Our Planet LAB: a toolkit for local action on biodiveristy

The Our Planet LAB Toolkit outlines the steps that a class or group can take to monitor, study and improve local biodiversity. There are a wealth of digital and offline tools and techniques available to support this activity, and your choice of approach will depend on your local context, the needs and preferences
of the young people taking part, and your plans for publicly showcasing your project locally or globally.

This guide introduces a selection of tools that individually or collectively help you to deliver and share your LAB project. You may wish to incorporate others that you feel more comfortable using.

Our new Our Planet educational resources have been designed to support Netflix’s Our Planet series and have been developed for both primary and secondary schools in the UK.

Our Planet LAB features the Seek app. The Seek app was created by iNaturalist in partnership with WWF, and launched as part of the suite of Our Planet resources for young people. Seek provides a fun and accessible way for young people to unlock the secrets of the natural world around them, identifying flora, fauna and fungi and discovering how the biodiversity of their local ecosystem fits in the big picture of nature on our planet. Live image recognition allows users to scan wildlife and identify it in real time, which helps young people to improve not only their knowledge of nature but their skills in obtaining an accurate visual record of wildlife observations.


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  • OPLAB_BiodiversitySurveying_EducatorGuide.pdf
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  • Our-Planet-LAB---observations-csv-template.xlsx
  • OurPlanetLAB_Toolkit.pdf

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