Wouldn’t it be great if each of your students could experience what it’s like to be a Nature-inspired inventor?
Lead your students in participating in a Nature-inspired design project. There’s no better way to teach young people what the fascinating world of innovation inspired by Nature is all about.
If you would like to see some examples of the amazing things kids can create when inspired by the natural world, just take a look at the Earth Innovators Gallery.
The Earth Innovators Program supports and highlights the work of teachers doing Nature-inspired design projects with their students. Joining the program is completely free and without obligation. By registering you will have access to:
- Free curricula (Engineering Inspired by Nature – Upper Elementary) including activity ideas, resources, and materials about innovation inspired by Nature to share with your students.
- A simple way to greatly increase your students’ engagement. Let your students know their work is part of the international Earth Innovators Program, and that their inventive ideas have a chance of being displayed and highlighted on the Earth Innovators Gallery. Each student will also receive an official Certificate of Participation in the Earth Innovators Program.
- By joining, you will also be able to connect and interact with other teachers doing Nature-inspired design projects with their students. This includes cross-cultural exchanges with teachers and classrooms participating in the Earth Innovators program in other regions and countries. You will also be invited to the Earth Innovators group on LinkedIn, to join a community of interacting teachers doing similar innovative work from all over the world.
To be a part of the Earth Innovators Program, simply register here. The curriculum is free to use for individual public school teachers (for other users, please contact us so we can better understand your interests).
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Please note: the Earth Innovators program is designed for educators working with students that are about 8-13 years old (in grades 3-7, depending on the country). For older students, you may want to consider the award-winning Engineering Inspired by Nature curriculum for middle and high school students.
A team of students from West Branch, Michigan, works together on the design of a water filter inspired by wetland cattails.