Workshops

Biomimicry Switzerland offers hands-on experiential learning experiences for children and adults alike.  The goal of these educational programs is to help participants re-connect with nature and learn how to access and apply nature's genius to human design challenges.  Our team is dedicated to teaching and supporting biomimicry education throughout Switzerland.

Fundamentals of Biomimicry - Introductory Workshop

The Fundamentals of Biomimicry workshop provides an introduction to biomimicry thinking. Innovative entrepreneurs who wish to make sustainability an integral part of their work need inspiring examples of how it can be done. This course engages participants in how we can learn from natural processes to create products and services that are models of resource efficiency and beauty.  Participants will explore the principles of biomimicry in depth and look at a number of architectural and engineering applications that have used this discipline to achieve radical improvements in resource efficiency.

Biomimicry Educational Workshop Series

The biomimicry educational workshop is a four-part series offering a more in-depth introduction to this field.  You'll co-learn with professionals and students from a 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 genius of our local Swiss biomes, led by local experts (e.g. local naturalists, biomimicry certified experts) who will reveal to you a whole new way of viewing and valuing the natural world!

 

Deer Antlers Inspire Basis of Super-Tough Materials What makes the antlers of a deer so bone-crushingly strong? Scientists at the University of York in the UK weren't not sure exactly how the moisture level in deer antlers affects their strength. They studied antlers that were cut just before the stage when stags start dueling, when they need their antlers to be at their strongest, and discovered that during this period, the antlers dry out. Dry, stiff materials are usually brittle and easily breakable, but deer antlers proved to be 2.4 times stronger than wet bone. This revelation seems to have solved a puzzling problem for engineers: making a material that is both stiff and tough. The structure of deer antlers will likely become the basis of incredibly durable industrial materials. Source: WebEcosit.com

Deer Antlers Inspire Basis of Super-Tough Materials

What makes the antlers of a deer so bone-crushingly strong? Scientists at the University of York in the UK weren't not sure exactly how the moisture level in deer antlers affects their strength. They studied antlers that were cut just before the stage when stags start dueling, when they need their antlers to be at their strongest, and discovered that during this period, the antlers dry out. Dry, stiff materials are usually brittle and easily breakable, but deer antlers proved to be 2.4 times stronger than wet bone. This revelation seems to have solved a puzzling problem for engineers: making a material that is both stiff and tough. The structure of deer antlers will likely become the basis of incredibly durable industrial materials. Source: WebEcosit.com