Learn biomimicry wherever you are through these online learning courses



Biomimicry Foundational Course

This foundational course is offered by Biomimicry3.8 as an introduction for anyone, no matter their discipline or background, to get started as a biomimic. In this self-paced cruise through 3+ hours of fresh content, you’ll learn the basics to see all life – from mycelium to mountain ranges – as the genius design partner it is. Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder, Dr. Dayna Baumeister presents the biomimicry design approach in great detail while keeping the experience highly engaging. And when you finish, you will have a new way to connect to all that’s around you, including those of us in the biomimicry community. The content introduces you to Biomimicry Thinking and Life's Principles. The course objectives include: 

  • Interpret and utilise a biomimicry case study
  • Gain familiarity with the process of integrating biology into design
  • Understand the steps for connecting with nature and other biomimicry practitioners

CLICK HERE to sign up for the course through Biomimicry3.8.


Biomimicry Basics

This introductory online course is offered through The Biomimicry Institute. Begin your biomimicry Learning Journey with a new introductory online self-paced course from Vibrant OS. Vibrant OS is an education partner of the Biomimicry Institute. BiomimicrySA is a regional network of the institute. A portion of each registration supports the Global Institute. Instructor Denise DeLuca, PE, will show you a step-by-step method for turning nature’s strategies into innovative solutions for human problems. You’ll not only learn the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of biomimicry, you’ll learn how to apply biomimicry to solve technical and non-technical problems. You can work on your own challenge, or just follow along with the examples provided. No prior knowledge about biomimicry is required – just a curiosity to learn! Four hours of training are provided and divided into 53 video segments designed for easily accessible, self-paced learning. The course fee includes lifetime access and there is a 30 day money back guarantee.

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Graduate Certificate in Biomimicry 

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This Certificate in Biomimicry, delivered completely online, is designed to enable you to integrate biomimicry principles and tools into your current or planned profession, and serve as a leader in the emerging network of biomimicry researchers and practitioners. The coursework is focused on the tools and methodologies of biomimicry in the context of how they can be integrated into a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Unlike many graduate programs, which deepen the thinking within one’s discipline, this certificate provides the opportunity for you to create a hybrid of your current discipline with biomimicry. You will have dedicated time and mentorship from biomimicry experts, peers and instructors to explore the application of core fundamentals in your own discipline, field, or area of interest during the “Biomimicry Virtual Design Lab”. As such, you will benefit the most from the training with at least a few years of experience in a specific discipline. The graduate certificate in Biomimicry is offered at ASU through The Biomimicry Center and the School of Life Sciences, in conjunction with Biomimicry 3.8, the globally renowned thought leaders in this emerging field.



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Through this degree program, you will learn the methodology and practice of the discipline and how to facilitate its application across a wide-variety of applications. This program is ideal if you are interested in innovative, transdisciplinary learning and the opportunity to work with students from around the globe to advance the field and develop sustainable, real-world applications. You will also apply the fundamentals of your training during a series of practicums, including a self-designed “Biomimicry Virtual Design Lab.” The biomimicry MS addresses the strong demand for the incorporation of biomimicry practices in different professions and industries including sustainability, design, life science, engineering and business. Because of the practical application emphasis of the program, you will benefit the most from your training with at least a 3-5 years of experience after your undergraduate degree. Others who have studied biomimicry have applied their knowledge globally in areas like sustainability, transportation, product design, architecture, economics, and nonprofit ventures.


Life in all its intricacy offers untold possibilities for the transformation of civilisation.
— Paul Hawken