Need fresh air? Try some biomimicry-themed nature journaling
Spending just 15 minutes in nature can decrease your cortisol levels, i.e. the all-too-common stress hormone. That’s why we decided to make the first chapter in our “iSites: Biomimetic Nature Journaling for Biomimicry” available to you for free. These first 5 iSites will encourage you to get outside, activate your senses, and destress.
Stuck inside? Take our free Biomimicry Course
For those who may be going a bit stir-crazy inside, we recommend taking our Biomimicry: Foundational Course. You can choose which habitat makes you feel most alive and then cruise through 3+ hours of fresh content where you’ll learn the basics of biomimicry. Kids, ten and older, will also enjoy the content.
Get cozy and read the article “Go Outside; Nature’s Antimicrobial!”
Biomimicry Chemist, Mark Dorfman, explains in his article that nature (in her 3.8 billion years of wisdom) has figured out how to make her materials–ranging from leaves, flower petals, and insect wings to horns, beaks, and feathers–inhospitable to microbes.
Kick back and watch a movie narrated by Janine Benyus
Brought to you by Tree Media and our sister organization, the Biomimicry Institute, “The Promise of Biomimicry”, illuminates all that biomimicry can offer the world. Janine Benyus elegantly narrates the film and shares her 20-year vision on what “good” design should be.
WRITE A LITTLE NOTE TO NATURE.
Every year we encourage our followers to write a happy birthday message to Life. (February 25 is the day Life appeared on Earth if we compress the age of Earth (4.5 billion years) into one year). We’ve noticed these messages are filled with love and gratitude. And some are so funny and creative that we think they will bring a smile to your face. Feel free to peruse the notes and/or write your own.
Tired of perusing social media. Explore AskNature instead.
Life on earth presents elegant solutions to many of the challenges that designers and innovators face every day. Explore AskNature to find biological strategies, inspired ideas, and resources relative to your own innovation challenges, so you can begin to emulate the time-tested forms, processes, and systems that already thrive in balance with Earth’s complex systems.
If you’re still looking for more fun resources, our sister organization, the Biomimicry Institute, kicked off a 30 Days of Reconnection series on Monday, March 23.