Biomimicry Blitz

Grades: 5-8

All Programs

How does a fish breathe? How do camels regulate water? What do scales have to do with movement? It’s about time humans take a page from the animal kingdom’s book. In Biomimicry Blitz, campers will learn about fascinating animal adaptations and how they can inspire innovative and sustainable solutions to human challenges. Campers will get to put their design skills and knowledge to the test, making inventions of their own that are inspired by animals. Perhaps we can save the planet by emulating nature’s patterns and strategies.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Creativity. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Take a look at your camper's daily schedule below, under sample projects!

Sample Projects

Seed Dispersal Velcro Catch

Seed Dispersal Velcro Catch

Campers will learn about some of the fascinating ways that plants have adapted to disperse their seeds, a process which is crucial to understanding the evolutionary origins of life on this planet. Campers will use velcro in different ways to develop a game that is designed after a common mode of seed dispersal– the hitchhiking seed. 

Campers will learn how seed dispersal has taken on many different forms. They will also develop their understanding of plants and the adaptations they have gone through in lieu of motility. 

Armadillo Backpack

Armadillo Backpack

Campers will construct a collapsible backpack inspired by the amazingly adapted armadillo. It will be structured to keep items enclosed, but when not in use it can be a fashionable bandolier or fanny pack. 

Campers will learn about armored animals and plants, how their armor can be modified and for what purposes. Campers will see different examples of spines, quills, plates, and shells in animals, as well as spines, hairs and plates in plant species.

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

Pro 1st Half Day Schedule

Check In
9:30 AM (PST)

To ensure your child’s safety and privacy, we have a moderated check-in process that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. As children log in, they’ll be greeted and asked their name and where they’re from!

Opening Rally
9:40 AM (PST)

You never know what surprises await when staff and kids get together. At rally, we’ll share songs, skits, jokes, and ridiculous contests. We might even dress up!

Enrichment 1
9:50 AM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Break
10:50 AM (PST)

Everybody needs a break now and then. This the perfect time for campers to stretch, go the restroom or grab a quick snack before they wind up their morning or afternoon of camp.

Enrichment 2
11:05 AM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Hang Time/Real Time
11:45 AM (PST)

Each session, EDMO Pro campers will have 15-20 minutes of team building and mindfulness practice. During this time, campers will get to know each other and learn techniques for managing their emotions during this time.

Closing Huddle
11:55 AM (PST)

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up! This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

End of Day
12:00 PM (PST)

We know, it’s hard to leave behind all that camp fun. Don’t worry, we’ll all be coming back again tomorrow.

Pro 2nd Half Day Schedule

Check In
1:00 PM (PST)

To ensure your child’s safety and privacy, we have a moderated check-in process that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. As children log in, they’ll be greeted and asked their name and where they’re from!

Opening Rally
1:10 PM (PST)

You never know what surprises await when staff and kids get together. At rally, we’ll share songs, skits, jokes, and ridiculous contests. We might even dress up!

Enrichment 1
1:20 PM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Break
2:20 PM (PST)

Everybody needs a break now and then. This the perfect time for campers to stretch, go the restroom or grab a quick snack before they wind up their morning or afternoon of camp.

Enrichment 2
2:35 PM (PST)

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and/or weekly projects.

Hang Time/Real Time
3:15 PM (PST)

Each session, EDMO Pro campers will have 15-20 minutes of team building and mindfulness practice. During this time, campers will get to know each other and learn techniques for managing their emotions during this time.

Closing Huddle
3:25 PM (PST)

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up! This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

End of Day
3:30 PM (PST)

We know, it’s hard to leave behind all that camp fun. Don’t worry, we’ll all be coming back again tomorrow.