Summer Lecture Series: Great Ideas from Nature
08/13/2012, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden - map
What would happen if we used nature as a mentor and partner in solving our challenges - to build a better train, a faster swimsuit for Olympians or a healthier community? Join us as we uncover the meaning of biomimicry and explore the science and art of emulating nature's best biological ideas to solve human problems.
Fortune 50 companies are using this leading edge methodology for creating sustainable solutions by learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create healthier human technologies and designs. How can we practice biomimicry in our own community?
Margo Farnsworth is one of only 17 Biomimicry Fellows in the world and teaches biomimicry at Lipscomb University in Tennessee. She serves on the Biomimicry Education Advisory Board where she works with professors around the world who are integrating this practice into their curriculums. She has additionally worked in communities across Tennessee to enhance healthy waterways – both in quality and supply – for almost two decades. "