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Biomimicry Film Screening and Expert Panel, as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

March 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

As part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018, join GARNA and the Conservancy for a special screening of the film Biomimicry followed by an expert panel discussion. This event will take place immediately prior to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Salida.


Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about its ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.


Bryony Schwan, Co-founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships of The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute (TBI). Prior to serving as the founding Executive Director of TBI for eight years, Bryony worked for 11 years as the Executive Director and then as the National Campaigns Director for Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) a non-profit environmental justice organization that she founded in 1995. Bryony also co-founded and coordinated Coming Clean, a national alliance of health and environmental groups working to reform chemical policy and was also a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Bryony is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Montana where she teaches in the Environmental Studies program. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Natal in South Africa and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Bryony’s work has taken her around the world from speaking on chemical policy in Europe to lobbying at the United Nations Treaty Negotiations on Eliminating Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in South Africa. She has received several awards for her work including Montana’s Jeannette Rankin Peacemaker of the Year Award (2002).

Taryn Mead, PhD, Biomimicry Strategist and Founder of Symbiosis. Taryn is an innovation and management scholar whose consulting and research focuses on the interface between corporate sustainability strategies and conceptualizations of nature. This includes subjects such as sustainability-oriented innovation, biomimicry, circular economy, the integration of planetary boundaries into corporate strategy, and the role of corporations in sustainable development. Taryn graduated from Western State Colorado University with degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies. During her early career, she worked at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Polytech as a regenerative designer.  After several years as a field biologist, Taryn joined Biomimicry 3.8, where she worked as a consultant, educator and lecturer. Today, her research-based consulting work focuses on nature-inspired solutions to sustainability-oriented innovation with a deep understanding of both ecological systems and innovation management in practical settings.

Doors open at 5:15 pm. Film will begin at 5:30 pm. The special screening event and panel will end at 6:15 pm. Regular evening film line up will begin at 7:00 pm. Plus…The Boathouse Cantina in Salida is donating 10% of sales ALL DAY on Saturday, March 10 to GARNA and the Conservancy in honor of the event! Consider lunch or an early dinner before the movie or a late snack after at The Boathouse!

Ticket price: $20. Includes the special screening of Biomimicry, panel discussion as well as the entire rest of the evening of Wild & Scenic Films in Salida.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW through Brown Paper tickets.


March 10
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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SteamPlant Event Center
220 W Sackett St
Salida, CO 81201 United States



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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.