We’re currently giving talks about our work and how you can get involved! Interested? Click here for more details.

Operation Wallacea

Conservation Research Opportunities for Schools

Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that is funded by, and relies on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers.

We have been running research expeditions since 1995. School groups led by teachers, assisting our researching scientists and academics. Data collected is used to implement best practice management plans, leading to successful conservation models and discovering new species to science. High school students learn how they can effectively contribute to real research, to ensuring their travel is worthwhile and how this generation can help to slow species extinction.

We also offer a number of opportunities to both teachers and their students outside of our summer expedition season. Our data has been made available for students to use in their school projects or for teachers to use in their lessons, we also offer work experience courses in a range of topics for school students to gain knowledge about careers in our field.

Want to hear more about our expeditions

  • Find out more

    We will be hosting a number of webinars through January informing teachers on the different opportunities we have on offer to their students. The talk will include information on:

    • Work experience courses
    • Research datasets for schools projects
    • International and UK research expeditions

    To find out more, you can register using the links on the right, or to view our brochure click here.

    Our conservation volunteer’s work has:

    • Described 59 species that are new to science
    • Been published in more than 500 academic papers in peer-review journals
    • Been used to lobby governments to create 6 Protected Areas and National Parks all over the world
  • Register for a webinar

    Thursday 21st January12.50pm (GMT)Register here!
    Thursday 21st January4pm (GMT)Register here!
    Tuesday 26th January4pm (GMT)Register here!
    Tuesday 26th January6pm (GMT)Register here!


    Can’t make these times but still interested?
    Email schools@opwall.com to find out more or book a call with one of our team here.

Watch our schools expedition video below

Browse the website

Why not use this opportunity to take a look at our website, we've included some helpful links below

Wallace House, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4EX, UK
| +44 (0) 1790 763194 or +44 (0) 1522 405667 | info@opwall.com