October Biomimicry Swarm
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
The Bay Area Biomimicry Network is swarming! Join us Wednesday, October 9 for an up-and-close look at some of nature's most beautiful design. Colleagues and friends are encouraged to join.
Biomimicry Treasure Hunt
This month, we will be hunting for biomimicry-inspiring plants at the San Franciso Conservatory of Flowers, and use the treasures we find for a hands on exploration of nature's brilliance. For instance, one challenge may be to find the Victorian Orchid within the Conservatory, and then discuss which of nature's strategies that species thrives at; another may be to discover a plant that excels by "integrating the unexpected", "fitting form to function", or using other design lessons from nature. Jane Scurich from the Conservatory will help facilitate.
This event is especially suited for those who are brand new to biomimicry, including young students and their parents. It will be facilitated by Deb Grove of the Conservatory and the BABN team.
Food and drink are supported by our members. When registering, please consider selecting a $5 or $10 donation ticket and help biomimicry flourish in the Bay Area.
Getting there & at the swarm
- The Conservatory is accessible from a large range of public transportation options. Find out more here.
- There are two bicycle racks at the Conservatory: one on the East side of the building, and one near the restrooms on Conservatory Drive West.
- Street and garage parking are both available.
- Arrive early to meet others from the BABN hive.
- Please consider helping us share biomimicry in the Bay Area by donating.
When & Where
Bay Area Biomimicry Network
Inspire. Connect. Catalyze.
At home in one of the most innovative ecosystems on earth, the Bay Area Biomimicry Network serves to inspire and catalyze the regional application of biomimicry.
Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon 3.8 billion years of the natural world's designs, processes, and systems to inspire innovative solutions to human challenges.
There are three simple steps to becoming part of the Bay Area Biomimicry Network:
[ 1 ] Post your "hello" in our LinkedIn group
[ 2 ] Attend a monthly swarm meeting
[ 3 ] Consider joining a team initiative