The Biomimicry Institute, Bioneers and Ten Strands are excited to offer the following professional development training to educators interested in the intersection of environmental education and sustainable design. Biomimicry, the process of looking to nature for design inspiration, offers an effective, engaging, and inspiring framework for STEAM education while empowering the next generation of problem-solvers to think differently about nature, engineering, and a sustainable future.
This workshop for middle and high school teachers (6th–12th grade) 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. The Youth Design Challenge introduces teens to biomimicry and invites them to invent bio-inspired solutions to challenges related to climate change.