Workshop for Informal Educators:
New England Aquarium
February 27, 2015 9am – 3:30pm
Join with other informal education professionals to explore Biomimicry – the process of emulating nature’s strategies. For 3.8 billion years plants, animals and microbes have been evolving and solving complex problems. Using an approach to innovation that seeks inspiration from nature, Biomimicry often looks to the ocean and marine animals. You are invited to join in exploring this fascinating topic and its potential in engaging a range of audiences through informal education. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn from experts and practitioners on how Biomimicry can address some of the top environmental issues and how as informal educators we can inspire a new group of innovators to look towards nature to create sustainable solutions.
This workshop, designed for and by informal educators, will include:
· Keynote address by Sam Stier, Founding Director, Learning with Nature and former Director of Youth Education at Biomimicry 3.8. Sam will provide an introduction to biomimicry with an emphasis on the marine world followed by some examples of how it has been included in informal education for children.
· Q&A with Sam Stier and group reflections on how Biomimicry can be used as a platform for informal education.
· Planning and discussion groups based on topic areas the group identifies that will allow each educator to leave with one or more concrete ideas or activities to advance their work.
Offered by the New England Aquarium and Biomimicry New England
Registration is required and space is limited
Register by Wednesday, February 25th
Please click on this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BiomimicryforIE
Please bring your own lunch or be prepared to purchase lunch from area vendors.
Driving, parking and public transportation information can be found here: http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/maps_directions_and_parking/index.php
Unfortunately we cannot offer free parking. Public transportation is recommended.
Workshop will be held in the New England Aquarium’s Ocean Center.
Contact Rebekah Stendahl with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-973-6580