As a part of our EnviroSTEM initiative we hosted our first ever virtual Biomimicry weekend on October 17th and 18th, combining environmental science and innovation! The session had over 40 registered participants from all across Canada as well the USA and UK and other parts of the globe.
The session took place over 2 days.
The first day the students learned about their senses and perceptions, math and nature, and the principles of biomimicry:
- Nature runs on sunlight
- Nature uses only the energy it needs
- Nature fits form to function
- Nature recycles everything
- Nature rewards cooperation
- Nature banks on diversity
- Nature demands local expertise
- Nature curbs excesses from within
- Nature taps the power of limits
On the second day, the students worked on applying the biomimicry principles to real life sustainability problems. They presented back to the group and shared their ideas.
The participants all had a great time learning more about nature and working alongside their peers across the globe. See below a summary of the participants and the locations they dialed in from!