Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. In this short course, foundational concepts about biomimicry will be discussed including, but no limited to, "biomimicry design spiral", "Nature's Unifying Pattern", and "biological models". Students will not only get the valuable opportunity to lean and interact with expert instructors, but will also get to know and use the tools used to put biomimcry into practice. Special focus will be made on highlighting the association between biomimcry and other convergent sustainability tools such as life-cycle analysis (LCA), circular economy, Living Building Challenge, etc.
The course will run from April 12th to May 17th with 6 one-hour weekly web meetings Wednesdays at 7:00PM ET. These meetings are designed to provide a mix of active learning and instructor-led material. The anticiptated workload is roughly 10 hours total (2 per class). We will intentionally be flexible with the material covered based off student interests.
Participants will be awarded a certificate (from ESW-HQ) upon completion of all of the associated course activities. It is therefore valuable to understand what you want to get out of the course! The course is capped at 40 registrants to allow for individual attention and richer discussion. ESW student members get 60% off, while professional members get 30% off.
|Student Registration||$ 25.00|
|Professional Registration||$ 75.00|