Last September we issued a challenge to students around the world: Help solve a local or global transportation challenge using biomimicry. Thus far, 194 teams from 85 schools in 23 countries around the world have registered. Is a school from your community represented in the Challenge? You can find out by clicking on the map below. Each marker represents a different school.
If there’s no pin on the map where you live, we encourage you to share information with colleagues, friends, or family who are university-level educators or students to inspire them to register for the competition. Here are some resources to help you spread the word:
- On Twitter or Facebook? Try posting this: Compete for cash prizes with uni students around globe: register for #Biomimicry Student Dsgn Challenge. http://bit.ly/11HJKRg #BSDC2014
- Want to post a flyer about the Design Challenge around your school? Download this one.
- Like to email the information? Try using this language as a guide:
Inspired by nature? The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute wants you to turn inspiration into action by registering for their 2013-2014 Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. Learn biomimicry and apply your new skills to solve a challenge both global and local in nature: transportation needs. The environmental, social, and economic impacts of transportation have increased along with growing mobility demands for people and freight. Can biomimicry help address the deeper needs around transportation? The Institute wants to find out! Register a team today to access biomimicry resources and help solve one of the world’s biggest challenges.
Participating teams have the chance to be featured in Treehugger, receive mentoring from biomimicry experts, and win cash prizes. Visit biomimicrydesignchallenge.com for details and to register.
We have extended the registration deadline to Monday, February 24. Please help play a part in introducing the next generation of innovators to biomimicry by spreading the word!