With our changing world requiring ever-developing solutions to keep up, scientists are continually looking for sustainable technologies to meet our needs, and the needs of the world around us.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Training for Educators
25 – 31 August 2012
After 3.8 million years of evolution, nature has learned what works, what is appropriate, and what lasts here on earth.
Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a term coined by Janine Benyus in her seminal book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (1997). The book inspired a fast growing and compelling science that studies and emulates brilliant designs and strategies from the 3.8 billion year history of the natural world to create more sustainable technologies.
In partnership with the Findhorn Foundation, the College is offering a unique training in the cross-disciplinary science of biomimicry, facilitated by Megan Schuknecht and Sam Stier of The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, the global leader in biomimicry innovation.
This practical and interactive training offers a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of biomimicry and it's practical application as a tool for design and sustainability. Communication strategies and core skills for collaboration are also covered as well as detailed examples of the latest biomimetic case studies.
The 7-day course is designed for teachers or lecturers who are interested in integrating biomimicry teaching into new or existing courses, programmes, displays or exhibits.
Find new inspiration for bringing nature’s ideas into the learning environment and a variety of methods, resources and contacts for ongoing exploration.
To view a short video of this nature-based science, please click here.
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