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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: September 28 - 30, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Heureka (Finland), Copernicus Science Centre (Poland), Domus (Spain)

The tour is having a European extravaganza during the last weekend of September! The three tour stops will fill the weekend with biotech activities and ambassadors. Stay tuned on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour) for updates on event details.
Past event: June 22 - 24, 2017

World Biotech Tour Festival, Museu da Vida (Museum of Life) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The tour is hopping from South Africa to Brazil! Museu da Vida-Fiocruz will host the WBT in and around the science centre with biotech activities, theatre shows, activities from Biogen Brazil employees, and ambassadors presenting the Lab-in-a-box activities and their biotech research. Stay tuned on social media (Facebook and Twitter @biotechtour and @museudavida) for updates and live scientist questions!


Past 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! Learn about the program on Sci-Bono's website and 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!


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