Discovering Nature’s Genius
December 9 – 14, 2014 | La Cusinga Lodge, Uvita, Costa Rica with Biomimicry 3.8
This program held by Biomimicry 3.8 will empower you in the practice of biomimicry by strengthening your ability to use the biomimicry process for discovering nature’s amazing adaptations developed over 3.8 billion years of evolution. Your program leaders will guide your discovery into how life’s strategies can help humanity solve its own challenges in design, business, engineering, and beyond.
This immersion experience held in the tropical rainforest ecosystem of Costa Rica will teach you how to deeply observe the natural world with the support from our experienced program leaders and translate those observations into insights that can drive innovative, biomimetic solutions to a wide range of challenges.
In addition to a life-changing experience in one of Costa Rica’s most biologically rich collection of ecosystems, immersion program participants also receive access to the Foundations of Biomimicry online course and earn credit towards the Biomimicry Specialist Certificate.
This workshop is open to professional- and university-level participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience with biomimicry. The agenda is designed to give non-biologists a front door into the world of biology and how to apply its lessons. However, biologists will also find value in the workshop in learning how to make biological information accessible, relevant, and valuable to a wide range of audiences.
Dr. Dayna Baumeister
Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder
Dr. Baumeister is a world-renowned biomimicry lecturer and consultant as well as the Director of the Biomimicry Professional Certificate Program and co-director of the Biomimicry Center at ASU. As the leader of the immersion program, she will share her 15+ years of experience bringing biological intelligence to a wide range of audiences as well as her visionary leadership for the meme.
Certified Biomimicry Professional, Restoration Ecologist, Wilderness Educator
Karen is a Certified Biomimicry Professional, biologist, and educator who is passionate about sharing the secrets of the natural world to inform sustainable innovations. Her interdisciplinary science background and love of natural history help Karen serve as a Biologist at the Design Table, translating nature’s strategies for architects, engineers, and designers.