This publication provides an introduction to biomimicry with teaching strategies for K-12 educators and others who work with youth.


  • Readers will be able to define biomimicry and identify its value in youth education.
  • Readers will gain suggestions and resources for introducing core biomimicry concepts to students in grades K-12.

This 26-page publication was created to help youth educators establish a general foundation in and provide ideas for introducing this way of thinking and problem solving to their students.

It begins with a general introduction to the “what” and “why” of biomimicry, along with some ideas for how to fit biomimicry into your education program. The Core Concepts section that follows the introduction provides added depth in key areas and offers additional suggestions and linked resources for sharing these concepts with students of varying ages.

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