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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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2012 June

  • Janine Benyus Wins Design Mind Award
  • Scholarships Awarded for Ed Summit; Richard Louv to Give Opening Address
  • Three Design Challenge Teams Take Their Projects to the Next Level
  • Learn Biomimicry in Your Living Room
  • Spend a Week Learning Biomimicry in Scotland
  • Missed our Higher Education Webinar? Proceedings Now Available
  • Institute Staff Provide Costa Rican Naturalists with Biomimicry Training
  • AskNature Nugget: Nature's Chemistry
  • AskNature Featured Strategies: How Prairies and Fires Manage Disturbance
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News 

2012 May

  • InterfaceFlor Dedicates Sales Catalog to Biomimicry
  • Pre-Summit Workshop to Introduce Biomimicry to Educators
  • Scholarship Funds Available for Biomimicry Education Summit
  • Design Charrettes Generate Ideas for AskNature 2.0
  • Nantucket Biomimicry Workshop Offered
  • Biomimicry Alum Creates Buzz-Worthy Design
  • AskNature Nugget: Feathers
  • AskNature Featured Product: Butterfly-Inspired Solar Film
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2012 April

  • Celebrate Earth Day with Ask the Planet, Ahora en Español
  • Meet the New Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Staffers
  • Institute Selected by Carnegie Foundation to Attend STEM Workshop 
  • First Biomimicry Course in Israel Launches at the Safari
  • AskNature Nugget: Giraffe
  • AskNature Strategy: Arapaima
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2012 March

  • Snail-Inspired Design Wins Biomimicry Student Design Challenge
  • Registration for Biomimicry Education Summit Now Open 
  • New Online Master's Program Focuses on Sustainable Design
  • Environmental Documentary Features Janine Benyus
  • New Biomimicry Sites Worth Bookmarking
  • AskNature Featured Strategy: Desert Scorpion
  • AskNature Nugget: Starfish
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2012 - February

  • Biomimicry Documentary to Travel with Wild & Scenic Film Festival

  • Finalists in Biomimicry Student Design Challenge Announced

  • Save the Date for the Biomimicry Education Summit

  • ASU Design Students Find Inspiration in Panama Tropics

  • Great Scot! Biomimicry Educators' Training to Be Held in Findhorn

AskNature Nugget

: Desert Holly
  • AskNature Strategy

: Leaf-Cutting Ant
  • Spotlight on: Sarah Martin
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2012 - January

  • Together, We Make a Great Team
  • Let the Judging Begin: Panel to Select Finalists for SDC
  • Institute Staff Travel to New Zealand to Discuss Biomimicry and Conservation
  • Register Today for Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar
  • Biomimicry Youth Challenge Deadline Approaching
  • Advanced PhD Program Launching Now; Applications Due in February
  • AskNature Nugget: Pistol Shrimp
  • AskNature Featured Product: SMIT Solar Ivy
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - December

  • More on Our Name: Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
  • Double Your Donation in December
  • Registration Now Open for 2012 Biomimicry Youth Challenge
  • Biomimicry Comes to the Big City
  • Introducing AskNature Nuggets
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - November

  • Life's Operating Manual Presented at Bioneers
  • California Academy of Sciences Hosts Biomimicry Events
  • New Biomimicry Case Studies Presented at Greenbuild
  • Japan Joins Biomimicry Network
  • Student Design Challenge Goes International
  • Support the Student Design Challenge and Biomimicry Education
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Paisley
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

 2011 - October

  • Janine Benyus Addresses Form and Function at Clinton Global Initiative

  • Kids Spend a Night at the Museum, Biomimicry Style
  • Save the Date: 2012 Biomimicry Education Summit
  • Proposed Biomimicry Education Mentors Network Wins Recognition

Our Next Evolutionary Leap: Biomimicry 3.8
  • AskNature Featured Strategy and Product
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - September

  • Our Next Evolutionary Leap - Biomimicry 3.8
  • TBI Founder Receives Prestigious Award
  • Student Design Challenge Opens
  • Biomimicry on Display in Europe
  • A "Peeing" Car at a Middle School Science Fair
  • Veracruz Biomimicry Workshop Attracts Diverse Crowd
  • Watch Our Education Summit Highlight Reel
  • Newsletter Survey Results In
  • Remembering Ray Anderson
  • AskNature Featured Product
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News    

2011 - August

  • Student Innovators: We Challenge You to Tackle Climate Change!
  • A Biomimicry Education Fellow Goes the Distance for Sustainability
  • Follow Janine Benyus on a Biomimicry Journey Through Africa in Second Nature
  • Register for Biomimicry Workshop and Receive 20% Discount off Bioneers
  • Don't Forget: Complete Our Survey and We'll Donate to Grizzly Habitat Preservation
  • AskNature Featured Product: The Humpback Fin
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Arno Vlooswijk
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - July

  • 5th Annual Ed Summit Gathers Leaders in Biomimicry Education
  • Give Us Your Thoughts and We'll Give to Grizzly Bear Conservation
  • Former Biomimicry & Design Student Starts Urban Community Inspired by Baboons
  • Get 20% Discount off 2011 Bioneers Conference Registration
  •  AskNature Featured Strategies: Cooling Down
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - June

  • Young Innovators Display Ingenuity in Inaugural Biomimicry Design Challenge
  • Update: Renowned Green Chemistry Expert to Keynote Education Summit
  • TBI Celebrates Benyus' Honorary Degree, New Edition of Biomimicry Book
  • AskNature Featured Strategy: golden-fronted woodpecker
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - May

