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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.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- engage with the local natural environment
- take part in observing nature
- understand more about classification in the natural world
- communicate with a wider community
- use ICT to record any findings.
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
iSpot: Sharing nature
This course provides access to the, 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.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Science.
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Originally published: Thursday, 10th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 10th March 2016
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