An Inside Look: Animals That Inspire Human Ingenuity

An Audubon Webinar

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 10:00am EDT

Biomimicry is the process of designing new technologies that are inspired by the animals of planet Earth. The natural world is full of problem solvers with solutions we can use to aid our survival. Woodpeckers, for example, are helping us create safer bike helmets. In everything from fashion to architecture, medicine to transportation, it may surprise you how many extraordinary inventions have been inspired by the natural world.

In this conversation, wildlife biologist, TV host, and BBC podcaster Patrick Aryee told stories of biomimicry from his new book, 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter. Aryee was joined by moderator Sara Aly El Sayed, Co-Director of The Biomimicry Center.