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The Genius of Nature: Bioinspired Design
Engineers, entrepreneurs, architects, and medical researchers across the world recognize the growing imperative of our coexistence with nature. The most inventive among them are inspired by the brilliant designs that exist in nature.
The idea is not new. Think Leonardo da Vinci whose sketchbooks were filled with inventions inspired by nature or the Wright brothers who studied birds when imagining a craft that could fly. Today, researchers are looking to nature and imaging everything from buildings that grow and adapt to their environments, to healthy eco-friendly sunscreen inspired by the chemical properties of hippo sweat.
The Natural History Museum of Utah invites you to hear from four extraordinary minds who have embraced nature’s elegant and innovative designs to solve some of man’s most pressing problems.
Three of the speaker's lectures are free. Keynote tickets will go on sale February 22 for NHMU members and February 28 for the general public.
Scroll down and reserve your seats now for our first three speakers.
R. Harold Burton Foundation
Cultural Vision Fund
Rio Tinto Kennecott
The Clark Foundation
Kent C. and Martha H. DiFiore Family Foundation
The M Lazy M Foundation
KCPW Public Radio 88.3 FM
The City Library
Liberty Heights Fresh
The County Library | Viridian Event Center
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks