Event: Backyard Biomimicry Workshop

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 17:30
Event Description: 






Two Oceans Aquarium and Biomimicry South Africapresent a backyard biomimicry workshop where you will learn about biomimicry in your “backyard” with local leaders in the field and connect with others in your regional biomimicry network. In this biomimicry workshop, you'll co-learn with professionals and students from a wide range of disciplines about the foundations of biomimicry and equip yourself to approach pressing design challenges by drawing inspiration from the natural world. You'll have a chance to explore the natural inspiring organisms in the aquarium, lead by local experts who will reveal to you a whole new way of viewing and valuing the natural world!

Registration deadline: 19 March 2012


Workshop Day 1
30 March 2012 
9h00 (registration 8h30) - 17h30

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, 
Education Centre

  • Introduction to the field of biomimicry
  • Deeper exploration of case studies and inspiring organisms
  • Integrating Biology into design methodology
  • Introduction to Life's Principles

R1000 ($135)
Discounts: 25% discount for students, educators, and NGOs

Workshop Days 2 & 3
Fri 30 March 2012 – Sun 1 April 2012
9h00 - 17h00

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, 
Education Centre

  • Hands-on exploration of the methodology of using Nature as Mentor, Model and
  • Utilise Life's Principles as a design, scoping and evaluation tool
  • Group design challenge using foundations of biomimicry learned in Day 1

R2500 ($335)
Discounts: 25% discount for students, educators, and NGOs