In 2019, a team of high school students from Larkspur, California wanted to create a more efficient underwater energy generator to take on one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses: electricity production. Inspired by the winged seeds of the Javan cucumber (alsomitra macrocarpa), they devised a passive control system for tidal kites, which “float / fly” in ocean currents to generate energy.
Are you a youth educator using biomimicry in your programs? If so, a group of biomimicry educators working in partnership with the Biomimicry Institute is interested in hearing about your experience through the Biomimicry Educators Experience Survey.
Can human designs give more to the planet than they take? We need a new generation of innovators, who know how to create man-made materials, products, and systems that are regenerative, circular, and generous to all species.
This year, middle and high school students from across the U.S. took part in the first-ever Youth Design Challenge, learning how to use biomimicry to create solutions to climate change.
Finding clever, hands-on lessons and activities in today’s STEM classrooms can be challenging for any topic, particularly sustainability. That’s why biomimicry can make all the difference in the world.
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