Share biomimicry with your community.

We have inspiring stories to share with your audience! Learn how you can bring biomimicry education to your next event by hosting one of our expert speakers.

It’s time to inspire…

Biomimicry is a design approach that is shaking up industry, education, and design as we know it. We want to help introduce your audience to the powerful potential of nature-inspired design. Our experts at the Biomimicry Institute are available to provide workshops, presentations, and keynote addresses on a variety of biomimicry topics.

In addition to the speakers on our team, we also have access to a broad network of educators and practitioners that we can recommend. With advanced notice, we’ll be better equipped to support you! 

We will speak to your audience about:

Biomimicry 101

Learn the fundamentals of biomimicry and how your organization can apply it to solve pervasive sustainability problems. We can speak the language of your audience – engineering, design, business, biology and more.

Biomimicry and STEM education

Biomimicry offers teachers a compelling way to inspire students of all ages by blending STEM, environmental literacy, and design. Learn from our speakers and workshop leaders how biomimicry is shaping education and how you can incorporate it into your school or program.

Biomimicry and the 3 Essential Elements

When translating nature’s strategies into design, the science of the practice involves three essential elements: Emulate, Ethos, and (Re)Connect. These three components are infused in every aspect of biomimicry and represent these core values at its essence. Hear about how these three elements bring depth to the discovery of life’s genius, patterns, and deep principles and simultaneously better inform our design thinking.


Asking nature can become a normal part of everyday inventing. Learn about the Rosetta Stone of “biological blueprints” and modern design of products, processes, and systems through an introduction to AskNature. We’ll introduce you to ways you can weave your own path through thousands of ideas from  living organisms and the human innovations they’ve inspired.


Sarah McInerney

Sarah McInerney

Ray of Hope Prize Program Manager

Sarah completed her PhD in integrated bioscience focusing on the potential of biomimicry to advance the narrative of corporate sustainability through design and behavior. She has provided professional biomimicry education and innovation services for Fortune 500 companies to K-12 institutions within academic, corporate, and natural settings.

Dave Hutchins

Dave Hutchins

Launchpad Program Manager

Dave has a background in environmental engineering with a PhD in materials science, where his research focused on remediating mining impacted waters. He manages the Biomimicry Institute’s Launchpad Program, supporting scientists and researchers as they take their nature-inspired solutions from the lab to the market.

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Entrepreneurship Director

Jared brings his entrepreneurial background and startup coaching experience, where he supports startups as they commercialize biomimetic innovations that are addressing major climate and environmental issues. He has an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.

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  • Increase the number of biological strategies and resources on and across our entire organization.

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