Resources

So, you have read the book, attended a lecture, or immersed yourself in a workshop …  you are inspired and want to know more? The resources available on this website provide a good starting point for your learning journey.

First, the biomimicry overview section of our website provides the basics of biomimicry. The Educating section provides information on learning and professional training opportunities including those provided by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, along with biomimicry-related activities going on at academic institutions around the world. Exploring the Case Examples will give you a feel for how biomimicry emulates nature’s forms, processes, and systems. The Inspiring section is where you can find videos, articles, and links highlighting who is doing what with biomimicry around the world.

Reading Lists

If you have not read it already, Janine Benyus’s book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature is a must read. This is the book that started us all down the biomimicry path with a new sense of hope and purpose. For all, it is a great read. For many, it is positively life changing.

If you have read Janine’s book, and seen her TED Talk, what should you do next? The Biomimicry Reading List (below) will help guide you through the many fascinating facets of biomimicry, from basic biology to engineering innovation to deep economy. We recommend that you start your reading adventure by selecting books from the areas that capture your attention most, and then challenge yourself to read from areas outside your discipline.

+Biomimicry Reading List (MS Excel / 32 K)
+Biomimicry Reading List (MS Word / 58 K)

Learning and Teaching materials

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute offers a wealth of curricula, discussion guides, and other program materials that teachers are using to share biomimicry with  K-12 and university students. The Biomimicry Resource Handbook is the definitive textbook for our professional training and certification programs.  We even invite you to adapt these materials, along with other resources on this website, to create your own learning experience.

FAQs

You have learned a bit about biomimicry and now your mind is overflowing with questions? The FAQs section provides answers to some of the most often asked questions regarding biomimicry, our organization, and even our brand. We will update this page periodically as the questions roll in. We also invite you to explore AskNature.org, the biomimicry design portal, for more information, innovation, and inspiration.