Online Courses

Introduction to Biomimicry Foundational Course
Biomimicry 3.8 is excited to announce the official release of our first online course in the Foundations of Biomimicry series, “Introduction to Biomimicry.” This interactive online course has been specifically developed for professionals, students, and others new to the discipline who want to take the first step in understanding and developing a practice in biomimicry. Learn more and begin your biomimicry learning journey within minutes here.

The course is the definitive online introduction to the world of biomimicry, an immersive experience featuring Dr. Dayna Baumeister, Keystone and Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, as your instructor, and nature as your mentor.

The self-paced course will guide you through:

    • the core biomimicry philosophy
    • key elements of biomimicry
    • what makes a biomimicry case stud
    • a review of the process of integrating biology into design
    • an introduction to Life’s Principles
    • your next steps for connecting with nature and other practitioners.


Introduction to Biomimicry for Youth Educators
Interested in learning more about biomimicry so you can teach about the topic to your students? Do you wish you had a firm grounding in the subject? Professional development is essential support for educators teaching about biomimicry, and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is pleased to support their efforts to do it well. Whether you are completely new to biomimicry or relatively familiar with the subject, this course will provide you with a solid foundation about what biomimicry is, why it is important, and broad pedagogical considerations about how to teach this fascinating subject to your students. Learn more here.

What you will learn:

    • What biomimicry is, and why it is important
    • Core principles and concepts that underpin the field
    • Pedagogical considerations and teaching tips for bringing the subject of biomimicry to your students, whatever their ages
    • How biomimicry relates to teaching general science, biology, chemistry, physics, sustainability, design, engineering, educational standards, etc.
    • New inspiration, capacity, and confidence to expose your students to biomimicry
    • How to find new tools and resources for additional exploration