Education is the root of change–and at the heart of everything we do.

Whether you are a learner, a teacher, or an organization, we offer many opportunities to learn and grow with biomimicry.

Resources for Educators

We can help you share biomimicry with the next generation of change-makers.

Biomimicry is revolutionizing education—offering teachers a way to inspire students of all ages by blending biology, STEM, creative problem solving, design, and systems thinking. Explore how we can help you share biomimicry with the next generation of change-makers.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

The Challenge offers university educators an exciting, project-based platform for teaching design thinking and life sciences. Free curriculum and resources are available.

Youth Design Challenge

Teach STEM concepts in a whole new way with our project-based Youth Challenge for middle school and high school students. Free curriculum and resources are available.

Biomimicry & Science HS Curriculum

This standards-aligned curriculum for high school reinforces core content in biology, physics, and chemistry through the lens of biomimicry and includes a capstone biomimicry design challenge.

Sharing Biomimicry with Young People

This publication helps K-12 educators establish a general foundation in biomimicry and provide ideas for introducing this new way of thinking and problem solving to their students.

Biomimicry Education Network (BEN)

The BEN helps educators share biomimicry with their students and facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices. Join the network on AskNature to access teaching resources and connect with other biomimicry educators around the world.

AskNature Resources Library

Visit AskNature to find hundreds more educational resources, videos, lesson plans, and activities that will help you teach and learn about biomimicry. Filter search results by grade and resource type.

Biomimicry Fellows Program

The Fellows program recognizes individual faculty members and administrators who are working actively to integrating biomimicry into their degree offerings and curricula.

Ask the Planet CD

The Biomimicry Institute’s award-winning album of children’s music, created to help connect children to nature and develop a sense of awe for the environment. Teaching guides are available for each song.

Offerings for Education Organizations

Instructional Design Services & Workshops

Engage our biomimicry subject matter experts and educators in your next project. We are available to collaborate with your team to develop content for biomimicry curricula, educational programs, museum exhibits, and more. We can also help you build internal capacity via professional development and train-the-trainer workshops customized for your organization.

Academic Partnerships

We partner in a variety of ways with academic institutions that are committed to integrating biomimicry into their education efforts. Our academic partners are developing new courses, making biomimicry an essential component of their degree or certificate programs, and join us in design challenges or similar semester- or year-long projects.

Learning Opportunities for Individuals

Biomimicry offers a transformative perspective on design and problem solving for students and professionals in any field. Learn more about this growing discipline and how you can apply nature’s lessons in your work.


Explore the world’s most comprehensive and accessible online catalog of curated biological strategies, bio-inspired ideas, and education resources created to help anyone learn, teach, and practice biomimicry.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Learn biomimicry by doing it when you and your team tackle a critical sustainability problem in the Global Challenge.

Biomimicry and Design Workshops in Veracruz

Offered annually with our Mexican university partners, this workshop provides an immersive experience in nature and biomimicry.

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.

Tree roots photograph by David Berry, CC-BY

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