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March 2020

Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry as a Framework for GreenSTEM Education

Portland , OR , United States

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Oregon Zoo! This hands-on workshop for 6-12th grade educators will focus on using biomimicry as a framework to teach standards-aligned content while empowering our next generation of problem-solvers to think differently about nature, engineering, and a sustainable future. The day will begin with an interactive introduction to the topic of biomimicry, including both indoor and outdoor activities. Participants will then experience the biomimicry design process first hand as they work in small groups on a design…

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Edible Education 101: Lessons from the Garden

Berkeley , CA , United States

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Edible Education 101, the class sessions, readings, and assignments aim to guide students to develop ​food-systems intelligence —​ a personal understanding of how the diverse facets of the food system relate and depend on one another, especially one’s own role as a participant in the food system and how individual and collective choices, actions, behaviors, policies, and public and private interests affect it. If you can’t make it in person, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

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“Biomimicry” Film Screening at One Earth Film Festival

River Grove , IL , United States

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Janine Benyus describes how biomimicry has been applied to create design solutions that capture carbon, conserve water, eschew toxic chemicals in favor of structural approaches, and rethink materials, among others. “When you’re asking how to be better adapted on this planet, there are no better models than the species that have preceded us for billions of years,” said Benyus in the film. “Biomimicry” is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio and his team. This film will screen with “Ay Mariposa.”

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Discover Nature’s Genius in Costa Rica

March 16 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

Experience biomimicry in one of the most popular workshop destinations as you explore rainforests and reefs of Costa Rica for a hands-on introduction to nature’s genius. This cutting-edge professional training is designed to inspire you to discover better ways to innovate via the methodology that change-makers around the world are using to create sustainable, disruptive innovations that help solve some of Earth’s most pressing challenges. This seven-day exploration with world-class instructors through these interlinking ecosystems provides a phenomenally diverse and…

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The Earth Day Film Festival Goes Online

March 23 - March 28

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic most screenings will be made available online, until March 28th. As the public health risk continues to escalate; all in person events are either canceled or postponed as we prioritize the health and safety of staff, attendees and visiting filmmakers.  

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