Operation Wallacea has been leading a series of biological and conservation management research programmes in remote locations across the world for more than 25 years. By doing so we have become experts in planning, training, and delivering complex projects. Opwall works directly with a network of over 200 ecologists, scientists, and academics, who are all specialists in various aspects of biodiversity or social and economic studies. This is what makes the opportunities with Opwall stand out from other volunteer organisations as you can personally work with and learn from this amazing network of people.

In the last two years we have worked extremely hard to develop and offer as many opportunities as we can to help volunteers get involved in conservation. We have designed a series of online placements, allowing students to work from the comfort of their own homes whilst obtaining relevant and useful work experience. Opwall work placements offer students with an interest in R coding, wildlife photography, science and geography, and project management, the opportunity to work alongside our internationally renowned network of experts.

Our placements are run entirely online and designed to not only give students an insight into working life, but also help them develop a range of core skills that are directly relevant to careers in STEM and transferable to many other career paths too.

Operation Wallacea has the following online courses available:

  • Introduction to R Coding
  • Advanced R Coding
  • Science and Geography Internships
  • Wildlife & Nature Photography Workshop

If you want to find out more about our real-world training courses, as well as the other opportunities we offer, then head over to our website https://www.opwall.com/ or send us an email at expeditions@opwall.ac.uk

We also offer a series of free webinars so head over to https://www.opwall.com/free-webinar/ to sign up now!

About Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites (mainly biodiversity hotspots) worldwide (www.opwall.com), helping university students from around the world gain valuable experience and get their hands dirty with real biodiversity research.

Our network of academics and researchers separate Opwall from other volunteer organisations, allowing a truly research orientated project, and our volunteer funded model allows the volunteers who join us to take part in long-term projects covering large bio-geographical scales that can incorporate more than one ecosystem. You can find out more about peoples experiences and our projects at the Opwall Blog.

In the last two years we have also worked extremely hard to develop and offer as many opportunities as we can to help volunteers get involved in conservation. We have introduced a number of European sites including two projects in the UK which focus on rewilding and developing skills for a career in UK conservation, and for those students looking to develop their skills at home we now offer virtual internships in skills such as introductions to R coding, wildlife photography, science and geography and project management.

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