Skip Navigation

the Environmental and Energy Resources Library

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Forums About Help Advanced Search

The Biomimicry Institute has a passion for both formal and informal public education from K-12 and university to museum exhibits, nature center programs, media, and publications. Wherever we teach biomimicry, we have the choice of teaching it as a separate subject, or incorporating it as a problem-solving method into any number of different subjects. We feel that the latter is a more useful way of naturalizing biomimicry in the culture. For instance, teachers can introduce biomimicry as a way to get ideas for green reactions in chemistry class, better structural designs in engineering class, or even better policy in economics class. We think this integration of bio-inspired problem-solving into all subjects prevents the “siloing” of biomimicry.

Cumulative Rating: (not yet rated)
Date Of Record Release 2010-02-23 18:22:42
Alternate Title Spreading the Seed of Biomimicry
Description The Biomimicry Institute has a passion for both formal and informal public education from K-12 and university to museum exhibits, nature center programs, media, and publications. Wherever we teach biomimicry, we have the choice of teaching it as a separate subject, or incorporating it as a problem-solving method into any number of different subjects. We feel that the latter is a more useful way of naturalizing biomimicry in the culture. For instance, teachers can introduce biomimicry as a way to get ideas for green reactions in chemistry class, better structural designs in engineering class, or even better policy in economics class. We think this integration of bio-inspired problem-solving into all subjects prevents the “siloing” of biomimicry.
Classification
Resource Type
Subject
Source Biomimicry Institute
Keyword Biomimicry, Teaching, K-12, College and university
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-02-23 18:18:37
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-12-20 13:33:20
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-02-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

Log In:





Mission
EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC
EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu