Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Biomimicry Tour of Boston Harbor May 30

The Biomimicry New England Group is sponsoring this environmental themed tour of Boston Harbor.

indians consumed oysters on Spectacle Island Boston
Spectacle Island Boston Harbor with Boston in background

Boston Harbor Tour, 30 May, Thursday 1 - 4:00pm, from UMass Boston

The tour will include a presentation and discussion with Anamarija Frankic, Director Green Harbors Project and Professor UMass Boston, about the Green Harbors Project and Biomimicry LivingLabs. The boat will pass Spectacle Island, one of 34 Boston Harbor Islands to learn about the islands self-sustainability, and explore the area where the Charles, Neponset and Mystic rivers meet. The tour will take us near Deer Island with the second largest waste water treatment plant in the world that has improved the conditions of the once dirtiest harbor in the US. But there is more work to be done, one of the key questions in the Green Harbors Project is what would nature do to improve conditions in urban harbors. The tour will end on the shore of Savin Hill Cove, the proposed site for the first Biomimicry LivingLab, with a discussion about this unique opportunity to showcase solutions.   Tour Fee: $25 

Space is limited. Registration will be based on the earliest received. Location, and payment details will be provided with confirmation.  To register email:  Subject: BNE Events 

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. Read “A Biomimicry Primer” by Janine Benyus.

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