High school and sixth form groups from all over the world are able to join the biodiversity expeditions being run as part of the Operation Wallacea programme each year. These groups are generally accompanied by their biology, geography or environmental science teachers (and occasionally teachers from other disciplines).
If you take part in a school expedition you will join the mixed teams of scientists and undergraduates but undertake a separate dedicated schools programme.
There are two week expeditions available at each of the sites for 16 – 18 year old students and are ideal for those studying biology, geography, environmental courses or interested in conservation. The two week expeditions have slightly different structures in each country. Documents outlining the programme of skills training, academic lectures, practicals and field research are provided to the students in advance of the expeditions and are available on each countries page on the website. Training is also given in how to prepare for the expedition and how to fundraise.