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Biomimicry Practice: Learn about using the AskNature website!

  • WeWork Pioneer Place 700 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

Have you ever wondered why hissing cockroaches hiss… and how the mechanism they use might influence energy efficient designs?

To explore how a biological function can inspire us, we can now “AskNature”- an amazing online resource hosted by the Biomimicry Institute. The AskNature website may be used to find biological strategies and inspired ideas simply by entering the name of an organism or problem.

This meet-up will be a fun exercise in exploring the AskNature tool, using a selection of animals and identifying useful functions that can then be used for energy efficiency and water management. Join us in learning and brainstorming! The ideas we come up with will help in the design of a biomimicry activity that will be offered during a tour of the Oregon Zoo Education Center as part of Sustainable Building Week.