Welcome to The Amazing Bio Hunt 2021!

This Amino Labs month long event for Cambridge Science Festival will be underway April 1st 2021, and run all month.
Join us for an amazing adventure in the world of biotechnology in a month-long virtual hunt to learn, experiment and discover the many sides of biotech! From creative bio-artists to cancer research scientists, deep sea divers hunting for microbes to flavour and scent engineers, new material creators to climate change activists... biotechnology is more than just scientists creating engineered crops. In this month long virtual hunt, daily clues and tasks will lead you to fun discoveries and meetings, and make you eligible to win many, many biotechnology education prizes!
 

How it works:

  • Each weekday, the Amazing Bio hunt will have a different clue that aligns with the Cambridge Science Festival's 30 days of Science themes. Throughout your journey you will discover all facets of biotechnology! 
  • Your daily clues, which can be done on the day of, or saved up for later, will guide you to an answer, and this answer will unlock a piece of your ticket to the Grand Finally! 
  • To validate your answer and collect the ticket pieces, use your answer as an url on our site. For example if the answer was BLUE, you would go to amino.bio/BLUE to collect that day's ticket piece. (If you get a 404... that means you better go back to the clue and read carefully and keep searching for the right answer.)
  • The daily clues will be shared on our social media and on a weekly clue worksheet you can use to keep track of your ticket pieces. Find the worksheet below or sign up to have it emailed!

 

Who is eligible:

Anyone can participate! Because of the virtual nature of this event, you do not need to be in Cambridge, MA to participate. Families, adults, kids, teens, classes and entire schools are welcome to play in teams or individually. 

To be eligible to win prizes which will need to be delivered to your location, you will need your guardian's permission if you are under 18 and many need adult supervision if your prize is a science experiment. You will be able to provide your permission when you find the last piece of the ticket and submit your information for the prizes draw.  

 

The prizes:

  • (1x) Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Home Pack Ch 1-4, with the guide book, DNA Playground home, and a Keep-it kit!
  • (3x) Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero books
  • (3x) DNA Extraction kits
  • Stickers & more
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    Participate & stay involved: 

    Sign up for our Amazing Bio Hunt Newsletter to get the weekly worksheet with the clues for that week. Follow on social media for daily clues.. and maybe some extra hints! 😉

    Sign up

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    Twitter → https://twitter.com/Aminobiolab

    TikTok → https://tiktok.com/@aminobiolab

    #AmazingBioHunt2021

    The weekly worksheets:

    Week 1 Clue Worksheet
    Week 2 Clue Worksheet
    Week 3 Clue Worksheet

     

    Already biotechnology affects more than a billion people every year and is a core part of our society. Yet, only a small fraction of the population understands it and can use it to help solve the world's biggest problems; from fuel to food to medicine. This hunt and its fun prizes will help you find your way into this world, safely, easily and with no prior knowledge necessary. 

     

    This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival and the 30 days of science

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