Open Air Laboratories gets you close to nature with national surveys and our community scientist network

The OPENER initiative is looking for new ways in which you can contribute to scientific research on major environmental challenges.

The OPAL Tree Health Survey will be used in a new project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

OPAL Community Scientist Kiani Perera explores new ways of bringing bugs to life.

Standardisation is key, according to tree health experts at a recent workshop.

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The OPAL partnership is led by Imperial College London and includes:

Field Studies Council
Glasgow City of Science
National Museum Wales
Newcastle University
North Wales Wildlife Trust

Plymouth University
Queen's University Belfast
University of Aberdeen
University of Nottingham
University of York