Discovering Nature’s Genius
While in an exciting outdoor environment, participants learn how to describe the function and context of the biological phenomenon that they observe, learning the biology to design approach as they explore. The Discover workshops emphasize Life’s Principles, design lessons from nature, and the rules for the way life/nature works. Our next Discover Nature’s Genius workshop will take place December 4-9, 2017 in Costa Rica; registration will open in late summer.
Applying the Biomimicry Thinking Methodology
These workshops emphasize the challenge to biology Biomimicry Thinking approach. Participants learn how to scope a biomimetic design brief, initiate, catalogue, and create meaning out of biological research, and develop concepts inspired by the research findings. The Biomimicry Thinking workshops focus on a specific discipline, for example the built environment or design. Our next Biomimicry Thinking workshop will take place October 22-27, 2017, near Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is now open. Learn more here.
Biomimicry Applied to Industry
These trainings are a multi-day, nature-based, hands-on exploration specifically focused on a sector or industry. You will be exposed to nature’s design lessons, experiential play with lessons from local habitats, and engage immediate and direct application to your own projects and challenges in an interactive, collaborative setting. Unlike the immersion workshops, attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Stay tuned for upcoming topics and locations. Take a look at our last training which focused on the built environment.
Biomimicry Specialist certification
Both Discover Nature’s Genius and Biomimicry Thinking count toward Biomimicry Specialist certification. Learn more
Workshops are led by top biomimicry experts, including the thought leaders who helped develop the methodology. Instructor details and bios are included on individual workshop pages.
Workshop locations are selected using a strict criteria. We seek out intimate venues with a high commitment to sustainability, proximity to nature and comfortable accommodations all found in an interesting and unique ecosystem.
Costs varies depending on workshop type and location. Generally, food, overnight accommodations, airport transportation, all activities during the week, tuition, and administration costs are included in the all-inclusive price. All cost details are included on individual workshop pages.
Discover Nature’s Genius in California, April 3-8, 2017
Discover Nature’s Genius for Social Innovation in Montana June 6-11, 2017
Discovering Nature’s Genius: Cape Tribulation, Australia September 5–10, 2016
Biomimicry Thinking for Social Innovation: Netherlands June 25-30, 2016
Biomimicry Thinking for Design: Sonoran Desert, Arizona, March 5-10, 2016
Biomimicry Thinking for Social Innovation: California April 19–24, 2015
Discovering Nature’s Genius: South Africa November 9–14, 2015
Discovering Nature’s Genius: Montana August 2–7, 2015
Discovering Nature’s Genius: La Cusinga Lodge, Costa Rica December 9–14, 2014
See where we are heading next! | View upcoming immersions here