Creature Feature: Who Has an Ear for Cool Technology?

Our Creature Feature series is a result of collaborations between education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute describes how jackrabbits stay cool. By Dimitri Smirnoff and Jeanette Lim  If you lived in Death Valley, how would you stay cool? In a place where summer temperatures average a staggering 46˚ C (116˚ F) staying cool can be a challenge for any critter! Humans have … Continue reading Creature Feature: Who Has an Ear for Cool Technology?

Creature Feature: Wriggling Ways of the Earthworm

Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our collaborations between education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute describes how earthworms get around as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute Earthworms moving about through dirt and grass are a common sight in gardens, backyards, and parks everywhere. As they move through the … Continue reading Creature Feature: Wriggling Ways of the Earthworm

Go on a Biodiversity Expedition

This activity is designed to be used in part or as a whole and is adaptable for classroom or informal educational settings. By Julie Brown, National Geographic Project Manager Laptops are closed, the car is packed, and you’re headed to where your kids can run wild and free. Here’s a new way to keep them busy and curious along the way and while you’re on … Continue reading Go on a Biodiversity Expedition

Creature Feature: Masters of Silent Flight

Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our collaborations in education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute shares more about what makes the barn owl a stealthy hunter as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Sam Gochman, Ayda Uraz, and Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute Barn owls are often regarded as mysterious creatures, with their nocturnal habits, … Continue reading Creature Feature: Masters of Silent Flight

Creature Feature: The Solar-powered Hornet

Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our partnerships in education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute shares more about what makes the oriental hornet a solar-powered marvel, as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Leon Wang and Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute At first glance, the oriental hornet may appear alarming with its stinger … Continue reading Creature Feature: The Solar-powered Hornet