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  • Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films

    Hugh's Wild West

    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jan 2018

  • Hugh's Wild West

    Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Jan 2018
    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.
  • Do animals really raise human babies as their own? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Yellowstone National Park

    Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

    By Samantha Hurn

    Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in...

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    18 Jan 2018

  • Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

    Do animals really raise human babies as their own? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Yellowstone National Park Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2018
    Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?
  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    By Verenardo Meeme

    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags?...

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    11 Jan 2018

  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? Creative commons image Icon Verenardo Meeme under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an...
  • Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In Cold Blood

    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.

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    09 Jan 2018

  • Life In Cold Blood

    Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 09 Jan 2018
    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
  • Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries / NOAA

    Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon?

    By Donald Boesch

    New freedoms for oil and gas exploration in US waters - and a reduction in regulation - could spell disaster for...

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    08 Jan 2018

  • Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon?

    Is Donald Trump ignoring the lessons of Deepwater Horizon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries / NOAA New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2018
    New freedoms for oil and gas exploration in US waters - and a reduction in regulation - could spell disaster for America's coasts, believes Donald Boesch.
  • Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In The Undergrowth

    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

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    08 Jan 2018

  • Life In The Undergrowth

    Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 08 Jan 2018
    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey.

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    12 Dec 2017

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey.
  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Blue Planet II

    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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    10 mins

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    10 Dec 2017

  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Dec 2017
    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.
  • Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah

    Life Story

    With Life Story, David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Life Story

    Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    With Life Story, David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.
  • The Deep: Polar 'pumps' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    The Deep: Polar 'pumps'

    By Dr Philip Sexton

    The life of almost all marine animals relies on the 'polar pumps' caused by rising and falling water. Philip Sexton...

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    01 Nov 2017

  • The Deep: Polar 'pumps'

    The Deep: Polar 'pumps' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    The life of almost all marine animals relies on the 'polar pumps' caused by rising and falling water. Philip Sexton explains how they work.

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  • Surviving the winter

    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jan 2018

  • Surviving the winter

    Surviving the winter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Jan 2018
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...
  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Oct 2017

  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

    Evolution: artificial selection and domestication Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Oct 2017
    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised...
  • Migration

    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Sep 2017

  • Migration

    Migration
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Sep 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

    This introduction to the evolution of mammals considers Darwin's observations on mammals and how he noticed that species fell into natural groups....

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

    School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Aug 2017
    This introduction to the evolution of mammals considers Darwin's observations on...
  • Neighbourhood nature

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Aug 2017

  • Neighbourhood nature

    Neighbourhood nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 02 Aug 2017
    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know...
  • iSpot: Sharing nature

    This free course, iSpot: Sharing nature, provides a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in nature. It will give you the opportunity to...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jun 2017

  • iSpot: Sharing nature

    iSpot: Sharing nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Jun 2017
    This free course, iSpot: Sharing nature, provides a valuable resource for anyone...
  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This free course,...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 May 2017

  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    Animals at the extremes: Polar biology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 09 May 2017
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Life in the Palaeozoic

    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course, Life in the Palaeozoic, will introduce you to the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Jul 2016

  • Life in the Palaeozoic

    Life in the Palaeozoic Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike....
  • An introduction to biological systematics

    This free course, An introduction to biological systematics, is concerned with macroevolution the patterns and processes of evolution above the...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Mar 2016

  • An introduction to biological systematics

    An introduction to biological systematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    This free course, An introduction to biological systematics, is concerned with...
  • Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This free course, Animals at the...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

    Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive...