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iSpot: Sharing nature

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This free course, iSpot: Sharing nature, provides a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in nature. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about wildlife, and to share your interest with a wider community.

This unit will:

  • encourage you to engage with the natural environment around you
  • help you to take part in observing nature yourself
  • help you to learn more about classification in the natural world
  • provide an opportunity to communicate with a wider community
  • encourage you to use ICT to record your findings.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 27th March 2013
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Natural History
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iSpot: Sharing nature


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This unit provides access to the iSpot website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , where you can share your observations of wildlife, whether these are descriptions or photographs.

iSpot is a social networking site that was created to encourage people to engage with nature. It is designed in a way that allows ‘beginners’ to connect with a supportive community of experts and others.

In this video Chris Packham introduces iSpot and how it can help you learn about wildlife.

Chris Packham introduces iSpot

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from S159 Neighbourhood nature, which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in Science.

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