Below you will find everything you need to run a successful design challenge — from contest details to NGSS-aligned curriculum.
Download Program Handbook (PDF)
Please also make sure to read the Official Rules if you plan to submit student work for awards consideration.
Watch the introductory video!
Explore ideas for adapting the YDC for remote instruction. We offer online tools to consider for modifying the final design steps and submission requirements.
Here are some general tips and resources for making a great introduction for your students to biomimicry.
Review the YDC Design Brief to help students decide which SDG to focus on and consider what their solution must accomplish.
The YDC curriculum is based on the MIMIC Instructional Framework. Review this overview for challenge-based biomimicry education.
Training + Support
The Biomimicry Institute wants every team and coach to succeed. To support you in your biomimicry journey, we provide training and support opportunities to registered coaches.
We also provide customized professional development workshops.
Please contact us if your school or organization would like to schedule a training.