Biomimicry, from the Greek words bios (life) and mimesis (imitation), is an exciting new discipline that looks to nature for ideas and inspiration. Come to the Arboretum for this evening talk and discover how 3.8 billion years of "research and development" is inspiring scientists, engineers, architects and others to develop everything from gecko-like adhesive tape to echolocating canes for the blind. In addition to the talk, there will also be a display of unique products from around the world that were inspired by nature.

Speaker bio:

Richard Aaron is a seasoned naturalist, writer and educator. He has done walks, talks and workshops for numerous organizations, ranging from naturalist clubs & conservation groups, to provincial parks & academic institutions. His website is at

When: Thursday January 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: The Humber Arboretum is a public garden located at the back of Humber College North Campus. The Centre for Urban Ecology is the glass building with the red door on the Arboretum grounds. Walk in through the main garden entrance and look up the path to your right.

How: Tickets are $15 (plus tax & Eventbrite fee)* and must be purchased in advance.

Please visit the website to purchase your tickets

*Student special - 20 spaces in this event have been reserved for Humber College and UofGH students and are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. To request one of these tickets, email Jimmy Vincent at with your name and program of study.

A child's hand holds a prickly thistle
North Campus, Humber Arboretum
205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7