Citizen Science

OPAL is a UK-wide Citizen Science project funded by the Big Lottery that allows everyone to get hands-on with nature in their own environment, whatever their age, background or level of ability.


The engagement tools take the form of 6 different survey packs (see OPAL Website for details) which enable participants to collect scientific data about the natural world and to contribute to a nationwide database.


Surveys can be run as a free outdoor learning session with schools/community groups or can carry out the surveys yourself and OPAL will supply the survey packs.

If you would like more information please get in touch with your NE Scotland OPAL Community Scientists by email: