[Sdpg] Biomimicry Workshop: Biologists at the Design Table
santoyo at earthflow.com
Fri Jun 16 10:58:21 PDT 2006
Would you like to use your biology degree to help designers and
engineers create a sustainable world?
Join Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by
Nature, and Dayna Baumeister, PhD biologist and Education Director of
the Biomimicry Guild, for an eye-opening, five-day intensive course
to train biologists interested in applying biomimicry to design
Biomimicry Workshop: Biologists at the Design Table
What you'll learn:
* What is Biomimicry?
* Examples of biomimetic success stories
* How biological knowledge inspires the design of new
products, processes, systems
* How to facilitate bio-inspired design
What you'll do:
* Solve design challenges by asking "what would nature do here?"
* Brainstorm with other biologists
* Become acquainted with life's inherently sustainable
* Learn how to translate biological knowledge for
non-technical audiences interested in biomimicry
* Practice with engineers, designers, and managers
What you'll take home:
* A sense of possibility, because sustainable models
already exist...right outside!
* A proven method for bringing nature's ideas to the design table
* Tools and expert contacts for further explorations
* A whole new way of viewing and valuing the genius
that surrounds us
Participants: Biologists and naturalists with a passion for the
natural world, an understanding of sustainability and an interest in
applying nature's elegant design strategies to human challenges.
Workshop Dates: July 22 - July 27, 2006. The course begins with
dinner on the 22nd and ends after breakfast on the 27th.
Workshop Location: The breathtaking Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch
in Dupuyer, Montana
Workshop Costs: $600 for students; $700 for non-profit employees and
university faculty and staff; $800 for government employees and
for-profit entities. Registration includes tuition, materials, room
and board for the five day course and transportation to and from the
Great Falls airport. Some partial scholarships available.
Paying for the Course: You may pay for the course after you have been
accepted. We accept personal check, money order, and credit card
($25 surcharge). Please make checks and money orders payable to the
This course follows our first course in Palo Alto, CA in January 2004
and our second course in Raleigh, NC in May 2005. Several biologists
found applicable biomimetic work following the course.
Download the PDF application (421KB)
For more information , please contact:
PO Box 575
Helena, MT 59624
roset at biomimicry.net
Larry Santoyo, Director
EarthFlow Design Works
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