Animal Crossing Genetics with ChiTownBio

July 8, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Virtual - Tune into ChiTownBio's YouTube Channel or Via Animal Crossing


Join ChiTownBio on YouTube and within the world of Animal Crossing as Jordan Harrison (ChiTownBio co-founder) shows off some tips and tricks about flower breeding in the game and provides some scientific context about genes, Gregor Mendel, model organisms, and the coveted blue rose.

Do you love Animal Crossing? Do you love science? Then we have the event for you!  We’ll also take a tour of the island museum and highlight some specimens relevant to genomics and synthetic biology!

Event Details

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM CDT

This is a partner event. For information see ChiTownBio’s event post here.


You don’t have to play Animal Crossing to enjoy this event and can join in on YouTube, but if you do play the game you can visit Jordan’s island with a Dodo Code provided on the day of the event. If you visit, please bring a watering can or two to help water the roses, and please, please, please, do not run in the flowers. (It tramples them and makes it very hard to keep track of the colors.)