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Becoming a Researcher
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Hello! My name is Dominique Grim and I am pursuing a career studying wildlife ecology and biology. A major stepping stone to get to that goal is a program called Operation Wallacea (Op Wall). Op Wall is an international research program that has ...

Hello! My name is Dominique Grim, and I am pursuing a career studying wildlife ecology and biology. A major stepping stone to get to that goal is a program called Operation Wallacea (Op Wall). Op Wall is an international research program that has facilities in various remote parts of the world such as Indonesia, Romania, and even Cuba. They support undergraduate and graduate students by offering them unique research opportunities and courses to teach them skills necessary for field research.

I would like to travel to Honduras for six weeks and work at their forest and marine sites. At the forest site for my first week I will learn jungle survival techniques and be trained in the data collection methods that are primarily used throughout the trip. The next two weeks are what I am really looking forward to. I will be taking a biodiversity monitoring course and helping with an ongoing tarantula study along with trapping other invertebrates to determine their diversity in the forest. The next three weeks will be spent at the marine facility. The fourth week I will take an open water diving course learning to explore the marine environment in a safe manner and gaining diving certification. The next course for the fifth week will be a reef ecology course where I will learn how to identify various marine organisms and learn the basic techniques required for collecting data. For my final week I will use these skills to collect data for a reef and benthic communities course. 

Unfortunately, this program is not cost free and while some things are provided there will be additional expenses to consider. So I would like to ask if you can, to donate any amount to help me reach my goal. 

Here is the link to Op Wall's site: 

http://opwall.com

And the program I want to participate in:

http://opwall.com/undergrad-research-assistants/locations/honduras/

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