Why Learn Biomimicry?

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We are Africa's first online biomimicry course 

We're so proud that we've been able to establish our own roots here in South Africa, while continuing to be deeply inspired by the biomimicry pioneer species in the Northern hemisphere who have taught us so much. This course is presented by  Claire Janisch (B.Pro) – the founder of Biomimicry South Africa. 

Our courses were designed by Claire Janisch and Jessica Berliner (B.Practitioner & Communication designer), and the beautiful feature films were created by ReWild Africa. 

The development of the course content was sponsored by Exxaro - Powering Possibility.

Behind the scenes

Learn Biomimicry was formed out of a partnership between BiomimicrySA (represented by Claire and Jess), and ReWild Africa (represented by Alistair and Sam). From our first collaboration, we realised that by combining our diverse skill sets and our common values, we could work together to create biomimicry education that would not only be beautiful, but accessible too. 

We are grateful to the Biomimicry Institute for their ongoing support and encouragement, and to Exxaro for their willingness to share this paradigm-shifting education with the world.

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Who is BiomimicrySA?

BiomimicrySA is a regional network of The Biomimicry Institute, and promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies. BiomimicrySA connects, inspires, educates, & enables biomimics in South Africa and beyond...

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Who is ReWild Africa?

We exist to identify and shine a light on solutions for a wilder world. Working with businesses, innovators and changemakers who value people, wildlife and our planet, we can collectively regenerate, restore and transform the world we live in. Our aim is to create a positive, large scale impact through film, education and experiences.

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We believe in thinking outside.

Our global challenges can't be solved with the same kind of thinking that created them. They also can't be solved by waiting for someone else to do it. What we need is a change of perspective. By looking to nature for inspiration, thousands of individuals and organisations around the world are redefining the way that we think, design and do business – to be more resilient, adaptive and regenerative. Nature is everywhere, and we believe that anyone should be able to learn from it and transform their part of the world too.

Who should learn biomimicry?

Anyone who feels that we should be improving the way we design our products, processes and systems, and most of all those who thirst for a more sustainable (regenerative and resilient) world. And anyone who is keen to learn from the most experienced teacher out there – nature.

In our case studies, we feature people who are evolving the fields of: product design, life-friendly chemistry, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, land rehabilitation, materials engineering, architecture, city planning, civil engineering, water management, hygiene and medicine, industrial design, building materials, business models – and so many more.

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These courses were developed by BiomimicrySA and ReWild, and sponsored by Exxaro:

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In partnership with:

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