The Biomimicry Institute is the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to innovation inspired by nature. Biomimicry offers an exciting project-based approach that helps teachers blend STEM and environmental education in creative, hands-on lessons students love. The Biomimicry Institute helps educators and organizations bring biomimicry into their teaching by providing curriculum and training, networking opportunities, and content development support. Learn more about our services and visit the online library, AskNature, for the resources and information you need to bring biomimicry into your teaching practice.
What We Offer
Materials and Resources
The Biomimicry Institute hosts AskNature, the world’s most comprehensive catalog of biomimicry education resources, biomimetic design solutions, and inspiring natural phenomena. Get started finding resources for your students at www.asknature.org/resources.
Our annual design competitions provide a platform for learning and practicing biomimicry, while using it as a lens to help create nature-inspired solutions to climate change. Learn about our current challenges for students and professionals at www.challenge.biomimicry.org.
Biomimicry Education Network
Join the Network to connect with other biomimicry educators around the world.
Build your team or district’s knowledge with professional development workshops customized for your organization. Our approach focuses on engaging educators directly in a design experience and providing unique opportunities to reconnect with nature. On-site workshops can vary from one-half to multiple days depending on your needs. Contact us to learn more: email@example.com.
Content Development Services
Our biomimicry subject matter experts are available to collaborate with your team to develop original content for biomimicry curricula, educational programs, museum exhibits, and more. Contact us to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scheduled PD Offerings
December 8, 2019
Library of the Canyons, Anaheim, California
The Biomimicry Institute, Bioneers, and Ten Strands are excited to offer this professional development training to educators interested in the intersection of environmental education and sustainable design. This workshop for middle and high school teachers (grades 6 – 12) will demonstrate how educators can use biomimicry as a framework to engage students in standards-aligned STEAM content while enhancing 21st century skills. The training is offered as part of the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge, a free project-based learning program and design competition hosted annually by the Biomimicry Institute.