Biomimicry 3.8: Discover Nature’s Genius in Costa Rica

Start: 
Mon, 2017/12/04 - Sat, 2017/12/09
Location: 
La Cusinga Eco Lodge, Costa Rica

From a groundbreaking cement making process that helps fight climate change to a super-efficient wastewater treatment system that mimics natural wetlands ability to purify water, biomimicry is inspiring change-makers around the world create sustainable, disruptive innovations that help solve some of Earth’s most pressing challenges.

If you’re looking for cutting-edge professional training designed to inspire better ways to innovate, join us in the rainforests and reefs of Costa Rica for a hands-on introduction to nature’s genius. This five-day exploration with our world-class instructors through interlinking ecosystems provides a phenomenally diverse and fascinating backdrop to help introduce you to the biomimicry methodology, allowing you to discover, unpack, and be inspired by the power of biological intelligence.

Every immersion workshop is tailored to the local ecosystem, setting up each day to be brimming with content and exploration. You should plan to clear your agenda and fully immerse yourself in the biomimicry experience. In Costa Rica, we’ll explore mangroves by kayak, snorkel among parrotfish in the coral reef,  and discover the wonders of the rainforest with a local expert.

Upon completing this immersion workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify sustainable innovation strategies in nature
  • Understand functional objectives being achieved by forms, processes, and systems in nature
  • Translate biological intelligence into relevant and applicable solutions and strategies
  • Recognize and use Life’s Principles—a Biomimicry 3.8 tool that identifies design lessons from nature—that can be modeled to create innovative strategies and be used as a sustainability benchmarks
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