The Biomimicry Institute

The Biomimicry Institute promotes learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable and healthier human technologies and designs. Learn more...

Education and Training

  • K-12: the DOWNLOAD CURRICULA button requests contact information that provides access a wide range of activities for all ages as well as elementary/middle/high school students, including courses and kits developed by Beyond Benign
  • university programs: the Curricula page requests contact information and provides access to a wide range of reading materials, resource tools (Life's Principles, Design Spirals, Biomimicry Approach), course materials, assignments, grading and evaluation tools
  • Biomimicry Professional Certification Program
  • annual Biomimicry Education Summit
  • non-formal education opportunities
  • upcoming workshops

Innovation 4 Conservation

  • a mechanism for closing the loop between bio-inspired innovation and the organisms/ecosystems that provided the inspiration


  • A database and social networking site that is "the online inspiration source for the Biomimicry community. ... AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born."

Children's Music CD

  • music, lyrics and lessons plans to help teach kids about biomimicry. 

About Us


  • sign up for the Biomimicry Newsletter, reading lists, FAQs and other links
  • form for requesting a speaker or workshop leader

Case Studies

  • examples from transportation, reducing toxic substances, architecture, medicine, human safety, climate change, energy efficiency, energy, industrial design and agriculture


  • news, videos, and articles


  • past issues of the Biomimicry Newsletter starting in June 2009
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