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

Community Scientist Sarah Pierce presents photographs taken by OPAL participant Lisa who has been capturing nature at its best...

A series of scientific publications on citizen science have been published in the journal BMC Ecology today.  Read the blog and download the papers here

Read about the muddy experience of our OPAL Community Scientist, Sarah Pierce on the latest blog post...

Clara Hawkins describes her first week at OPAL:  surveying, species  and site visits...

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