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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.

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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Thursday 10th March 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Natural History
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iSpot: Sharing nature


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This course 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
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This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Science.

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