OPAL – Exploring Nature Together - Findings and Lessons Learnt

Since the publication of the OPAL Community Environment Report in 2012, OPAL has extended from England to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with nearly half a million more people getting outside to explore their local natural spaces and investigate environmental topics of national importance.

Nearly 1 million members of the public have now taken part in OPAL using citizen science as a means to monitor more than 62,000 sites across the United Kingdom on topics relating to environmental quality and pollution, loss of biodiversity and environmental change.

OPAL’s new report, OPAL - Exploring Nature Together - Findings and Lessons Learnt, was highlights the impact and community benefits of OPAL’s work, reports on the findings from the investigations carried out by the public, and shares lessons learnt on using a citizen science approach. 

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Request a printed copy

To request a printed copy of the report, please email opal@imperial.ac.uk