Biomimicry Bootcamp 

In partnership with CECV, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria invites Catholic students to explore the emerging discipline of biomimicry.

During this nature inspired STEM program, students will be guided by RBGV’s expert biomimicry educators to observe the tried and tested biological strategies and patterns of nature and learn how nature can be used for design inspiration and problem-solving

Activities for the day

Morning Session - Bio-design Introduction

Students will:

  • Learn examples of bio-inspired inventions
    and the nature models that influenced
    them.
  • Identify biological strategies of nature
    through guided nature observation.
  • Brainstorm their own nature-inspired
    ideas.

BREAK

Afternoon Session - Student Design Challenge

Students will:

  • Become Biomimics, practicing nature-inspired
    design.
  • Utilise design thinking and STEM skills to
    apply the practice of biomimicry in a Design
    Challenge.
  • Be prepared to utilise biomimicry in
    development of a 2022 MACS STEM MAD
    entry.