Summer Biomimicry Workshop for Educators

biomimicry workshop outdoors

Make STEM education come to life!

BiomimicryNYC has partnered with the BOCES Center for Environmental Education on their annual Biomimicry Workshop for Educators. Cost is only $75 per person for this 4 day workshop running from the evening of Monday, June 30th through Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Held at the beautiful Omega Institute for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY.

WHATREGISTER for this summer’s “Biomimicry Workshop for K-12 Educators” organized by BiomimicryNYC and the BOCES Center for Environmental Education. Taught by Dr. Sue Kezios.

WHEN: Monday, June 30th through Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

COST: Only $75 per person, due to generous support by NYSERDA.

WHERE: The beautiful Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, NY.

LODGING: Room and board are additional. The Omega Institute campus has several options for room and board. Students may also find housing or hotels in Rhinebeck. In addition, BiomimicryNYC will be providing four (4) $100 scholarships towards room and board. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Adiel Gavish.

CONTACTDorna Schroeter with questions about the program. Additional details below:

Biomimicry Workshop for Educators

 

Details:

Biomimicry is a great vehicle to help teachers embed a strong engineering and design component in their curriculum and meet the goals of NGSS, CCS and STEAM. This activity-packed workshop for teachers of grades 3-12 will be led by Dr. Sue Kezios, Director of Youth Programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. One of her major initiatives is Nature’s Engineers, a program that introduces youth to the science of biomimicry. The workshop will include many of the activities Dr. Kezios has developed for her youth programs.

This 4-day, 30 hour workshop is designed to: 

  • Help participants develop respect for nature as a creative problem solver
  • Provide participants with experiences that will help them understand nature as an engineer
  • Engage participants in a multitude of Common Core & Next Gen Standard activities inspired by nature that use the engineering design process
  • Provide time for participants to integrate the activities into their curriculum
  • Connect participants with NYS inventors and entrepreneurs that are incorporating biomimicry into their processes and products

PD Credit30 hours In-service credit based on district policy
To Register (NY Residents): visit this link 
To Register (Educators outside of NY):  please contact:  dschroeter@pnwboces.org