Indonesian adventures - an in-depth review

Ratings
Overall
10
Impact: 8
Support: 9
Fun: 8
Value: 10
Safety: 8
Review

I went to Indonesia with Opwall as an undergrad research assistant for 8 weeks: 2 weeks on Kabaena looking for insects, 2 weeks on Buton helping with biodiversity surveys and looking for insects, and 4 week diving on Hoga and looking for insects. As you can see, I am an entomology student, and my primary interest was finding as many strange invertebrates as I could, which was especially important because I was the only one significantly interested in doing so. (As a result, I am/was possibly the world's expert on the terrestrial invertebrate diversity of Kabaena island - which is not saying much, really) Opwall mainly served as a means for me to explore tropical biodiversity uninhibited (for the first time) and expose myself to foreign places and ways of doing things, which I say was a success. Everything was a fascinating new experience! Especially being able to learn to dive in the coral reefs there.

I seem to have constructed a very long review (I discuss each of the rating items (Impact, Support, etc.) in detail), so to save space on this webpage and spare your scrollbar, I have uploaded the rest of it to Dropbox as a .txt file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/deio5ou4q5tl4pj/Opwall%20review.t…

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2015
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If you do include any of my pictures in a blog or any other publication, do credit me as the owner of those pictures. The mantis picture and the planthopper picture are under the following Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and are also found at the following webpages, respectively: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2499610 https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2395660
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