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Nature-based training opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area

Nature-based training opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area

This list of local resources was co-created by the July Swarm participants, who shared their positive experiences with many of these training programs. Biomimicry instructor Taryn Mead presented an overview of the formal biomimicry training programs available through Biomimicry 3.8 and its not-for-profit Institute.

We’re fortunate to live in such a diverse learning landscape!

Training programs available from Biomimicry 3.8:

Permaculture and ecological design programs:
Ecological leadership programs:
Naturalist training programs:
Event- and conference-based learning communities:
What did we miss? Which other local nature-based training programs have you enjoyed?


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Bay Area Biomimicry

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  1. Eckhart Beatty Wednesday - 12 / 09 / 2012
    Great resources here. There are a few here that sound new to me. Thanks for making them available for us! *I'm also curious about meeting others who might be interested in collaborating on projects--perhaps designing but more likely building out a prototype/s of demonstration piece in the spirit of performance art and alternative energy piece to show the considerable potential of clever energy use of relatively small amounts of captured wind or sun. Then imagine it being used for emergency response at night.
  2. Eckhart Beatty Wednesday - 12 / 09 / 2012
    Do folks mind having their emails listed here: ? Otherwise, it's hard to be in touch. They shouldn't have to worry about spam. Perhaps a unique email address could be established for them. Thanks! Eck
    • Julie Monday - 15 / 10 / 2012
      Hi Eckhart, thanks for asking about email contacts for network members. We've been using LinkedIn and Facebook to facilitate direct member-to-member connections, both to minimize spam and also keep the contact information current. The network is fortunate to welcome 15-20 new members each month (200+ in total) and LinkedIn seems to be the optimal way to manage connections at this stage. Looking forward to seeing you at the next Swarm.