Given the closure of international travel in 2020 and the likelihood that there will be similar or worse restrictions on travel in 2021, there will have been two years where biology, geography and environmental science students will not have been able to gain the field survey skills that their compatriots in previous years would have been able to access. Opwall has therefore put together a series of training courses in countries from where many of the students that normally join Opwall expeditions originate (UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand).
These training courses are based in field camps as you would experience on expedition, and are designed to give students some of the practical field experience in wildlife survey techniques, analysis of data and how to write up scientific reports, that they would have experienced on a normal Opwall expedition. In addition they give exposure to professional scientists, field biologists, film makers etc that have mad careers in wildlife conservation or climate change, so the students can see the career opportunities available.
For those completing Duke of Edinburgh Gold then the field camp experience should also count towards your residential requirements.
Students can book these directly online and travel independently (with parental consent if under 18) and the camps and field activities will be run in a Covid secure manner.