BIOTRAIL is a forest walk along the Saimaa shore near LUT University with the following information provided on the banners along the trail to inspire students’ creativity: (i) famous hook-and-loop fastener inspired by burdock in a dog’s fur; (ii) beehives-inspired architecture; (iii) smart zero energy climate control systems based on the pinecone ability to open and close in response to humidity; (iv) bird-collision-protective glass based on the spiders’ idea of UV-reflective silk; (v) quieter wind turbines inspired by the owl silent fly; (vi) painless medical needles based on the mosquito secrets; (vii) more energy efficient and brighter monitors based inspired by the iridescent male-duck head (structural coloration); (viii) combining elderly homes with kindergartens inspired by the symbiosis in lichens; (ix) more efficient solar panels inspired by leaves; and (x) shock-absorption systems based on the woodpecker head structures
Short description
Workshop Manual: BIOTRAIL is a forest walk along the Saimaa shore near LUT University with the following information provided on the banners along the trail to inspire students’ creativity.
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bio trail
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Target audience
Group size
15
Age group
6+
Time frame
2 hours