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Biomimicry and the Built Environment. Introduction to Biomimicry for Middle School. Where do ideas come from?. Biomimicry. Bio – l ife Mimicry – to copy or emulate. Biomimicry is learning from nature how to solve human challenges and improve our world. Learning from Nature’s Genius:

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Biomimicry and the built environment

Biomimicry and the Built Environment

Introduction to Biomimicry

for Middle School


Biomimicry and the built environment

Where do ideas come from?


Biomimicry and the built environment

Biomimicry

  • Bio – life

  • Mimicry – to copy or emulate


Biomimicry and the built environment

Biomimicry is learning from nature

how to solve human challenges

and improve our world.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats

    • lots of ways to find information


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats

    • lots of ways to find information

    • look for champions


Biomimicry and the built environment

So, what does this mean to YOU?


Biomimicry and the built environment

T-shirt that wicks sweat like a horned lizard

Vitamins based on the diet of forest apes

Fasteners that stick like burrs

Shoe soles that grip like a mountain goat

Underwear that breathe like stomates of plants


Biomimicry and the built environment

Clothing colored without dyes like a butterfly or a peacock


Biomimicry and the built environment

Sandwich bags that biodegrade like tethers of blue mussel and zip closed like a feather


Biomimicry and the built environment

Computers as fast as neurons

Energy the way electric eels or leaves make it


Biomimicry and the built environment

Systems interconnected like trees in a old-growth forest


Biomimicry and the built environment

What possibilities can you imagine?

What creatures will inspire you?


Biomimicry and the built environment

Can YOU look to nature for inspiration?


Here are some ways to start

Here are Some Ways to Start

  • Take a Hike!

  • Sit quietly outside and OBSERVE

  • Ask questions in Biology class

  • Stay in School

  • Read books about the natural world

  • Do research on your favorite creature and all its cool functions, for yourself!

  • Go to college and study Biology and Design


Never stop asking why or how

Never stop asking Why or How

It’s your future.


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