Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon

Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy?

Featuring: ActivityActivity
Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Aug 2014
As vehicle numbers rise so too does the number of animals left dead on our roads, writes Dick Skellington.            

Mobile devices and their usefulness to field work

Mobile devices and their usefulness to field work Copyrighted image Credit: Rasica | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Jun 2014
So much more than a telephone, mobile phones can be used for a variety of tasks when undertaking field work.

Top predators and ecosystems

Top predators and ecosystems Copyrighted image Credit: Aleksandrn | Dreamstime.com
Updated 10 Dec 2013
Ecosystems may not be as simple as you think. Find out what happens when a top predator is removed from one. 

Free OpenLearn courses.
Free extracts from OU course materials

RSS Icon

Neighbourhood nature

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: VideoVideo
Neighbourhood nature Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 31 Oct 2013
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...

iSpot: Sharing nature

Free CourseFree Course
iSpot: Sharing nature Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit provides a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in nature. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about wildlife, and to...

Studying Darwin

Free CourseFree Course
Studying Darwin Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit brings together a collection of units from the OpenLearn site that would be of interest to anyone wishing to study Darwin’s theory of...