Educator’s Workshop Offered This Summer on Thompson Island, Boston

This summer, learn about biomimicry and how to teach it on Thompson Island, within the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute will offer an intensive daylong workshop for educators just prior to the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference.


Introduction to Biomimicry in Education

Thompson Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, MA
June 20, 2013 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | $150

This workshop will provide an introduction to biomimicry, an overview of the Institute’s education programs, and a number of hands-on, outdoor activities that can be used for teaching students from kindergarten through college about reconnecting with nature and applying biomimicry thinking to design. Participants will also have time to explore the unique ecology of the island’s salt marsh and coastal mud flats. Tuition fee ($150) includes boat transportation and lunch.

Following the island experience, teachers seeking PDP’s will spend an additional hour (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm) with Institute staff on the mainland to discuss classroom applications and complete an end-of-course assessment. All workshop participants are welcome to join, regardless if pursuing PDPs.

Professional Development Points

Workshop participants are eligible for 10 PDPs. Points are issued through the University of Massachusetts Boston and require advance registration and an end-of-course assessment. Please follow the instructions posted on the registration page and plan to attend the additional discussion and assessment from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm following the session on the island (described above).

Venue and Transportation

The workshop will be held on the campus of Thompson Island Outward Bound, in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.  Ferry transportation will be provided from the Marine Industrial Park in South Boston. For directions to the ferry, please refer to the Thompson Island website.

Questions? Contact Biomimicry 3.8 Institute Education Services.