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Advanced Ecology: Biomimicry

Date(s) – January 12, 2019 – February 2, 2019
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Marine Science Institute,
500 Discovery Parkway,
Redwood City, CA, United States


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Come learn with us at the Marine Science Institute!

Advanced Ecology is a newly designed afternoon program tailored to students who have previous experience with marine science. This program is specifically designed for students ages 9-14.

Biomimicry is the practice of taking inspiration from nature to create solutions to meet human needs in a sustainable way. Over the course of this program students will be introduced to the concept of Biomimicry, and study real rocky intertidal animals as inspiration for sustainable design. They will participate in a trip to the tidepools in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, where they will apply their knowledge of Biomimicry to brainstorm creative design solutions inspired by the organisms that they find. Using the information they have learned about coastal animals, students will then apply this knowledge by designing their own sustainable research station in small groups and presenting it to their peers.

Cost is $150/student. Registration can be found here. Class schedule and times are as follows:

1/12 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Introduction to Biomimicry

 1/19 2:30 pm-5:00 pm – Tidepool Expedition @ Pillar Point

 1/26 10:00 am-12:30 pm – Ocean Lab

  2/2  10:00 am-12:00 pm – Biomimicry Design Challenge

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