World Biotech Tour

World Biotech Tour The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative that will bring biotechnology to life at select science centers and museums. The program, supported by ASTC and the Biogen Foundation, will run from 2015-2017.

In 2015, the WBT visited Belgium, Japan and Portugal and will continue to Canada, Australia, Italy, and Thailand in 2016. The WBT will increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology among youth and the general public at 12 science centers and museums worldwide through hands-on learning opportunities.

Mission: The WBT pursues three main objectives: (1) Increase the awareness of the public about the importance of biotechnology now and in the future; (2) Create new vocations for youth to embrace biotech studies and careers; (3) Help participating science centers to adapt their communication about biotech to make it current and adapted to their audiences. The Tour concluded at the 2017 Science Centre World Summit in Tokyo, Japan, where the WBT Youth Ambassadors shared how the project supported youth engagement and empowerment and how programs offered by museums and science centers can continue to promote understanding of biotechnology worldwide. Biotech is for everyone, so we believe resources to engage with biotech topics should be accessible. Free resources for hands-on biotech activities and dialogue facilitation are available at www.WorldBiotechTour.org. Follow our Facebook and Twitter (@biotechtour) for updates and information on global events and resources that continue to celebrate biotechnology in our lives and around the world.

Heading to Association of Science-Technology Centers conference in Hartford this week? Take a fun break with the World B...
09/24/2018
Session: Science Family Feud: Teen Edition (2018 ASTC Annual Conference (September 29-October 2))

Heading to Association of Science-Technology Centers conference in Hartford this week? Take a fun break with the World Biotech Tour on Saturday, Sept 29, 3:30-4:00 PM ET at the Exhibit Hall stage to watch Science Family Feud: Teen Edition! We ❤️ our ambassadors program and want to share more about youth programs from around the world. Cheer on your favorite team (Teens or Museum Professionals) and learn new things that may help your science center youth program grow!
Want to learn more about our ambassadors program? Check out the WBT final report here: www.worldbiotechtour.org/final-report

Does your teen program really support the teens that participate in it? Find out what teens really want in youth programs in a friendly competition between local teens and museum professionals in a Family Feud-like game in the Exhibit Hall. What’s in, what’s out, what’s hot, what’s not? Find...

The biotech fun doesn't stop after the WBT! Museos Científicos Coruñeses in A Coruna, Spain continues to use the LIAB ki...
09/18/2018

The biotech fun doesn't stop after the WBT! Museos Científicos Coruñeses in A Coruna, Spain continues to use the LIAB kits at public events. Want to learn more about how museums use the Take a Cellfie! and Pipette by Numbers activities? Read the World Biotech Tour report at www.worldbiotechtour.org/final-report 🔬🎉🇪🇸️

💥 La Domus participó el pasado fin de semana en Open Science Cambre #OSCambre2018.

Un exitazo de feria de la ciencia en la que llevamos a cabo actividades de biotecnología de la World Biotech Tour #WBT2017, moderamos cafés científicos y también hicimos de jurado de los geniales trabajos escolares.

Muchas gracias a todos por venir!! Y a los organizadores por un día espectacular 👏👏👏👏👏

Aquí tenéis más información de este evento ⬇️http://www.citizenscienceclub.com/opensciencecambre/

🎉IT'S HERE!🎉 The World Biotech Tour's final report on the key findings from the three-year project is available for view...
09/12/2018

🎉IT'S HERE!🎉 The World Biotech Tour's final report on the key findings from the three-year project is available for view and download on the WBT's website - www.worldbiotechtour.org/final-report. The report is an effort to discuss the main successes and challenges, highlight lessons learned, and suggest recommendations to assist science museum and informal science education professionals in developing similar future programs or improving current programs. It was important for ASTC to take the opportunity with such a multi-faceted project to collect data that would be useful for the science center and museum field. May this report serve as a tool for science centers, museums, evaluators, and other science advocates in creating successful international programs that continue to connect people around the world through the wonder and awe of science.
Thank you to the Biogen Foundation for supporting public understanding of biotechnology 🔬 and to the amazing Association of Science-Technology Centers science centers around the 🌏 that took on this project and made it more than what we could have ever expected! Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva 日本科学未来館 Technopolis NSM ThailandScitech Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci Centre des sciences de Montréal - Montreal Science Centre Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Sci-Enza, University of Pretoria Cape Town Science Centre Museu da Vida Heureka Centrum Nauki Kopernik Museos Científicos Coruñeses

