If you joined us for our Green Building Workshop October 24, we hope you enjoyed yourself and found it informative. If you were unable to join us, please watch this page in early 2020 for information on our Fall 2020 workshop. If you have ideas for topics for the next workshop, please submit them via our 'Contact' page. Thank you!
**Recap of Biomimicry Presentation
The presentation by Great Lakes Biomimicry was a fantastic learning experience for all. We met at The Lodge at the Toledo Zoo on an unusually warm Fall day. The 3.5 hour presentation- How Biomimicry Can Inspire Sustainable Design began by defining biomimicry (innovation through emulation of biological forms, processes, and systems). The presentation included several hands on sessions (e.g. matching human inventions with the biological models that inspired them). Attendees also learned how nature's solutions typically are far more resourceful than human engineered solutions. Other topics explored were the Genius of Biome, the economic and sustainable value of biomimicry, the value of implementation and much more.
Another highlight of the seminar were the Toledo Zoo 'Animal Ambassadors'.
Thank you once again to The University of Akron and Great Lakes Biomimicry for an interesting and informative seminar!