​Global Expedition Program - About



 
Every summer, Shasta College students have the opportunity to take part in real conservation research in cooperation with Operation Wallacea (OpWall) in various locations across the world while earning transferable college-level credits. ​This program is also a product of collaboration within Shasta College - staff from the admissions office, academic division offices, and Global Education Center coordinate to ensure students are well-informed and the trip is safe, fun, and educational. 

Information about Operation Wallacea 

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

Notably, staff working with OpWall have published 470 peer reviewed publications, discovered 14 vertebrate, 38 invertebrate, and 4 different plant species, and have assisted in the creation of three major protected areas (with two more in progress). 

Shasta College is proud to partner with Operation Wallacea. 

 

Current Expedition

Previous Expeditions

Fiji 2019 

In the past, students have visited Indonesia, South Africa, Honduras, Guyana, and Fiji, and have taken courses such as Diversity of Life, Field Biology, Natural History of the Neotropics, Human Geography, and Physical Geography.

To learn more about what these program are actually like, check out the storymap below made by previous student Edwin Millard for the Fiji 2019 trip. 

Click here to view story map.

South Africa 2017

See how students have immersed themselves in the cross-cultural experiences by watching the video below, created by Allison McKinney, a student on the 2017 Global Expedition to South Africa. 

 

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