Biomimicry Immersion Workshop

PK-12 educators: Over four days, learn the fundamentals of biomimicry and how to use it to support curriculum. Discover how to develop lessons that bridge STEM disciplines, humanities and the arts. Empower learners to innovate for a healthier future, and get students outside doing meaningful work. Strengthen your use of problem-based learning, backwards curriculum design, culturally-responsive teaching, and gamified and hands-on activities.

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Foundations of Biomimicry Workshop

What can we learn from a wood frog or a wetland? What happens when we begin to see nature as a teacher and a source of innovative solutions to the design challenges we face? This three-hour workshop offers an introduction to the emerging field of biomimicry. Participants will be introduced to tools and resources and will experience sample lessons that inspire creativity in students as they look at nature through the eyes of architects, engineers and designers.

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Foundations of Biomimicry Workshop: Customized

Interested in our Foundations of Biomimicry workshop, but want something even more closely tailored to meet your curriculum or program goals? We will customize a session that deepens your understanding and skills in the areas that you need most.

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Introduction to Biomimicry for Students

This 50-minute interactive presentation ignites students’ interest in biomimicry and design. Students learn about amazing innovations that have resulted from biomimicry and practice the core skills of a biomimic -- identifying function and translating biological strategies into engineering or design principles. This presentation is suitable for grades 4 through adult, and for audiences of up to 60 people.

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Introduction to Biomimicry for Students with Design Challenge

Start with our interactive biomimicry presentation, and then have your students put their new-found knowledge and skills to work by tackling a mini design challenge. Choose from one of two challenge options: Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning or Managing Stormwater in Urban Environments. The challenge concludes with students sharing their design concepts and drawings with the group.

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