You heard in the previous blog post that we led our first Biomimicry Launchpad Entrepreneurship Expedition in early February at Geoversity’s remote campus in the Mamoní Valley Preserve. As Jared mentioned, we had three goals for our participants: to help them reconnect with nature, to build community as biomimicry innovators, and to contemplate next steps on their sustainability and entrepreneurial paths. I’m a biologist and lifelong naturalist, with years of experience leading expeditions to remote corners of the world, so I have to admit, I was particularly looking forward to being immersed in tropical nature with this dynamic cohort of designers, engineers, architects and entrepreneurs.
Throughout my years as a naturalist and expedition leader, I worked to inspire people to care for the natural world by teaching them about nature. With biomimicry, I’ve learned that it can be much more impactful to help people learn from nature. As you probably well know, the practice of biomimicry involves three core elements: Ethos, (Re)connect and Emulate.