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

"Wonder of Worms" from the Farming is Magic film collection makes reference to the OPAL Earthworm Identification Guide.

The Polli:Nation survey was launched by OPAL this year to help people measure the impact of habitat improvements on pollinators. Read more about the survey's first season findings here.

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The views and experiences of OPAL participants have contributed important information into a study funded by Defra.

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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
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North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Queen's University Belfast
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University of Nottingham
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