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Intended Outcome Practice the conscious emulation of nature’s genius as a full-time professional biomimic in your own practice as an educator, consultant and/or speaker

Offer biomimicry as an additional value-add to current services/functions of your work

Disciplines Accepted Biology, Design, Engineering, and Business (and their related sub-disciplines) Any/All
Duration 25 monthsNew cohort forms every 20 months; in-person overlap between cohorts 8 monthsNew cohort(s) form every year
# of participants per cohort (Participant-Instructor Ratio) 20(4 : 1) 20–36(12 : 1)
Format Combination of distance learning via online coursework and in-person sessions Combination of distance learning via online coursework and in-person sessions
Online Course Subjects Life’s PrinciplesBiology Taught FunctionallyDesign ThinkingBiomimicry and EngineeringBiomimicry and BusinessIntegrating Biomimicry Thinking Essential Elements of BiomimicryLife’s PrinciplesIntegrating Biomimicry ThinkingVirtual Design Lab
# of In-Person Sessions seven, six-day sessions five day, six day, and four day session
Weekly Time Investment min. six hours on average min. three hours on average
Location of in-person sessions Various venues in unique ecologies around the world Single venue within representative ecology of the cohort region
Practicum Project Yes (18 months)interdisciplinary teams Yes, virtual design lab for small team or solo projects
Professional Development Support YesSmall group “cocoon” process supports individuals as they vision and transform into full time biomimics No
Scope of Biomimicry Network Global, core network of theBiomimciry 3.8 Local, regionally based biomimicry network, member of local biomimicry affiliate groups
Biomimicry Bureau Membership Member of Biomimicry Speakers, Workshops and Consulting Bureaus (included) Member of Biomimicry Speakers and Workshop Bureaus (optional, additional work necessary)
Tuition, fees, andin-person expenses $32,000 $12,800