Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge
[b]Calling all K-12 educators interested in biomimicry![/b]
The Biomimicry Institute invites you to participate with your students in the 2011-2012 [url=http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/education/k-12/biomimicry-youth-challenge.html]Biomimicry Youth Challenge![/url]
Three levels of competition allow students of all ages to explore biomimicry in a format which is creative, project-based, and STEM-focused.
[b]PK-4th Grade- Ask the Planet:[/b] Use the amazing children's music CD Ask the Planet, and its accompanying curricula, to explore biomimicry as a class and create original work together.
[b]5th - 8th Grade- Biology-to-Design:[/b] Go outside and learn about YOUR local ecosystem, then apply your knowledge to design something innovative for humans.
9th - 12th Grade- Challenge-to-Biology:[/b] Identify a challenge, or problem, in need of a solution, then use Ask Nature, the free database of nature's strategies (or other research) to design a solution inspired by nature.
Prizes at each level of competition!
Complete details and registration information can be found at the website of [url=http:/www.biomimicryinstitute.org]The Biomimicry Institute[/url] or contact Grace Decker (email@example.com)
Registration is open through February 1, 2012, and submissions are due April 1, 2012.