Join other informal education professionals to explore biomimicry, the process of emulating nature’s strategies. For 3.8 billion years plants, animals, and microbes have been adapting to complex problems through evolution. Using an approach to innovation that seeks inspiration from nature, biomimicry often looks to the ocean and marine organisms. You are invited to join in exploring this fascinating topic and its potential to engage a wide range of audiences through informal education.
This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how biomimicry can address some of the top environmental issues and how we can inspire a new group of innovators to look to nature to create sustainable solutions. Designed for and by informal educators, the workshop will include an introduction to biomimicry and specific ways to introduce biomimicry. This workshop is offered by the New England Aquarium and Biomimicry New England.
Speakers include: Peter Lawrence, President & Co-founder, Biomimicry New England; Kate Anderson, Education Director, Beyond Benign; Melita Morales, EPSCoR/STEAM Communication & Engagement Coordinator, Rhode Island School of Design; Mike Smith, Program Director, New England Science & Sailing; Rebekah Stendahl, Program Manager, New England Aquarium.