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.
Life as a scientist
OPAL scientists work on everything from climate research to engaging the public with our environment.
Meet some of our past and present OPAL scientists and discover the varied nature of their work. You'll also learn tips on how to follow in their footsteps and become a scientist yourself.
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.
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