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  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Blue Planet II

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
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  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the...

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    23 Aug 2017

  • The Hunt

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    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 23 Aug 2017
    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic...
  • Frozen Planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Frozen Planet

    A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

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    21 Aug 2017

  • Frozen Planet

    Frozen Planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 21 Aug 2017
    A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

    By The OpenLearn team

    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

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    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a local resident - a venomous snake.
  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Aug 2017

  • Life In Cold Blood

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    Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 08 Aug 2017
    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
  • Extinctions at World Heritage Sites aren't just environmental disasters Creative commons image Icon Kirt Edblom under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Extinctions at World Heritage Sites aren't just environmental disasters

    By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

    As species vanish at alarming rates from protected areas, the impact goes beyond loss of diversity.  Emilio...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2017

  • Extinctions at World Heritage Sites aren't just environmental disasters

    Extinctions at World Heritage Sites aren't just environmental disasters Creative commons image Icon Kirt Edblom under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2017
    As species vanish at alarming rates from protected areas, the impact goes beyond loss of diversity.  Emilio Rodríguez Mega reports.
  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    By Leslie Noble

    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline panics.
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

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    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...
  • DIY Science: Ecosphere Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: MaxPixel

    DIY Science: Ecosphere

    By The OpenLearn team

    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • DIY Science: Ecosphere

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    DIY Science: Ecosphere Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: MaxPixel
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.
  • Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah

    Life Story

    Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

    By The OpenLearn team

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2017

  • Life Story

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    Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

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  • 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

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    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

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • School activities: Evolutionary tree of mammals

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    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

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    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

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    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...
  • 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:

    22 May 2017

  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

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    Evolution: artificial selection and domestication Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 22 May 2017
    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    09 May 2017

  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

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    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

    Updated on:

    14 Jul 2016

  • Life in the Palaeozoic

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    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

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • An introduction to biological systematics

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    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

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

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    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...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Surviving the winter

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    Surviving the winter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...