Biomimicry (fostering innovation & sustainability) as a driver for…
Biomimicry (fostering innovation & sustainability) as a driver for conservation.
An optimistic approach for innovation leading to biodiversity conservation (Michal Topaz in Tel Aviv)
Conservation Behaviour / Animal Behaviour / Environmental Ed/
Florida Uni: Dr Martha Monroe (Environmental Ed) : Student Lauren Watkins: impact by design
Study of the reciprocal relationships between humans and nature with a particular focus on how to encourage conservation of the natural world
management of nature and of Earth Biodiversity with the aim of protecting species their habitats and ecosystems from excess rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions.
BMs potential to be a source of innovation for business, while bridging the natural world to human challenges. Zoos acting as microcosms of the natural world and a house of expertise and knowledge thus becoming incubators for innovation and tech transfer to advance BM. Biomimicry as a incentive for an industrial audience perhaps even a collaborative relationship, corporate participants gaining insight into their tech/sci issues and environmental aspects behind these and how these are connected to social issues. This connection could possibly advance to conservation action or pro-environmental behavior either on an individual or group level.
REbeeca - K-12 Education Vicky Seales: Director of Con Psy, kristen lukas: director of conservation & sci, Kristin Cornake Paid programming, Sarah Crupi: Young professionals (fundraising - Bendix) Katie Corr: Adult Ed (highschool - MSc prog) Public Prgamming is walking around non directed to professionals or industry.
Success of their Biomimicry type exhibit and adults.? Jason Davis: Director Adult programming (astronomy), Cortney Freyhauf (education event coord)- Monica Meldrumm.(youth & family) Ashlet Hall (adult Program Coordinator)Julia Swanson (outdoor ed coord)
Enrichment Prog: Autumn Russel: director of education.
: (Safari Park & Institute for Conservation Research): conferences and ideation workshops Center for Bioinspiration. Tech to reconnect
Techion Israel Institute of Tech: Safari Ramat Gan Zoological Center. Michal Topaz PhD student (zoo based adult sci education) led by Prof Tali Tal (faculty of Ed in Sci & Tech)
Bruce Lawson Field Guide Association of SA
Assessing "creativity, innovation and connection to nature" by practicing biomimicry in the outdoors (Field Trip In Natural Environments (FiNE) Framework. Morag ) & Tal T 2012.
The importance of local informal institutions (zoos, field station , museums) for bio inspired innovation, acting as microcosms for the natural world. Everyone can do biomimicry without paying for 3.8s $40,000 trips to AFRICA.
Can Biomimicry be the link to conserve species that are most in need for conservation action but are not flagship species: conservation through inspiring functionality (slime mold / hag fish)..
Biomimicry Methodology out there specific for sustainable Design: Test these methodologies & tools at JMS: could collaborate with Fayemi & Kristina..... Still need to know how to define a prob in a way to look for specific bio models and to define it is such a way for a sustainable design process (so maybe I focus on the front end of process) - Tool & Methods for Prob Definition & identify Bio models - and then tools for effective exploration of bio models and concepts within a zoo environment.
Conservtion Psychology Institute
: St louis zoo 20-23 aug 2019 $825:
incl flights & Acc & Food
Potentially in the Summer (Sust Design): why not just a coaching type long-distance training NDA needed
for Industry / Adults
tools/methods for Con Psych
social practice theory
TTM: Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change
CNS: Connection to nature sclae
NEP: New Ecological Paradigm
EAN: Emotional Affinity to Nature Scale
ELM: elaboration likelihood model
VBN: Value Behavior Norm Theory
DMF: Decision Making Framework:
Stages of Development
Ittleson foundation, cons psych list serv,
Con Psy Certificate Online:
UC San Diego Extension
$550 4/15/19 - 6/14/19
Antioch: 32week cert in con psy - 9cred in Environmental Psych dept $8,500
Antiooch Uni: Abigail Abrash Walton
Behvaiour change for sustinability in corporate environments driven from upper management and business strategies etc - could biomimicry be an exciting and innovative drive for R&D to drive pro environmental behaviour in what and how they create.
Other Possible Papers - 1) croc project. 2) zoo trip -compared to innovation at JMS 3) 3hour class take aways (interviews with participants now) 4) impact of 1hr biomimicry hike on conservation thinking.
IRI Journal, Journal of Interpretation Research (101 Class or Zoo Trip), Designs, Creativity Research Journal, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics