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Workshop Engineering Inspired By NatureEngineering Inspired by Nature Workshop

June 16 – 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily

Hawken School 
12465 County Line Road  
Gates Mills, Ohio

Presented by Sam Stier, Director of the Center for Learning with Nature Hosted by Great Lakes Biomimicry and Hawken School

Sam Stier, Director of the Center for Learning with Nature, will teach you how to use the award-winning “Engineering Inspired by Nature” curriculum, which was designated as the Top Product of 2015 by District Administration Magazine and recipient of the 2016 REVERE Award by the Association of American Publishers.

After the workshop, you and your students can:

  • Use scanning electron micrographs to understand the internal architecture and performance of materials.
  • Explore materials science and structural engineering through the example of schoolyard trees.
  • Redesign common objects to optimize material use, based on how bones grow.
  • Make cement in a process inspired by coral reefs, without quarries and greenhouse gases.
  • Design and construct a solar cell inspired by leaves.
  • And more …


  • Registration closes May 1
    $400/person (lunch and light snacks included)
    Please indicate any dietary restrictions and your lunch selection for each day during registration.