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Biomimicry & Boston Harbor Walking Tour

  • New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110 (map)

On this two-hour walking tour, learn how biomimicry can help address local climate change effects in Boston Harbor, including sea level rise, storm surges, and flooding. Anamarija (co-founder Biomimicry New England) and her students will share examples from the Green Harbors Project and Biomimicry LivingLabs: a classroom that empowers students to participate in the development and demonstration of solutions for local issues in harbors.

The tour will pause at several possible locations for future biomimicry LivingLabs as we explore the intersection of the Charles and Mystic Rivers. You will learn about the harbor's improved health as we pass by Deer Island, the second largest waste water treatment plant in the world. The tour will end at Savin Hill Cove, the site of the first Biomimicry LivingLabs and is funded by the Schmidt Family Foundation.

What do you think nature would do to improve conditions in urban harbors?

Earlier Event: September 29
Biology of Culture: Bridging Art and Science
Later Event: November 5
How Nature Can Save Us