An orientation to biomimicry for K-12 teachers and others who work with youth.

This publication was created to help K-12 educators establish a general foundation in biomimicry and provide ideas for introducing this new 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 resources for sharing these concepts with students of varying ages.

Objectives

  • Define biomimicry and identify its value in youth education.

  • Provide educators with suggestions and resources for introducing core biomimicry concepts to students in grades K-12.