Sam Stier, Director of Youth Education for the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, explains the importance of biomimicry in education.
"Biomimicry is a compelling context for what teachers have to teach. It connects what students learn in classrooms —not just to the real world, to cutting edge technologies, and careers— but also to what students care about on the inside. Meaningful work, a healthy environment, a sustainable world. Biomimicry gives these kids such a sense of opportunity and hope."
A recap of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute's 2011 Biomimicry Education Summit.
Find more information about our annual Biomimicry Education Summits by visiting biomimicry.net/educating/summits-workshops
2011 Biomimicry Education Summit
With Keynote Address by
President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry;
President, The Beyond Benign Foundation
-Mike Chamberlain, Guest Experience Programs Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Dr. Frank Fish, Professor of Biology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
- Holly Harlan, BiomimicryNEO Network Entrepreneur
- Ilaria Mazzoleni, Design and Applied Studies Faculty, Southern California Institute of Architecture
- Dr. Peter Niewiarowski, Professor of Biology, The University of Akron
- Douglas Paige, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, The Cleveland Institute of Art
- Karen Peluso, Ship Program Manager
- Dorna Schroeter, Teacher Training Coordinator, Center for Environmental Education, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
- Adrian Smith, Doctoral Candidate in Biology, Arizona State University
- Dr. Christopher Viney, Professor, University of California-Merced
- Jeannette Yen, Professor of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Held over three days at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio.