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  • Soil as the book of nature Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt

    Soil as the book of nature

    By Dr Yoseph Araya

    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Soil as the book of nature

    Soil as the book of nature Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.
  • 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 Apr 2018

  • Life In Cold Blood

    Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 09 Apr 2018
    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

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

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    09 Apr 2018

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 09 Apr 2018
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.
  • Download your free 'Oceans' poster Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Mar 2018

  • Download your free 'Oceans' poster

    Download your free 'Oceans' poster Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2018
    Download your free 'Oceans' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Blue Planet 2'.
  • Tree of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Cynoclub | Dreamstime.com

    Tree of Life

    By The Darwin web team

    Follow evolution and explore the variety of life on the planet with the Tree of Life.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Mar 2018

  • Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Cynoclub | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2018
    Follow evolution and explore the variety of life on the planet with the Tree of Life.
  • 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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    03 Mar 2018

  • Hugh's Wild West

    Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Mar 2018
    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.
  • Killers or carers? Creative commons image Icon By Andy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Killers or carers?

    By Matthew Cole, Kate Stewart

    Who do we think we are when it comes to other animals?- asks Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart.

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    21 Feb 2018

  • Killers or carers?

    Killers or carers? Creative commons image Icon By Andy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 21 Feb 2018
    Who do we think we are when it comes to other animals?- asks Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart.
  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

    By The Darwin web team

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear
    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2018
    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.
  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
    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...

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  • 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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    26 Feb 2018

  • Life in the Palaeozoic

    Life in the Palaeozoic Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Feb 2018
    Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike....
  • 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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    20 Feb 2018

  • 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 20 Feb 2018
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • The science of evolution

    This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Feb 2018

  • The science of evolution

    The science of evolution Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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...
  • 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

    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

    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...