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OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2016 Creative commons image Highways England under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2016
Where roads meet and elegantly entwine; taking back control; and saving plants from extinction in the Midlands. Learning and research across...

Bird ringing in Bog Meadows

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Bird ringing in Bog Meadows Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 20 Jan 2016
Bird ringing is a world-wide method of finding out where birds migrate and how population levels change. This video shows how it works in Bog...

Galápagos: Conservation on a World Heritage Site

Galápagos: Conservation on a World Heritage Site Copyrighted image Copyright: David Robinson
Updated 03 Dec 2013
What makes the Galápagos archipelago so unique and what is the impact of this uniqueness on its conservation?

Environmental Elevator Music

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Environmental Elevator Music
Updated 15 Aug 2013
By Marina Alenius
Thoughts pre- and post U116.

Conserving large predators

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Conserving large predators Creative commons image Martin_Heigan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Jul 2013
Majestic or problematic? David MacDonald talks to Monty Don about conserving carnivores.

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20 Creative commons image The Welsh Coast In May / bestfor / richard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 14 Jan 2013
This week on Saving Species: The latest news on the designation of conservation areas around the English and Welsh coast.

String of sausages lichen

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String of sausages lichen Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2013
Could this unusually named lichen be making a comeback?

The natural environment at the heart of human creativity

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The natural environment at the heart of human creativity Copyrighted image Copyright: New Networks for Nature
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
Tim Birkhead discusses a new collective whose creative work is influenced by the natural environment.

The Greenland white-fronted goose

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The Greenland white-fronted goose Creative commons image Greenland White Fronted Goose / Hilary Chambers / CC BY-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Dec 2012
Waterfowl expert Tony Fox talks to Saving Species about a goose that has been on conservation concern for many years.

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Extending water resources

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Extending water resources Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

Managing coastal environments

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Managing coastal environments Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing coastal environments, looks at the example of the Blackwater...

Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage

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Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage Creative commons image Robert J Heath under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
This free course, Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage, looks at the Aberdulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting...

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Science project course: science in society project

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Science project course: science in society project Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Investigate and produce an in-depth project within an area of natural sciences, such as climate change; agriculture; biological conservation;...