Explore, study, and enjoy your local environment with OPAL

Explore nature

Learn more about local wildlife and get involved in science projects near you. 

Whether it's recording wildlife or simply learning more about your local environment, OPAL can help you enjoy, observe and study the natural world.


From lesson plans and resources, to outdoor activities and science projects, OPAL can make teaching science relevant and fun.

Our schools section also includes a list of other useful educational websites.

Get creative

Are you the artistic type?

Whether it's painting, drawing, crafts or music, send us your nature-themed art and we'll add your work to our online gallery.

In the meantime, get inspired by all the contributions so far, and download some of our creative activities.

Latest tweets

Latest Bugs Count App images

Images below link to our Facebook gallery.

Latest iSpot observations

Images below link to iSpot website.