A Dayma journey reveals nature’s genius by allowing journeyers to get immersed into a natural habitat through activities and reflections. Journeyers are given specific tools to allow them to decipher the clues, patterns and strategies that are offered in nature, and thus empower them to translate these into different fields. Therefore Biomimicry taps into the power of interdisciplinary learning, where the different fields come together to learn from nature, to ultimately allow us to better fit into this world.
What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested 3.8 billion years of patterns and strategies, examples include a solar cells inspired by a leaf or infrastructure inspired by termite mounds. The goal is to lead people to start connecting deeply with nature to be able to become future innovators and therefore create products, processes, and policies – new ways of living – that are well adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.
We humans have been getting less in touch with nature in the past decades and are becoming less sustainable towards this Earth. Having reached the limits of nature’s tolerance, we are finally shopping for answers to the question: “How can we live on this home planet without destroying it?” We are entering the age of “Ecological Revolution” and we believe that nature can offer the tools to equip students to partake in this new movement.
Biomimicry as a field can be traced back to Leonardo Da Vinci’s time, with his many aerial inventions, but only more recently has it come to the frontlines with such people as Janine Benyus founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and Steven Vogel, Michael Pawlyn, Paul Stamets, to name just a few.