Challenge your students to think in wild new ways with biomimicry!
Each year, hundreds of middle and high school students discover how animal and plant “superpowers” can give them clues for how to design a more sustainable world. Their teachers challenge them to use biomimicry, a rapidly growing new discipline that looks to nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies for inspiration to solve human problems. Biomimicry offers a wonderful framework for interdisciplinary science and environmental education and empowers the next generation of problem-solvers to think differently about nature, engineering, and the future.
This workshop will demonstrate how you can use biomimicry design challenges to engage your students in core content standards while enhancing 21st century skills. This training is offered as part of the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge (YDC), a free education program and design competition from the Biomimicry Institute that introduces middle and high school students to biomimicry and provides professional development support to teachers. Thanks to a partnership between the Biomimicry Institute, EcoRise, and BiomimicryTX we are able to support teachers from the Austin area as they implement the program in their classroom or co-curricular program.