Follow Steve Backshall on an amazing journey through the wild world and learn some of the most mind-blowing facts about nature! Become an accredited nature knowledge expert and the source of all animal knowledge.
Do you know which common insects roast their would-be predators with heat? Which animal has the most powerful bite, or where it hasn’t rained for nearly 2 million years!? By the end of the course you will do – and you’ll also be a Steve Backshall accredited Nature Knowledge Expert - with a certificate to prove it!!
You’ll need to get your pen and paper ready as each of the six lessons will begin with a quiz, where Steve asks you ten questions about our amazing natural world.
He will then go through each question, giving the answer as well as other incredible facts, fascinating knowledge and stories about his own adventures. Steve will then set a fun assignment. This could be a written piece, like arguing for or against the reintroduction of wolves in Scotland, or a creative piece – a drawing, painting, or poem inspired by something you’ve learned.
On hand to give you feedback is Will Nicholls - Zoologist, professional wildlife camera operator and Steve’s associate. Will films wildlife around the world for natural history television, and his zest for adventure is unmatched. You will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow students in the Nature Knowledge Expert community, so get your pen ready and prepare to be taken on a fantastical journey around our planet.
Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, explorer, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60. His other BBC work includes being part of the expedition teams in Expedition, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar.
Will Nicholls is a zoologist professional wildlife camera operator from Bristol, UK. Will films wildlife around the world for natural history television, often filming at height from the forest canopy to provide a unique perspective.