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Nature Courses

What is Nature?

Nature, in relation the life sciences, is the study of animals, plants and natural phenomenon through observation and hands-on experimentation in the field. Examples include studying the activity of honey bees, observing animals in the wild, analyzing natural disasters and performing nature conservation activities.

Online Nature Courses and Programs

Study nature with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers exciting courses to help you learn about natural science, natural resources, biodiversity and more in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in nature study courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Start your nature study with one the following courses or programs.

Introduction to Animal Behavior, from Wageningen University, is a 6-week course that will get you started in the world of nature observation and study. The fascinating world of birds is examined with an eye towards how they learn, communicate, interact socially and more. Discover the range and complexity of animal behavior and learn how scientists design and implement experiments to study and test hypotheses.

Explore these and other free online nature courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.