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Invisible Worlds: Understanding the Natural Environment

University of Exeter via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover Earth’s invisible systems and transform your understanding of the world

Given the current climate emergency, it’s increasingly important that we have a good understanding of Earth’s life support systems. We rely on these systems for fresh air, clean water, fertile soil, rich biodiversity and a stable climate.

On this course, you’ll explore the natural systems we can’t see or feel, from microscopic creatures to gases.

You’ll discover how life is shaped by and shapes these invisible worlds and explore the evolution of these systems and the impact humans have on it. As you explore the interconnectedness of everything, you’ll transform your understanding of the world.

This course is for anyone with an interest in science, nature, and the environment, including students and policy makers.

The course expands on the content shown at the Eden Project’s Invisible Worlds exhibition.

Taught by

Steph Comley

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  • Maria Antônia Silva Rocha
    Very enlightening and easy to understand. It was truly as if I was taking a guided tour around the exhibition at the University of Exeter. Although I would only recommend this course to people interested in biology, I do think it´s more than valid to anyone who wants to understand the planet better from a different point of view.

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