Students from across Perth were invited to participate in the World Biotech Tour through a special schools program running from 15-19 August.
The program introduced primary and secondary school students to biotechnology through engaging activities including pipetting techniques, DNA extraction, cheek cell biopsies and a biotech scavenger hunt.
Biohacker and National Science Week guest speaker Ellen Jorgensen spoke to the students about her diverse career, and encouraged learning and curiosity through Q&A sessions.
Local organisations and researchers exhibited current projects, highlighting career opportunities in biotechnology and focusing on how this field is contributing to the future of Western Australia.
Teacher feedback was overwhelming positive with many citing the multitude of engaging hands-on activities one of the most enjoyable aspects of their visit.
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Scitech has been selected to participate in the international World Biotech Tour (WBT), an initiative of the Association of Science-Technology Centres (ASTC) and supported by the Biogen Foundation.
The World Biotech Tour is a three-year program where twelve international science centres and museums are selected to showcase biotechnology in everyday life and career pathways. Multiple activities and events celebrate Biotech’s contribution to the fields of health, medicine, agriculture and energy.