Biomimicry - Lessons learned from Nature

  • 22 Jul 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101


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"Biomimicry - Lessons learned from Nature"

Biomimicry and biomimetics come from the Greek words bios, meaning life, and mimesis, also meaning to imitate. Scientist and author Janine Benyus popularized the term biomimicry in her 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Benyus believes that most of the problems that have ever existed have already been solved by nature. Benyus suggests shifting one's perspective from learning about nature to learning from nature as a way to solve human problems. In this session participants will be introduced to biomimicry core values and relevant biomimicry case studies.

San Diego Green Building Council is partnering with Biomimicry San Diego to host our July GreenMEET at the WorldBeat Cultural Center. Join us for an exciting dive into the natural wonder that surrounds us, including a formal presentation and outdoor, hands-on exercises.


Speaker: Jacques Chirazi, Biomimicry San Diego

What you will learn in this session: Participants will delve right into practicing the steps of integrating biology into design using real world examples.

  • Introduction to the field of biomimicry
  • Deeper exploration of case studies and inspiring organisms
  • Functional Biology
  • Hand-on learning activities
    • How to observe nature (blindfolded!)
    • Learn from the local champions adapters
    • Scoping the challenge

This session will be eligible for 1.5 hours of "General" GBCI credential maintenance, to be reported under "Education" activity type.



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