“The biomimics are discovering what works in the natural world, and more important, what lasts," says Janine Benyus, founder of the Biomimicry Institute. "After 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.”
Biomimicry is an emerging discipline based on core values of sustainability, innovation, and connection with the natural world, and as such the educational models to teach someone how to be a biomimic are emerging in tandem from a space of innovation in education.
These organizations and many other educational offerings are asking: How do you teach biomimicry holistically when it is inherently a trans-discipline study bringing biology to the world of design, business, engineering, and beyond? What happens when you cross traditional boundaries of education? What type of personal and professional transformation can you expect when diversity is not just accommodated, but is actually baked into the curriculum in regard to core competencies of the students, the types of educational spaces, and cultural perspectives?