What sets the BPro program apart
Unparalleled Training: Over the course of two years, you’ll not only earn a Master of Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University—the only MS in this field—but also embark on six in-person, weeklong immersion sessions that will transport you to six different biomes around the world. These immersive experiences are not just educational; they’re a chance to collaborate with a diverse cohort of professionals who share your passion for biomimicry.
Expert Guidance: This program was conceived and is spearheaded by Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and one of the founding figures in the field of biomimicry with over 25 years of experience as a biomimic. Dr. Baumeister is joined by Biomimicry for Social Innovation Founder Toby Herzlich, a leadership trainer and certified Biomimicry Specialist. Under their guidance, you will receive instruction and mentorship from the very best in the field.
Tailored for Success: Our program is designed to empower change-agents like you who are passionate about creating a world inspired and guided by nature’s wisdom. With our curriculum, you will develop a deep and refined understanding of biomimicry theory, its practical applications, and the methodology that underpins it all. This knowledge will form the solid foundation upon which you will build your biomimicry career.
Transformative Journey: Beyond knowledge acquisition, our program is committed to your personal and professional growth. We believe that to be an effective biomimicry professional, you must also be a leader. Thus, we’ll guide you on a transformative learning journey, refining not only your biomimicry skills but also your leadership abilities.
Innovative Vision: Our program challenges you to develop a compelling vision for yourself as a biomimicry thought leader, enabling you to drive sustainable transformation on a global scale.
In essence, the Certified Biomimicry Professional (BPro) program is not just an educational endeavor; it’s a life-changing opportunity. It equips you with the knowledge, experience, and vision needed to excel in the field of biomimicry.
If you’re ready to be a part of this transformative journey and take your place among the world’s most influential biomimicry professionals, this program is your opportunity to shape a sustainable and regenerative world.
The BPro program is an elite, one-of-a-kind experience accessible to working professionals, enhancing the Master’s of Science in Biomimicry through Arizona State University’s online learning program with six face-to-face, week-long learning sessions. A new cohort is chosen every two years; in 2024 we offer our 7th cohort since launching in 2008. This highly selective program consists of no more than 20 participants, forming a tight-knit cohort that will work together for the duration of the two-year program.
Deciding to focus your career on biomimicry can be both exhilarating and daunting. BPro participants will likely find themselves undergoing significant professional and even personal transformations as they journey through the program. The BPro program has evolved to focus on professional leadership, ensuring students are prepared to advance themselves and their skills and motivate and inspire others around biomimicry. Among many other components, the focus on leadership throughout the programs will help students refine decision-making, communication, and conflict resolution skills and help them lead high-performing teams toward a shared goal.
Application Process & Prerequisites
Application for the BPro cohort is open only to applicants who have successfully been admitted to the Master of Science in Biomimicry program through ASU Online, including alumni. ASU application periods occur on a rolling basis. For more information on ASU click here.
If you are interested in the cohort beginning in December 2024, please keep updated via the button below. The application period for BProfessional will open on February 1, 2024. You must be enrolled at ASU no later than Fall 2024 to be eligible for BPro.
The online coursework portion of this program is accredited through ASU Online, and results in a Master of Science degree in Biomimicry. All coursework is delivered by Biomimicry 3.8 instructors, who also designed the program and curriculum.
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Cohort Immersion Experience
A key characteristic of a biomimicry leader is the ability to interpret and connect with nature’s complex ecosystems. Over the course of the two years, you will study the awe-inspiring genius of place during six different one-week sessions in unique ecosystems.
- December 2024: Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA
- March 2025: Coastal Marsh and Pinelands, South Carolina, USA
- August 2025: Temperate Rainforest, Pacific Northwest, USA or Canada
- December 2025: Tropical Rainforest, Ecuador
- May 2026: Redwoods/Coniferous Forest: California, USA
- August 2026: Tropical Wetland and Savannah, Pantanal, Brazil
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