Operation Wallacea School Expedition

A group of 10 students from St Martin’s College Sixth Form are currently in Croatia, joining students from around the world on the Operation Wallacea School Expedition. The group is accompanied by Ms Rita Gatt.
Throughout the two-week expedition, the students will be researching biodiversity in the Krka valley and diving in the Adriatic. They will be attending a series of lectures about wildlife and conservation in the Balkans while working alongside a series of research teams on a number of very interesting projects, such as surveying mammals and estimating and monitoring fish populations and seagrass. During the second week, the students will complete a PADI Open Water dive training course.Our students will gain the valuable experience of working alongside scientists, ecologists and specialists in the various aspects of biodiversity. They will learn about the habitats and species encountered and make a contribution to various publications produced every year.