Biomimicry Walk

Explore, discover and be inspired by the natural world

Introduction

The miracle of nature is that whenever there has been a challenge, there is an organism that has found a way to conquer it. Want to live a life of zero waste? Nature has done it! What to live in the desert with no water? Nature has done it? Want to live a more meaningful and prosperous life? Nature has done it!

There are just over 8.7 million described plants and animals on Earth which are essentially individual science experiments, perpetually testing out new ways of doing things in order to find a better way. Since we all live under the same laws of nature and under the same conditions, it makes sense that we learn from the inner workings of the natural world to overcome the challenges of modern life.

They Biomimicry Walk examines those aspects of the natural world that we are all familiar with, and uncovers the extraordinary in the ordinary. It includes a short workshop activity which will deepen your understanding of the world. 

The walk focuses upon 2 different areas of biomimicry.

  • Aspects of nature that offer solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time? 
  • What can we learn from nature to live healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

If you have ever wondered why flowers always clean? How termites use passive cooling to air condition their mounds. How nature deals with waste, and how venomous animals are providing cures for some of the most pervasive lifestyle diseases of modern life? Then the Biomimicry Walk will be of great interest too you!

The Biomimicry walk is part of the One World Ecosystem which supported by award winning book, One World. 

Activity

The Biomimicry Walk consists of a 2 hour guided walk through a natural area exploring how nature can help us overcome the challenges of our time.

Outcomes

An understanding how nature overcomes challenges of our time and how we can live healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. Suitable for all ages and any natural area.

Ideal For?

  • University students.
  • Field guides. 
  • School learners.
  • Home school learners.
  • General public wanting to simplify and live a better life. 

What is biomimicry?

6 comments on “Biomimicry Walk”

  1. When I booked for this walk, I did not know what biomimicry was, but someone else said you were great and that I should attend. I now understand the importance of the natural world, how much we rely upon it and how important it is to as you say "pause our daily lives and get back to basics".

    We all (my family) loved the way you presented the walk, as an exploration of Kloofendal Nature reserve. Your links to plants and animals that offer benefits to us, opened my eyes to the value of those common things. I loved your biomimicry cards that made us think.

    After the walk I made a conscious attempt to live more alined to nature. Thank you for your effort in hosting this event. You have another raving fan!

    1. Hi Margie, thank you for the comments!

      Biomimicry links humanity back to the natural world, a world that give us the basic requirements for life. I consider my biomimicry walks as a vital activity that everyone should attend, simply because resets our mind out of the "this is how it is done| mentality, and offers solutions to some of the most pressing challenges that we are all facing today.

    1. Hi Johan

      Thank you for your comments! Yes, with all the pressures of modern life, I believe that everyone should spend time with me on this walk.

      Jonathan

  2. This was a wonderful day in a beautiful setting with interesting information from Jonathan and the participants. If we could only learn to live differently and stop destroying our beautiful planet! This walk gave me an incentive to educate people on what biomimicry is and I have forwarded the video to friends and family hoping to inspire more people.

    Thank you Jonathan, this will not be the last you see of us 🙂

  3. Today I accompanied Jonathan Leeming, Biomimicry Walk wherein he guided us on a practical exploration of Kloofendal Nature Reserve wherein we discovered how natures organisms find ways of overcoming and conquering its challenges.

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