got some clean water, we got some charcoal, some stone, some rocks, and we got clean water.” – Yousef’s dad

Making the water filter


“I come to these programs because you get to learn new things that you’ve never really known about. In my second workshop, Backyard Biodiversity, we made an ecosystem. A person I look up to is my aunt. She has so many degrees and that inspires me to become a doctor one day. I would for sure come back next year to Curiosity Crawl. I really enjoyed this.” – Margaret

MCYU would like to thank all the families for attending and all the facilitators and volunteers who helped make this event a success!

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MCYU Event Calendar

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  • 08

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    March 8, 2020
    Burke Sciences Building (BSB), McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

    Curiosity Crawl 2020 A Day to Question, Discover & Create!

    MCYU’s annual, signature event. A day to Question, Discover, Create! On this day our MCYU in the City workshops run simultaneously at one time!

    Children and youth have the opportunity to take part in up to 3 workshops in one day! It’s a fun event for the whole family!


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  • 12

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    March 12, 2020
    Hamilton Public Library - Red Hill Branch
    695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8G 1A1

    MCYU in the City Workshops presents Rise of the Robots

    Workshop Description:

    RISE OF THE ROBOTS: Okay Google, how do robots think? Discover how Siri and Alexa work!

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!

  • 28

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    March 28, 2020

    Lecture - Sick of Being Sick? Exercise Can Help

    ** COVID-19 Update: You may have heard that McMaster University has cancelled all classes for the rest of the academic term and has urged the cancellation of non-essential events. In keeping with this policy, MCYU will be cancelling its on-campus March 28, 2020 lecture. We are looking at possibly putting this lecture online, provided we can arrange for the necessary technology.  We hope to come to a decision about this in the next week and will post the information right here for your convenience.

    Lecture Description:

    Sick of Being Sick? Exercise Can Help! – Did you know that exercise can help boost your immune system? No matter what age you are, exercise can help your body fight off germs and diseases like cancer. Discover how you can use exercise to help your immune system fight off some seriously bad bugs!

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!

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