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Nature is more than the sum of its parts. Explore the connections between individual biological strategies, innovations, or educational resources as leading thinkers, scientists, artists, and others reflect on unifying themes in biomimicry.

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Creatividad Silvestre | Wild Creativity

Explore our first bilingual content: a collection of 40 biological strategies in both English and Spanish supporting a new biomimicry exhibit developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  

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Ray of Hope Prize Gallery

The Ray of Hope Prize celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world's biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.

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How Does Nature Teach and Learn?

Education isn't just about memorization, but practicing into mastery. Looking to other species, we see that long-term success is all about incorporating new knowledge into your very being.

A swallow flies towards its nest made of mud

How Does Nature Build a Home?

Traditional and Indigenous building methods in Colombia reveal how construction is an intimate engagement with other species, the work they do, and the very core of our planet.

Limestone cliffs abut the sea

How Life Built Earth As We Know It

Life doesn't just inhabit the Earth––it shapes it, physically, on every scale. What can we learn from its methods?

Traditional Polynesian Voyaging Canoe at Sea

Navigating Deeper Into Nature

Before beginning their current voyage around the entire Pacific Ocean, the Polynesian voyaging canoes, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, sailed in 2022 to Hawaiʻi’s ancestral homeland of Tahiti. Navigator Lehua Kamalu shared these thoughts as the team made final preparations for the journey.

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The Whys and Hows Behind Favorite Wow!s

Some of the most well-known, awe-inspiring facts about nature are among the least commonly understood.

Energy in Nature

As our demand for energy increases, so must the innovative and life-friendly ways we access and use it.

How Does Nature Encourage Resilience?

Some of the gravest threats we face are the ones that just keep coming back. See strategies nature has developed to survive and even thrive through relentless adversity.

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25th Anniversary of “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature”

Explore a selection of biomimetic innovations from the past quarter century.

How Does Nature Prevent Structural Failure?

Whether inside or outside their bodies, or completely separate from them, living things of all kinds create structures that must be reliable and make efficient use of resources.

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