Biomimicry: Biology to Design

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 10 - 28, 2024 in Durham, NC (In-person portion starts June 23rd)
June 24 - July 12, 2024 in Durham, NC (In-person portion starts July 7th)
July 8 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC (In-person portion starts July 21st)
Grades Eligible:
Rising  10th 11th 12th
Course Description:

“Biomimicry: Nature-inspired Design” is a project-based, hands-on learning experience that asks highschoolers to design bio-inspired ideas that provide solutions to important real-world challenges. Learners will explore biology’s functionality, through direct observation and research, then transform selected strategies into an innovative engineering design while working collaboratively in teams. 

Leigh Aultman
About The Instructor:

I am a former 8th grade science teacher who taught for 13 years in Chapel Hill at McDougle Middle School. I love exploring and learning about the natural world from watching the behavior of tiny insects to understanding the ecological processes of mangrove forest. I am a life-long learner who feels it is my duty to educate others about nature’s genius in hopes of solving complex challenges that we all face.