Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
Christine: And I’m Christine from NIU Outdoor Adventures. Do you know what biomimicry is?
Sam: Biomimicry… Christine, I really hope you don’t plan on spending the next two minutes making animal sounds.
Christine: (pig snort laugh) No, biomimicry refers to velcro, sharkskin swimming suits, spider silk -- things like that. Inventors and scientists look at the ways plants and animals have adapted to their environments to live, thrive, and survive.
Sam: Okay, how about an example?