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Nature Is The Best Teacher

Nature is the best engineering and design teacher of all- it's been there for 3.8 billion years, constantly evolving brilliant solutions.

The movement dedicated to learning and aligning with this infinite wisdom is Biomimicry.

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's models and the emulates these forms, processes, and strategies to solve human problems. Sustainability is already a given, because after all, nature has made all these systems work for 3.8 billion years.

How does nature deal with evenly distributing nourishment within a system for example? Ask a leaf or the branch of a tree, and you will see established patterns, mathematical formulas that nature makes use of time and again. The forms are there for us to study, to learn from -- and to design in accordance with.

This video shines the spotlight on what we learn from creatures of the sea.

Biomimicry is taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Instructor Carl Hastrich says: "It's huge. It really is shifting mindsets. We're only just recently remembering that nature is far more complex, far more intricate, far more innovative on all sorts of different levels than we ever imagined."

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by 16:9 The Bigger Picture