Our mission is to establish nature and natural systems as an important resource for education and innovation in New England.

Biomimicry New England was founded in 2014 by Peter Lawrence, Anamarija Frankic and Tim McGee, who are each biomimicry experts with diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to establish nature and natural systems as an important resource for education and innovation in New England. Programs include biomimicry training for K-12 teachers, developing biomimicry courses for university students, 1-4 day workshops, biomimicry exhibitions and lectures & discussions for the general public. To achieve this, BNE works in collaboration with organizations throughout New England including: The New England Aquarium, Bridgewater State University, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Olin College, Peabody Essex Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Science and others. BNE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston. 


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Your donation allows us to connect people and create partnerships around the world. We run conservation projects with our partners, seeking the most constructive solutions.

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Attending a Biomimicry New England event is the best way to explore the biomimicry opportunities around you. We offer innovative lectures, courses, and workshops.



Nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are all consummate engineers.”
— Janine Benyus, Author, Biomimicry & Co-founder Biomimicry 3.8

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