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The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative that will bring biotechnology to life at select science centers and museums worldwide. The program, supported by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Biogen Foundation, is scheduled to run from 2015-2017, with the 2015 cohort in Belgium, Japan, and Portugal. The WBT will increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology among youth and the general public through hands-on and discussion-led learning opportunities. Learn more. Follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour.



Ambassador Highlights




The WBT ambassador program enlists students ages 13-18 years old to give presentations about dynamic biotechnology topics in their schools and communities to inspire others to get involved. As ambassadors train throughout the year in science communication, they also interact with other international students through ASTC-hosted online exchanges. The program has allowed youths a unique view into STEM careers and valuable access to scientists and industry leaders from around the world. See updates from the ambassadors on Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour

WBT Events


Upcoming event: June 9 - 11, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre - Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

The next stop of the 2017 tour will be hosted at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and will take place in communities around South Africa, including Cape Town, Pretoria, and Newtown. Visitors will have a chance to meet the ambassadors and hear about their biotech topics! Stay tuned on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour and @scibono) for updates!
Past event: April 7 - 9, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Montreal Science Centre - Montreal, QC-Canada

The final stop of the 2016 tour will be at the Montreal Science Centre. Visitors will have a chance to meet the ambassadors and hear about their biotech topics! The free event will be at the science centre April 7-8 and at the Marc-Favreau library on April 9. Learn more about the event here (FR) and stay tuned on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour and @centredessciences) for live updates during the festival!


Past event: September 30 - October 2, 2016

World Biotech Tour Festival, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci (MUST) - Milan, Italy

The next stop of the 2016 tour will be at MUST in Milan during the European Biotech Week. The museum will feature biotech activities, a biotech scavenger hunt in the #Foodpeople exhibit, presentations by the ambassadors, and a pop up event at Porta Venezia, a historical outdoor space in the city. The ambassadors have posted their biotech videos (IT) and (EN). Vote on your favorite video by 26th Sept. and help send a student to Tokyo, Japan! Follow updates on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour and @museoscienza).
Past event: August 13 - 21, 2016

World Biotech Tour Festival, Scitech - Perth, Australia

Scitech celebrated the World Biotech Tour at the Perth Science Festival and at Scitech. The museum featured LIAB activities, research groups, and the ambassadors inside the WBT tent. At the museum, school groups and families enjoyed the biotech scavenger hunt, LIAB activities, special talks from scientists and biotech industry representatives, and fun workshops on the power of honey and the wonders of making cake in a cup! The ambassadors later presented their biotech topics to an audience and panel of judges. Ambassador Shiya Huang was selected as the representative for Scitech at the SCWS2017! Congratulations to all the ambassadors! Follow updates on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour and @scitechWA)
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