Learning Lab: Nature's Models for Collaboration

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Start Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: 
$35.00
Organization Name: 
Santa Fe Community Foundation
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Description

Healthy thriving ecosystems are built on relationships - an intricate web of collaboration in which organisms form enduring partnerships that offer vital benefits to each other and to the system as a whole. These "mutualisms" embody success strategies that have evolved over the 3.8 billion years of life's development on Earth. 

What strategies might we learn from the perfect creative partnerships between plants and their pollinators? How might our communities cooperate as healthy interdependent systems, the way a thriving forest does? How might nature's intelligence help us think differently about co-evolving our collaborations for mutual benefit and resilience in challenging times? There is much that we can learn from the natural world by studying and practicing these deep partnership patterns.

This workshop will offer an overview of Biomimicry as a social innovation process, with deeper insight into nature's best collaboration practices. It will feature a science-based focus on "Four Key Criteria for Enduring Partnerships" and the kinds of mutual benefits that we see evidenced in the natural world. With inspiration from species such as ravens, sea anenome, mushrooms, and aspen trees, participants will have an opportunity to examine their own partnerships and discover ways to improve collaborative durability and effectiveness.

What if we could thrive as interdependent systems, the way a forest does? How might nature's intelligence help us think differently about co-evolving our collaborations for mutual benefit and resilience in challenging times?

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Location
501 Holona St
Santa Fe
New Mexico
87505

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