Danielle Trofe

Biomimicry

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Interpreting Nature’s Genius

Ever wonder what makes a peacock’s feathers so vibrant? Or how ants can communicate along complex scent trails to find and distribute food? How do honeybees use swarm logic to regulate the internal hive temperature? And why do trees and other plants grow in a similar and repeating patterns?

These questions encompass the underlying inquiry and ethos of biomimicry, looking to nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies to help solve our human challenges. Nature has 3.8 billion years of problem-solving experience, many of these problems are the same challenges humans are facing today. There’s a “living library” outside made up of animals, plants, microbes and fungi (to name a few) that hold the secrets to success for all life on this planet.

 
After 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
— JANINE M. BENYUS, BIOMIMICRY: INNOVATION INSPIRED BY NATURE

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Want to learn from nature?

Biomimicry guest lectures, panel discussion, custom workshops and industry consulting services on-demand!


Biomimicry Services

Nature’s genius is all around us, we just need to quiet our minds and, at times, our egos to begin to listen to and learn from the elders that have come before us. These masters live amongst us in the form of the microorganisms in your gut, the protective mangrove forests along our shorelines, the birds of prey that circle our heads, and the fungi found beneath our feet. They hold the secret strategies of not only how to survive on this planet, but to thrive in harmony with all life.

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Exploring nature’s Genius Outdoors

What better way to practice biomimicry than to use the great outdoors as your “classroom.” Explore a new rugged trail or visit your local park, get to know your flora and fauna through immersive experiences, maybe even practice a little forest bathing, whatever your fancy… just find a way to GET OUTSIDE!

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lunch & Learns | Guest Lectures

Want to learn how biomimicry can inform your industry? From architecture to business management and product design to corporate culture, nature has evolved patterns and strategies for cultivating community while also building with minimal energy and materials using green chemistry. Learn more about tailored talks for your company and trade.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Check out what we’ve already got cook’in! Scroll through our list of upcoming biomimicry talks and walks, mushroom mycelium interactive workshops and industry networking events. Have an idea for a class you’d like to attend or want to partner with us to create a workshop, let us know!