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CAPS Hosts Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference at UMass Boston

Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference

This conference focuses on how to integrate biomimicry into the classroom, as well as how biomimicry can address global economic and environmental issues.

Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference

June 21-23, 2013
8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.

The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) at UMass Boston is delighted to host and sponsor Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference this summer. The event, which features a track for educators (the Summit) and a track for entrepreneurs and practitioners (the Global Conference) will be keynoted by scientist, author, and Biomimicry 3.8 Institute co-founder Janine Benyus.

The Summit is the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s annual event focused on presenting and sharing tools for teaching biomimicry to students at all levels. For the first time, the Summit will be held in conjunction with the first Global Biomimicry Conference, which caters to those interested in using biomimicry to address issues such as climate change and sustainable development.

Anamarija Frankic, Biomimicry Fellow, and Associate Director of the School for the Environment at UMass Boston is among the presenters at the Summit and will give a talk about the first Biomimicry LivingLab at the Savin Hill Cove. Anamarija is using LivingLabs as a foundation for in situ partnerships in transdisciplinary science-based solution driven projects for her students and the local communities.

In addition to the Summit and the Global Conference, a special day-long workshop on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor will provide an introduction to biomimicry for educators and an overview of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s programs for K-12, universities, and informal educators.

To receive PDPs, you must register through UMass Boston and for the Biomimicry Education Summit and Global Conference.

For more information:
Full-day workshop:
Janine biography:

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.