Participants explore the concept of biomimicry, or taking inspiration from nature in the design of new technology, through a matching game.
By asking participants “What if we could grow our own packaging?” we invite them to explore Ecovative mushroom materials, a Styrofoam (polystyrene) packaging alternative grown from mycelium (mushroom “roots”) and agricultural waste. Participants compare the life cycle of polystyrene to that of Ecovative and design and make their own Ecovative product.
Participants learn about biomimicry and explore Sharklet film, an innovation based on shark skin that inhibits the growth of bacteria on surfaces. Through hands-on simulation participants discover the secrets behind the technology. *For Sharklet samples please contact Beyond Benign.