18-25 years
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We developed this activity as a club that meets numerous times over a series of weeks or months, but bioshades can be held as a shorter workshop


The ¨Bacterial Dyes¨ workshop is a demonstration and hands-on activity to create awareness on the origin of colors, and how natural dyes were replaced with chemical dyes in the past century. In this case we can explore the possibilities of microorganisms producing pigments, through a focused hands-on activity on some of the stages of the entire process. 

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