Educational Resources

Discover thousands of resources—including biological strategies, innovations inspired by nature, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities for groups, and more—available to folks who want to learn, teach, and practice.

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The Biomimicry Toolbox

The toolbox provides an orientation to biomimicry and introduces a set of tools and core concepts that can help problem-solvers from any discipline begin to incorporate insights from nature into their solutions.

Get started with this free resource here.

The Biomimicry Theater

Dive deeper into biomimicry and immerse yourself in our video library. From Fireside Chats to Ray of Hope Prize videos, Learning Biomimicry and the RE:TV series, our Biomimicry Theater is filled with resources to guide your path.

Enter the Biomimicry Theater here.

30 Days of Reconnection

In the spirit of reconnecting with the natural world around us, our team has put together a 30 day course of our favorite biomimicry activities to share with our wonderful community. Through these activities, we hope to give you a greater sense of our Biomimicry Ethos and to learn how to tap into nature’s wisdom.

Get started with day 1 here.

A 101 Guide for Your Community

The best way to make global change happen is to start with a local approach. This introductory guide will help you bring biomimicry into your community so you can feel empowered to spread hope and action through nature-inspired thinking and practice.

Download the guide here.

‘Learn Biomimicry’ Course

Learn Biomimicry’ is an online course offering created by BiomimicrySA (South Africa) in partnership with the Biomimicry Institute. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, tools, and terminology of biomimicry, and learn the steps of how to put biomimicry into practice.

To register, visit

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

First published in 1997, this profound book by Biomimicry Institute founder Janine Benyus details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. Janine takes readers into the lab and in the field with maverick thinkers. Learn more about the book and purchase it here.

Biomimicry Academy

Biomimicry Academy is an online training that turns innovative minds into skilled change-makers through a combination of human-centered and life-centered design, biomimicry and nature-based solutions, circular economy, systems thinking, research capacities, and business modeling.
Learn more and register here.

Mimic Makers

Meet ten mimic makers in this children’s picture book who are learning from the living world. They wonder, ask questions, and gather great ideas from nature. Then they copy these ideas to invent amazing new technology to help people everywhere. A portion of profits will be donated to the Youth Design Challenge. Order here.

Biomimicry and Science High School Curriculum

This science curriculum reinforces core concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics, and includes a biomimicry design challenge. Co-authored by the Biomimicry Institute and EcoRise, students are introduced to eco-literacy and design innovation concepts through project-based learning and emphasizes real-world application. Sign up here.

Biomimicry and Business

This comprehensive book by author Margo Farnsworth details how the five companies discovered the practices, introduced them to staff, engaged in the process, and measured outcomes. Purchase the book here and use discount code FLY21. The author has generously offered HALF of the proceeds to the Biomimicry Institute. Your support for learning matters!

Biomimicry Basics
Online Course

Instructor Denise DeLuca, PE, cofounder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, will show you a step-by-step method for turning nature’s strategies into innovative solutions for human problems. You’ll not only learn the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of biomimicry, you’ll learn how to apply biomimicry to solve technical and non-technical problems. Enroll here via BCI.

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