We're still here! It has been a little quiet here because we have been working with an international team of evaluators ...
07/16/2018
FINAL REPORT - World Biotech Tour

We're still here! It has been a little quiet here because we have been working with an international team of evaluators on writing the FINAL report for the World Biotech Tour. The report will include the successes, challenges, and lessons learned over the three-year project. We collected valuable data from our 12 WBT sites and we're excited to share with you all! While the final report will not be done until August 2018, you can read a little on how the local and meta evaluations were done and some highlights from the report results on our website, http://www.worldbiotechtour.org/final-report 🤔👩‍💼✍️📖⏳

Evaluation of WBT was conducted by a local evaluation team that was proposed by the selected science centers/museums (Hosts) and hired by ASTC to report on program progress and visitor reactions to WBT events. ASTC provided overall guidance about the evaluation, then each potential evaluator submitt...

What a fun (and FAST!) experience talking about the Association of Science-Technology Centers  World Biotech Tour in a P...
06/08/2018

What a fun (and FAST!) experience talking about the Association of Science-Technology Centers World Biotech Tour in a Pecha Kucha session at #Ecsite2018 #Room3 😅 Great job to all the speakers from international programs in the Europe and Asia Pacific regions!

We are at #Ecsite2018 to share about the World Biotech Tour with our international colleagues! #Room3 #Ecsite
06/07/2018

We are at #Ecsite2018 to share about the World Biotech Tour with our international colleagues! #Room3 #Ecsite

04/09/2018
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The WBT activity Pipette-by-Numbers was featured at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this past weekend! Find free resources for the activity on the WBT website, http://www.worldbiotechtour.org/activities, and get pipetting 🔬😉👨‍🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🎨👩‍🎨

Perfecting the paint-by-numbers picture with pipettes in Booth 6139 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. #SciFest #STEM #STEAM

We can't wait to share the results of the WBT at Association of Science-Technology Centers's #ASTC2018 conference! The p...
03/09/2018

We can't wait to share the results of the WBT at Association of Science-Technology Centers's #ASTC2018 conference! The project was a success because of the collaborative relationships we had with the science centers and the Biogen Foundation

Thank you @informallearningexperiences for featuring an article about the World Biotech Tour! Get your issue and read ab...
02/27/2018

Thank you @informallearningexperiences for featuring an article about the World Biotech Tour! Get your issue and read about how Association of Science-Technology Centers and the Biogen Foundation celebrated biotech around the world through science centers and local youths 🌏🎉🔬📰

The January/February issue of the Informal Learning Review is out!

Articles inside include: "Creating Memorable Museum Experiences" by Lauren Hunley, Kristin Martin, and Melissa Mair; "See the World Through the World Biotech Tour, No Passport Needed" by Carlin Hsueh and Walter Staveloz; "Our Time to Lead: Engaging Youth on Climate Change" by Jen Kretser; and "Integrating Art, Science, Campus and Community Engagement: The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ballengée Project" by Katie Christensen, Bethann Garramon Merkle, and Brenna Marsicek.

More amazing #WomeninScience who helped the WBT become a global success! These science center professionals and mentors ...
02/11/2018

More amazing #WomeninScience who helped the WBT become a global success! These science center professionals and mentors from Scitech , Technopolis , Sci-Enza, University of Pretoria , NSM Thailand , and Apprentis en biosciences inspired the public and ambassadors to #ChooseScience!

