Fins allow bidirectional movementAfrican freshwater electric eel
Undulations of the tail and dorsal fins of the African freshwater electric eel allow for smooth bidirectional movement through the water.
Biomimicry: The “Natural” Intersection of Biology and EngineeringCeleste Nicholas & Jeffrey Peterson
An article detailing a biomimicry engineering project for middle school students. Provided with NGSS alignments (MS-ETS1-1 and MS-LS4-6) by curators at NSTA.
Creating a Bio-Industrial Revolution | Janine BenyusTED Archive
Janine Benyus speaks about how biomimicry can shape new approaches to materials and manufacturing.
Biomimicry and Science Poster SeriesEcoRise and Biomimicry Institute
Five beautiful and engaging posters designed to inspire and intrigue students to use biomimicry.
Engineering Inspired by NatureThe Center for Learning with Nature
An award-winning, standards-aligned engineering curriculum for middle and high school.
Five Minute Field TripsSue Arlidge & Gareth Thomson
A greatest hits compendium of experienced environmental educators’ favorite activities.
Circular Economy Lesson PlansEllen MacArthur Foundation
Six lesson plans encourage students to question the linear economy and move toward a circular one.
Biomimicry ToolboxBiomimicry Institute
A self-paced online guide to applying nature’s lessons to design challenges.