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Training

Online courses and classroom resources

Training

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What Opwall offers

  • Online Work experience/Internships
  • Data sets for school research projects
  • Biodiversity Lecture Series
  • Datasets for lessons
  • Mini data sets

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Online Work Experience/Internships

Online Work Experience/Internships

The work placements offer students with an interest in science, geography, English, marketing and project management the opportunity to work alongside our team of internationally-renowned scientists, business development, marketing and expedition management experts.

Placements will be run entirely online, allowing students to work from the comfort of their own homes whilst recreating a genuine work-from-home environment via a carefully managed daily schedule, regular deadlines and constant contact with managing staff via remote working software including Microsoft Teams. Our placements are designed not only to give students an insight into working life, but to develop a range of core skills that are both directly relevant to careers in STEM and transferable to many other career paths, as well as linking closely to their school curricula.

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Internships Available

  • Science & Geography
  • Medical Internships
  • Business Development & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Wildlife & Nature Photography Workshop

Classroom Resources

  • Datasets for school research projects

    The Opwall science team are releasing some of the larger un-analysed datasets, collected during our reserach projects, to be used by students wanting to complete a number of different independent research projects across a range of syllabuses. The data we can offer can be used for a wide range of independent projects and support can be tailored to suit each school’s specific syllabus needs.

    Datasets available:

    • Coral reefs in the Caribbean
    • Sustainable agriculture and bird communities in Transylvania
    • Turtle and tourism interactions in Mexico
    • Predator-Prey-human interactions in a reserve in South Africa
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  • Biodiversity lecture series

    Led by Professor Martin Speight, this will give students very recently published examples they can use in exam answers to illustrate principles in biology, geography and environmental science.

    The lectures cover:

    • Species extinctions
    • Wallace line: lessons in dispersal and evolution
    • Impacts on rainforests
    • Impacts on coral reefs
    • Invasive species on the land and in the sea
    • Protected areas
    • Tourism: the good, the bad and the ugly
    • Where the land meets the sea: mangroves and seagrass
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  • Datasets for Lessons

    The Operation Wallacea Trust together with funding from Garfield Weston Foundation using data collected from Operation Wallacea expeditions has developed a free resource to use in classrooms, set as homework or as an exam revision aid.

    Five modules are available:

    • Ecosystems – Coral Reefs
    • Ecosystems – Rainforests
    • Ecological survey techniques
    • Animal behaviour
    • Natural resource utilisation and sustainability
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  • Mini Data Tasks

    Opwall has produced 45 ‘Biodiversity Data Tasks’ – short data tasks based around many of the WRL datasets that adopt the style of an examination question (10+ marks worth) or a much shorter homework task (40+ mins). These are standalone, and where possible, have explanatory notes to help with the answers.

    Each question is indexed with the type of task involved e.g. graph drawing and the biological topic (e.g. capture – mark – release – recapture). In some cases, suggested mark schemes and additional resource sheets are provided to help with the answers.

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