The #WBT2017 young #WomeninScience  are amazing ambassadors for biotech! The students from Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in ...
02/11/2018

The #WBT2017 young #WomeninScience are amazing ambassadors for biotech! The students from Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in South Africa, Museu da Vida in Brazil, Centrum Nauki Kopernik in Poland, Heureka in Finland, and Museos Científicos Coruñeses in Spain #ChooseScience and designed activities that made biotech topics accessible to communities around the world http://ow.ly/qfd530ikf14

The WBT is grateful for the support from Biogen  #WomeninScience! Biogen affiliates from around the world volunteered at...
02/11/2018

The WBT is grateful for the support from Biogen #WomeninScience! Biogen affiliates from around the world volunteered at WBT events and inspired ambassadors and the public to #ChooseScience http://ow.ly/UlpC30ikeyl

Our #WBT2016 young #WomeninScience ambassadors also #ChooseScience! The students from Scitech in Australia, Centre des s...
02/10/2018

Our #WBT2016 young #WomeninScience ambassadors also #ChooseScience! The students from Scitech in Australia, Centre des sciences de Montréal - Montreal Science Centre in Canada, NSM Thailand in Thailand, and Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Italy worked alongside mentors in biotech research and experts in science communication. http://ow.ly/L0Xw30ijPUH

There are amazing #WomeninScience who help the WBT come to life at our international science centers. These women from M...
02/10/2018

There are amazing #WomeninScience who help the WBT come to life at our international science centers. These women from Museu da Vida , 日本科学未来館 (Miraikan), Scitech , and Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci , and Percebe #ChooseScience in many ways, such as evaluating science programs, training youths in science communication, and sharing their research with students. They #ChooseScienceCenters to make science accessible to all! http://ow.ly/jIsT30ijPBf

The #WBT2015 female ambassadors #ChooseScience! The young ladies from 日本科学未来館 (Miraikan) in Japan, Pavilhão do Conhecime...
02/10/2018

The #WBT2015 female ambassadors #ChooseScience! The young ladies from 日本科学未来館 (Miraikan) in Japan, Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva in Portugal, and Technopolis in Belgium researched and presented biotech topics to diverse audiences. Congratulations in becoming #WomeninScience! http://ow.ly/918P30ijPvK

It takes a whole team of people to make the WBT happen! The women at Association of Science-Technology Centers  #ChooseS...
02/09/2018

It takes a whole team of people to make the WBT happen! The women at Association of Science-Technology Centers #ChooseScience & #ChooseScienceCenters to make quality science programming accessible to all people. We come from different kinds of science backgrounds, from studies in environmental science & policy, archaeology, nanotechnology, and lifelong learners and lovers of nature (and digging in the dirt). This array of science perspectives helped make the WBT accessible and enjoyable to people and cultures around the world. Hurray for #womeninscience! http://ow.ly/bxFI30ii8iF

Share Your Women and Girls in Science Stories! From now until Feb 11, share a picture of girls, young women, and women e...
02/05/2018
2015 - World Biotech Tour

Share Your Women and Girls in Science Stories!
From now until Feb 11, share a picture of girls, young women, and women each day that #choosescience. The WBT is proud of all its women and girls that help plan WBT events and participate in the ambassadors program. We will be highlighting a few of them throughout the week and on the 11th. You can read about the ambassadors in the link below.
Science centers and museums are powerful advocates for girls and women in #STEM—use #ChooseScienceCenters on social media to emphasize your support for this effort! Learn more about what you can do on Feb 11th here: http://www.astc.org/member-news/international-day-woman-girls-science/

What an exciting time to be a girl and woman in science! Join Association of Science-Technology Centers as we celebrate ...
02/01/2018
Make a Splash on the February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science - Association of Science - Technology Centers

What an exciting time to be a girl and woman in science! Join Association of Science-Technology Centers as we celebrate the United Nation's International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, 2018. Learn more about #ChooseScience and #ChooseScienceCenters in the blog post http://www.astc.org/member-news/international-day-woman-girls-science/ and follow us on that day as we highlight the amazing girls and women who are a part of the World Biotech Tour!

The annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science will take place on Sunday, February 11, and you can join in by spotlighting the role your organization plays in advancing gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). You can try any or all of these: Join the #ChooseSc...

