OPAL

OPAL

OPAL is a lottery funded partnership helping people explore and study their local environment. OPAL runs free nature and wildlife activities across the country that anyone can get involved in.

Through a series of six national surveys, OPAL gives people the opportunity to learn more about the world around them and contribute to valuable scientific research.


Visit the OPAL website.


OPAL (Open Air Laboratories)

From identifying local wildlife, to discovering the impacts of pollution and climate change, OPAL can help you learn more about your local environment.

Have a go at our challenges and explore the world around you.

Rewards

OPAL nature explorer badge

Mission list

Anywhere mission

Bubbles in the wind

Measure wind speed and direction by blowing bubbles, then report your findings online.

Points: 350 OPAL nature explorer badge by: OPAL
Region mission

Worm hunt

Find six earthworms in your garden or local park and identify them using the OPAL earthworm guide.

Points: 350 OPAL nature explorer badge by: OPAL
Region mission

Species Quest

Scientists need your help to find six important bugs. Can you find one of them? If you spot one, take a photo and submit your observation online.

Points: 350 OPAL nature explorer badge by: OPAL
Region mission

What lurks beneath the water?

Go pond-dipping and identify what you find. Submit your results online and discover the health of your pond.

Points: 350 OPAL nature explorer badge by: OPAL
Region mission

How polluted is the air around us?

Discover how polluted the local air is by identifying lichens growing on trees.

Points: 350 OPAL nature explorer badge by: OPAL

Mission Locations

Location mission
You will need to visit this place
Regional mission
You may be able to do this where you are
Anywhere mission
Do this mission nearly anywhere
Mission cluster
A group of missions

Extras

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