If you could design rules for a sustainable future what would they be? Biomimicry offers a set of principles based on how nature has practiced sustainability for 3.8 billion years.

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Wild Awake is leading a U.K. team to deliver BioLearn, a pan-European project with partners in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the USA. The project will create new STEM learning resources which inspires secondary school students to use nature as guide to address human challenges.

We are working with schools in Devon to develop and pilot new learning resources. If you would like your school to become involved, please get in touch.

What is Biomimicry?

BioLearn is based on the principles of biominicry, the science and art of mimicking the best ideas from nature to solve human problems.​

Modules

We are currently piloting our learning materials with schools. They will be published below when ready. The table below provides a flavour of what is to come.

Introduction

Biomimicry Principles

Age: 11-13 year / Key Stage 2 & 3
Hours: 1½ per lesson
Number of lessons: an introduction lesson, plus one lesson for each principle
Tags: biomimicry principles, function, diversity, energy, cooperation
Subject: biology.

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Introducing Biomimicry

Age: 13-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 1½ - 2
Number of lessons: 2
Tags: biomimicry, natural design, functions.
Subjects: biology, design & technology

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Sustainable product design

Water Water Everywhere

Age: 13-15 / Key Stage 4
Hours: 3
Number of lessons: 3
Tags: plastic, bottle, biodegradable, natural functions.
Subjects: biology, chemistry, design & technology

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Packaging

Age: 11-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 1½
Number of lessons: 2
Tags: packaging, biology, protect, communicate, design.
Subjects: biology, design & technology

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Packaged by Nature

Age: 11-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 3-5
Number of lessons: 9
Tags: packaging, functions, mycelium, natural functions.
Subjects: biology, chemistry, design & technology

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