Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge
The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free project-based learning experience created to introduce middle and high school students to nature-inspired design. The YDC offers tools and resources to make it easy for educators to build creative and engaging learning experiences that strengthen critical thinking skills for their students. We’re providing a clear framework that meets science standards and enables students to solve real-world and local sustainability problems.
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From a beehive and Grama grass-inspired porous surface that drains, captures, and partially filters excess water in flood-prone areas, to a Javan cucumber seed-inspired tidal kite that generates electricity, learn how YDC participants looked to nature to create solutions to climate change.
Access to these materials has revitalized my ecology unit and made it so much more relevant, purposeful, and exciting for students. It has enabled the unit to become a PBL experience and has heightened student engagement. I feel that I am giving them more tools and a framework to address the problems their generation will need to solve.
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