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Biomimicry: Exploring Nature's Intelligence and Elegance

Biomimicry: Exploring Nature's Intelligence and Elegance. Photo by Steven N. Severinghaus.

How does a cactus protect itself from the harsh desert sun? Why do tropical plants often have purple pigment in their leaves? Over the course of 3.8 billion years of life on earth, plants have developed ingenious strategies to survive and thrive. The design concept of biomimicry looks to these natural processes and structures, using them as inspiration to tackle our human challenges. In this interactive class you will learn the basics of biomimicry design, while exploring the “living library” outside that holds the secrets to success for all life on this planet.
Dates:September 12, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:Th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:Administration Building Classroom 123
Instructor:Danielle Trofe
Member Fee:$ 42.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 46.00
Notes:Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom. In advance of class, show registration confirmation for free admission to the Garden. For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue. Allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Education building.

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