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"The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone."
~ Janine Benyus





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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...

Biomimicry Educator Training in Scotland

August 25-31, 2012
Learn about biomimicry and how to teach it while exploring five habitats in coastal northeast Scotland! Offered at Findhorn College, at the famous Findhorn Ecovillage. Learn more here.

Biomimicry Educator Training Workshop from Biomimicry 3.8 on Vimeo. 

Webinar Publication Available Now

The Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar (held January 21, 2012) are now available for download. 

Read about innovative courses and tools, learn the myriad ways professors are engaging students in biomimicry education, and view some of the stunning project visuals created by students.

$15 for a high quality PDF


Biomimicry Youth Challenge Winners Announced!


 Montage of winning entries, 2011-2012 BYC

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Biomimicry Youth Challenge! Click to view the winning entries and honorable mentions.








Janine Benyus Wins 2012 Design Mind Award

janine_credit_mark_bryant_photography.jpgJanine Benyus, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, has won the Design Mind category of the 13th annual National Design Awards program sponsored by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.

The Design Mind award is given in recognition of a visionary person, such as an educator, author, critic, curator, or designer, who has had a profound impact on design theory, practice, or public awareness. She will be honored in October 2012 at an awards ceremony in New York. MORE

Credit: Mark Bryant Photography

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