The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is a UK-wide initiative encouraging people to get back in touch with nature by enabling them to explore and study their local environments. FSC is a partner of OPAL and has worked with them to produce survey packs and deliver outreach sessions in schools in the first stage of the project find out more
In January 2014, OPAL received further funding from Big Lottery enabling them to expand into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
FSC is continuing its partnership and will be delivering outdoor learning opportunities for secondary school students and teachers in economically deprived parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from 2014-2016:
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