When you beat the virus and become a #WBT2017 Virus Slayer you take a #MuseumSelfie! Thank you Museu da Vida for the pho...
01/16/2018

When you beat the virus and become a #WBT2017 Virus Slayer you take a #MuseumSelfie! Thank you Museu da Vida for the photo op in Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷️🔬🤳📸

January 17 is #MuseumSelfie Day 2018, a great time to visit your local science center/museum and pose for a personal portrait with your favorite exhibit. Tag Association of Science-Technology Centers and we'll share too! #MuseumSelfieDay #MuseumSelfieDay2018 #MuseumSelfieScienceCenters Pictured: Diego Vaz Bavilaqua, former director of the Museu da Vida in Rio de Janeiro, and Carlin Hsueh, ASTC's World Biotech Tour project manager, "fighting" a virus at a #WBT festival http://www.astc.org/astc-news/biotechnology-brazil/

Happy 2018! We start the new year with a reflection from the end of 2017. Read Association of Science-Technology Centers...
01/05/2018
Three Years in the Making, the World Biotech Tour Ambassador Delegation Meets in Japan - Association of Science - Technology Centers

Happy 2018! We start the new year with a reflection from the end of 2017. Read Association of Science-Technology Centers's blog post summarizing the ambassadors' trip to #SCWS2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The future looks promising with all of our amazing World Biotech Tour ambassadors! #biotech #youthempowerment #STEM #Sciencecommunication 🔬🎉🌏

“I’ve just go to the airport, and am looking forward to seeing all of you =)=)” “On my way to Tokyo! See you soon!!” “[I’m bringing] Portuguese treats for you guys” As more of these messages and photos from the World Biotech Tour (WBT) ambassadors began to populate the group’s What...

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! Here's to more biotech in 2018 😉
12/20/2017

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! Here's to more biotech in 2018 😉

12/15/2017
Special Session_16th Nov [SCWS2017]

As we close out the #WBT2017 year, here is another highlight from the #SCWS2017 that we're proud of! Watch Shiya from Scitech, Mao from 日本科学未来館, and Mild from NSM Thailand talk on stage about their experience in the WBT in the ASPAC region (starting at 44:13). Youth empowerment! 📣😄🔬🎉🌏

Session Title: Our Next Vision -- Insight for Economic Growth and Sustainability Moderator: Graham Durant, Director, Questacon, Australia Speakers: (1) Chi-m...

The #WBT2017 ambassadors from Museu da Vida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil gave their final presentations at the museum. We a...
12/11/2017

The #WBT2017 ambassadors from Museu da Vida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil gave their final presentations at the museum. We are so proud of all the work they did this year on their biotech topics and are impressed by how much they have grown as science communicators. You can learn more about their topics on our website, http://www.worldbiotechtour.org/ambassadors/ambassadors-2017. Thank you to the mentors for helping the teens become leaders in their community 🤗🎉🔬🇧🇷️

Ontem, a cebola estava forte e nos fez derramar algumas lágrimas! Junto com as lágrimas também vieram muitas gargalhadas! :)

Tivemos o encerramento do projeto Tour Mundial de Biotecnologia, o #WBT2017, aqui no Museu! Nossos embaixadores arrasaram ao apresentar as pesquisas e projetos que realizaram ao longo deste ano. É muito bom aprender com esta juventude e saber que contribuímos um pouquinho para o presente e futuro deles. Galera, vocês foram e são demais! Obrigada por este ano cheio de aprendizado!

The future leaders! #WBT2017  ambassadors got to visit the Biogen Science Japan office and were inspired to find somethi...
11/17/2017

The future leaders! #WBT2017 ambassadors got to visit the Biogen Science Japan office and were inspired to find something new, never give up, always ask questions , and to follow their hearts!

Day 3, the #WBT2017 ambassadors take a cultural tour of Tokyo,  starting with a Taiko drumming class.  The best way to w...
11/17/2017

Day 3, the #WBT2017 ambassadors take a cultural tour of Tokyo, starting with a Taiko drumming class. The best way to wake up! 🥁🏮🎉

After another long and amazing day at #SCWS2017,  the #WBT2017  ambassadors experienced delicious Asian cuisine in a Jap...
11/16/2017

After another long and amazing day at #SCWS2017, the #WBT2017 ambassadors experienced delicious Asian cuisine in a Japanese garden and watched a special Kabuki performance with one of the oldest kabuki families in Japan. Thank you Biogen Science and @ScienceCenters for this wonderful opportunity!

