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INSPIRED BY NATURE

Where do inventors get some of their best ideas? They look outside. From kingfishers to trains and orcas to submarines, many inventions come from studying nature. It's a process called biomimicry.

Mary Boone

30 Minute Program

 

$115


You see tree branches -- architects see a good way to add supports in a building's roof.
You see mussels clinging to an old pier -- designers see inspiration for a super sticky underwater glue.

In this fast-paced program, participants will learn about biomimicry (the practice of taking design inspiration from nature.) We'll look at examples of biomimicry in action through my books TRANSPORTATION INSPIRED BY NATURE and BUILDINGS INSPIRED BY NATURE (Capstone, 2020).

Biomimicry can be used to solve human problems. Participants will work to identify a problem and brainstorm ways nature already solves a similar problem.

About the Author

Mary Boone has written 50+ nonfiction books for kids ages 5 to 14 on topics ranging from entomophagy to great inventors to recycling.

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