Nature Drawing and Biomimicry Journaling

Our gardens, parks and forests are filled with wonders and beauty. Breathtaking wildlife and beautiful plants that give us life, it’s important to understand our world and nature drawing and biomimicry journaling give children an opportunity to enhance their understanding and appreciation of our earth. The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling provides greatContinue reading “Nature Drawing and Biomimicry Journaling”

Puffin Beaks Glow under UV light! Biomimicry Journal

Have you ever seen a puffin in the wild? One of the great things about biomimicry is that there is interesting information and great videos on the Internet and in the library. So, if you just like me have never had the pleasure of seeing a puffin in the wild, you can still study thisContinue reading “Puffin Beaks Glow under UV light! Biomimicry Journal”

Biomimicry Journal – Bubble Froth Inspiration

What if you can use foam to protect yourself from germs? What would you look like? Foam-nesting frogs build meringue-like structures to protect their young even under the harshest of conditions. The nests look delicate but they are tough structures. These types of frogs can provide inspiration for lots of ideas. Creating a Biomimicry JournalContinue reading “Biomimicry Journal – Bubble Froth Inspiration”

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Think Dive – Biomimicry Biomimicry is an exciting way to inspire young children to be creative, curious and to observe the world. Children come to understand how animals and plants can be used as a platform upon which ideas and inventions can be developed. Biomimicry bridges the boundaries traditionally found in education and provides youngContinue reading “Home”

BioThinkDive about Ice-Cream, Beaches, and Travelling

Spring has arrived with bats, butterflies, nest-building! Weekends and school holidays are spent at the beach. Ice creams, sunhats, and sandcastles are part of a visit to the beach. But can a visit to the beach involve biomimicry? Biomimicry is the conscious observation of the natural world. The observations can be used to solve problems.Continue reading “BioThinkDive about Ice-Cream, Beaches, and Travelling”

Nature, Invention, Biomimicry Books & Games

Books make a wonderful gift! Books are one of my biggest weaknesses. I love thin books, thick books, adult’s book, children’s books, picture books and books with nothing but words! Here is a list of books that inspires us to look at nature. The books may challenge us to invent things, solve problems, dream andContinue reading “Nature, Invention, Biomimicry Books & Games”

A summer filled with the sound of squirrels! – Sound Mapping

Sound is important when you are birding or bat spotting, but we can learn a lot about nature from closing our eyes and focusing on distinguishing signals. Our garden has this summer been bursting with the sounds of squirrels playing the trees. If we focused, we could hear them jumping from one branch to theContinue reading “A summer filled with the sound of squirrels! – Sound Mapping”

Puffilicious Rubbish Picker Litter Stick

The idea appeared yesterday when we were walking our dog. So many interesting ideas appear when you are walking. Walking improves creativty, according to a Stanford study. Stuck at home, staring at the walls, ideas seem hard to hatch. We have been thinking about the puffins but every idea seemed . . . boring .Continue reading “Puffilicious Rubbish Picker Litter Stick”

Puffins – Clownlike inspiration

Puffins have been in the news this week. Sadly, climate change might be the reason behind the crested or tufted puffins decline in numbers in the Bering Sea. Although, I have previously used endangered animals as inspiration for ideas, when I selected puffins a couple of weeks ago for a new booklet that I amContinue reading “Puffins – Clownlike inspiration”

Inspired by Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day

 Red deer, squirrel, dormice, and harlequin ladybird for Halloween! October month is filled with fascinating animals and plants. There is plenty to see and sometimes wildlife is right on our doorstep if we know what to look for and how to look. The book Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day by BrettContinue reading “Inspired by Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day”

Dot-ish Positive Nature Words

Wild things Mud Faces Talking trees Adventure Peace Magical Fill a page in your Biomimicry Journal with positive nature words. Creative and inspirational energy is important when you think dive into nature. For young biomimicrists it is vital to look at animals and plants with a positive and curious mindset. We are after all huntingContinue reading “Dot-ish Positive Nature Words”

Step out of the classroom and into nature

Looking for an hands-on lessons and activities that engage children in environmental literacy? Biomimicry offers project-based instructions that may inspire future generations to care for nature and to see nature as a spot that offer not only calmness and spectacular experiences of beauty and drama but also can make your head twirl around with possibilities.Continue reading “Step out of the classroom and into nature”

A day at the Beach

Use the beach to spark your imagination! What can be better than to lie in silence at the shore, listening to the waves and watching sand grains roll back and forth? Explore beaches and admire sea shells while you breathe in the sea air. A day at the beach is a wonderous adventure. A greatContinue reading “A day at the Beach”

Biomimicrylicious Time

Finding engaging activities that inspire our children to be responsible guardians of Earth, is challenging. But biomimicry – learning from nature – can make all the difference. By using nature as inspiration children can find viable solutions and invent things that are characterized by a more natural and sustainable foundation. Children can search for patternsContinue reading “Biomimicrylicious Time”

Wishlist for a Young Biomimicrist

Books, magnifying glass, journal and pencils. Here are some ideas to inspire a love for inventions and nature. Robert Macfarlane The Lost Words is a beautiful large-format children’s book with stunning illustrations by Jackie Morris. Go here to read a review. Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart is a perfect introduction to feathers. FeathersContinue reading “Wishlist for a Young Biomimicrist”