Biomimicry Institute

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


Design Challenges

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


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:


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:


Scheduled PD Offerings

Veracruz Biomimicry & Design Expedition
July 12 – July 21, 2018

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Veracruz State while learning about biomimicry—the practice of developing sustainable technologies inspired by ideas from nature—with peers from all over the world.

This event is designed for teachers, faculty, students, and professionals seeking an intensive, interdisciplinary, and experiential introduction to biomimicry in a vibrant natural setting. The ten-day expeditionary workshop will open your eyes, your brain, and your heart to new ways of engaging in the world around you. Along with international colleagues from a variety of disciplines, you will explore ten different ecosystems in Mexico’s beautiful Veracruz State as you learn to see nature differently and work your way through the biomimicry methodology to solve a design challenge.

The cost of the workshop is $1,950 and includes all meals and accommodations for the seven-day journey and stay in Veracruz. Tuition does not include travel costs to and from Mexico City or food and lodging costs while in the City.

Teacher CEUs:
Up to 6 CEUs will be available for educators who complete all sections of the course. CEUs are offered through San José State University at $60 per CEU.

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