Thank you to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for the special tour for the #W...
11/16/2017

Thank you to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for the special tour for the #WBT2017 #SCWS2017 ambassadors! We ❤ robots 🤖

Our #WBT2017 ambassadors from the Asia Pacific region speak about the importance of global youth programs at the special...
11/16/2017

Our #WBT2017 ambassadors from the Asia Pacific region speak about the importance of global youth programs at the special ASPAC session at #SCWS2017 They did an amazing job!! #sciencecomm #youthempowerment

Day 2 of #SCWS2017,  the #WBT2017 ambassadors are ready for another busy and exciting day!
11/16/2017

Day 2 of #SCWS2017, the #WBT2017 ambassadors are ready for another busy and exciting day!

The #WBT2017 and WINS held a youth workshop at the #SCWS2017.  The teens shared how science centers succeed in engaging ...
11/15/2017

The #WBT2017 and WINS held a youth workshop at the #SCWS2017. The teens shared how science centers succeed in engaging youths in STEM with unique experiences and resources. They also discussed what science centers can do better in engaging and empowering more youths. The young people have found their voice and science centers are listening!

The #WBT2017 ambassadors were featured on the big screen at the #SCWS2017 opening ceremony! 🎉🎉🎉
11/15/2017

The #WBT2017 ambassadors were featured on the big screen at the #SCWS2017 opening ceremony! 🎉🎉🎉

We're getting excited for the opening ceremony of the SCWS 2017! The start to a busy day of presentations,  demos,  tour...
11/14/2017

We're getting excited for the opening ceremony of the SCWS 2017! The start to a busy day of presentations, demos, tours, and meeting international peers 😅

3 years in the making! The 12 ambassadors come from science centers that participated in the WBT from 2015-2017. Associa...
11/14/2017

3 years in the making! The 12 ambassadors come from science centers that participated in the WBT from 2015-2017. Association of Science-Technology Centers and Biogen Science are proud to bring these ambassadors to the #SCWS2017 in Tokyo, Japan to share with leaders in the field on how science centers can better engage and empower youth. 日本科学未来館 Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva Technopolis NSM Thailand Scitech Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci Centre des sciences de Montréal - Montreal Science Centre Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Museu da Vida Heureka Centrum Nauki Kopernik Museos Científicos Coruñeses

The ambassadors are arriving in Tokyo! We will be starting the #WBT2017 ambassador program at the #SCWS2017 today
11/14/2017

The ambassadors are arriving in Tokyo! We will be starting the #WBT2017 ambassador program at the #SCWS2017 today

Time to jet! The #WBT2017 flies to Tokyo, Japan for the #SCWS2017! We're bringing a selected ambassador from each of the...
11/08/2017

Time to jet! The #WBT2017 flies to Tokyo, Japan for the #SCWS2017! We're bringing a selected ambassador from each of the 12 science centers to the world summit to share out what they have learned being in the WBT ambassador program and discuss how science centers can empower youths around the world. Check back for photos from the event and visit the website to learn more about the 12 science centers and the ambassadors. http://www.worldbiotechtour.org

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The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative that brings biotechnology to life at select science centers and museums. The program, supported by ASTC (www.ASTC.org) and the Biogen Foundation, visited science centers and communities in Belgium, Japan, Portugal, Canada, Australia, Italy, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, Poland, Finland, and Spain from 2015-2017. The WBT aims to increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology among youth and the general public through large and small-scale public science events, dialogue, and hands-on learning opportunities. A Youth Ambassador program is initiated at each of the participating science centers and enlists secondary school students (13-19 years old) in an immersive biotech research topic and communications training program. For more information about the project, including photos and videos from WBT events around the world, and free resources visit www.WorldBiotechTour.org.

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