Introduction to Biomimicry

Biomimicry and biomimetics come from the Greek word bios, meaning life, and mimesis, also meaning to imitate. Scientist and author Janine Benyus popularized the term biomimicry in her 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Benyus believes that most of the problems that have ever existed have already been solved by nature. Benyus suggests shifting one's perspective from learning about nature to learning from nature as a way to solve human problems. In the morning session participants will be introduced to biomimicry core values and relevant biomimicry case studies. In the afternoon session participants will be introduced to Life's principles. Life's Principles instruct us to: build from the bottom up, self-assemble, optimize rather than maximize, use free energy, cross-pollinate, embrace diversity, adapt and evolve, use life-friendly materials and processes, engage in symbiotic relationships, and enhance the bio-sphere.

Availability description

8am- Noon

Date(s)
Age/Grade Level
Adult
Cost Range
Free
Time of Day
Morning
Opportunity type
Professional Development / Conferences
Area of Interest
Biology / LifeSciences
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
No
NGSS Aligned?
Yes
Location Address:
San Diego, California, 92101
Contact Name:
Jacques Chirazi
Email:
jchirazi@biomimicrysd.org
Telephone:

Introduction to Biomimicry

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