25 students have been selected from throughout New Zealand who all scored highly in the tutorial programme. The camp is hosted by the University of Otago and students will sit a three-hour practical exam assessing the skills taught at the camp and a three-hour theory exam that covers all the material in the IBO syllabus.
Students are then assessed on a number of factors including work ethic, active participation in all aspects of the camp, and ability to work as part of a supportive team.
These attributes are important as team members act as ambassadors for New Zealand. On the basis of their performance in the assessments and their personal attributes, a team of four students will be selected to represent New Zealand in July at the 2021 International Biology Olympiad which will be run by Portugal in a virtual format.