  • Early Bird Registration for Education Summit Ends May 16
  • Announcing Our Next Student Design Challenge: Fall Semester (Save the Date!)
  • Help Us Spread the Word on Biomimicry
  • Proceedings Published: Education Webinar
  • AskNature: Featured Strategy: blue penguin
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dona Boggs Aitken
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - April

  • Biomimicry Panel Is Tweeted, Illustrated at SXSW
  • NYSERDA Partnership Provides Biomimicry Resources for New York
  • The Great TV Rebellion Is Back!
  • Three More Institutions Commit to Developing Biomimicry Degrees
  • Second Nature Documentary Named Crowd Favorite at Film Festival
  • Japanese Delegation Visits Missoula
  • AskNature Featured Strategy: coralline algae
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - March

  • Participate in our SXSW Biomimicry Panel
  • Win a Spot in a Biomimicry Backyard Workshop
  • Save the Date for Education Summit: June 27-29, Cleveland, OH
  • Biomimicry Mural Chosen for International Public Art Event
  • Ask Nature Featured Product: Vitalis PET Bottle
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2011 - January

  • Biomimicry Film to Premiere at Festival
  • Register Now for Higher Education Webinar
  • Get to Know the TBI Team
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Launches Biomimicry Exhibit
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Humidity changes exoskeleton color: Hercules beetle
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News

2010 - December

  • Lipscomb University Becomes World's Fourth Biomimicry Affiliate
  • Your Donation Helps Inspire the Next Generation of Biomimics
  • Register Now for Higher Education Webinar
  • New Biomimicry Professional Education Opportunities Available
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Tongue defeats gravity: cats
  • A Warm Thanks to AskNature User Duarte Miguel Prazeres
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - November

  • Obama Administration Features Janine Benyus at GreenGov Symposium
  • Biomimicry Exhibit Opens for Dutch Design Week
  • Squirrels Know Best: Start Storing Your Holiday Gifts Now
  • Send a Biomimicry Holiday eCard
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Antlers resist fracture: elk
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - October

  • Imagine Your Pathway: Biomimicry Professional Pathways Launches March 2011
  • Call for Abstracts: Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar
  • TBI Launches First Annual Biomimicry Youth Challenge
  • Virtual Bouquet to Volunteer Kimberly Vincent
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Blubber absorbs heat: bottlenose dolphin
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - September

  • AskNature Wins Earth Award!
  • Online Biomimicry Course for Youth Educators Launched
  • Staff Changes at the Institute
  • Teaching the Teachers at the Center for Ecoliteracy
    AskNature Featured Product
  • Insulated glass reduces bird collisions
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - August

  • How Would Nature Build Community?
  • Israeli Biomimicry Organization Forms
  • Add Photos, Illustrations, Videos to AskNature
  • AskNature Featured Strategies
    Roots attach firmly: English Ivy
    Nanoparticles block UV light: English Ivy
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - July

  • Mexican Biomimicry Workshop Addresses Local Design Challenge
  • Biomimicry Seed Planted in the Netherlands
  • What can an Elephant Teach You about Communication? Join us in South Africa and Find Out!
  • AskNature Featured Product
    FLOWE Wind Farm Design
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - June

  • Thanks for Making the TV Rebellion a Great Success!
  • FastCompany Shows Biomimicry in Action
  • Become a Certified Biomimicry Professional
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Unique antifreeze protects from extreme cold: Alaskan Upis beetle
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - May

  • World's First Biomimicry Nature Trail Unveiled
  • Fourth-Grader Wins National Science Contest with Biomimetic Design
  • Better than Summer School: Register for Biomimicry Workshops Today!
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Flotation in turbulent waters: Heteropterid bugs
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - April

  • Turn off the TV and Turn on Nature for Earth Week
  • Biomimicry Student Profile: Erin Leitch
  • Space Limited for 4th Annual Veracruz Biomimicry & Design Workshop
  • AskNature Featured Strategy
    Spotted boxfish maintains stability in turbulence
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - February

  • Biomimetic Bulkheads Could Spur River Recovery
  • Apply to be a Biomimicry Fellow
  • Biomimicry Group Seeks Chief Operating Officer
  • AskNature Featured Strategy: Slime Mold
  • Biomimicry Research and Design News Roundup

2010 - January

  • Volunteers are critical to our success
  • 2009 Noble Prize Laureates: gecko and spider
  • Help us add products to AskNature
  • AskNature featured strategies: What can we learn from tropical rainforests?
  • Biomimicry research and design news roundup

2009 - December

  • The Biomimicry Institute '06-'09 available online and in print
  • Meeting of the minds: envisioning the evolution of design education
  • Biomimicry receives a warm welcome in Europe
  • Moving cilia create iridescence: comb jellies
  • Biomimicry research and design news roundup

2009 - November

  • Education Panel Generates Excitement Around Teaching Biomimicry
  • City Master Plan to Incorporate Ecological Standards
  • Thanks for your support!
  • Rocky Mountain Swarm
  • Biomimicry Research and Design Roundup

2009 - October

  • Non-formal Biomimicry Education
  • Biomimicry Momentum in South Africa
  • Research and Design News Roundup

2009 - September

  • First Bioimimicry Affiliate Institutions
  • Local Biomimicry Groups
  • Mexico Workshop Roundup

2009 - August

  • Celebrating Success and Planning for the Future of Biomimicry Education
  • AskNature Needs your Design Sketches
  • Janine Benyus at TEDGlobal
  • Biomimicry Research & Design News Roundup

2009 - June

  • Growth, New Talent, Steady Success
  • Awards for biomimicry music CD Ask the Planet
  • Biomimicry in Community Planning
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