If you are enthusiastic about nature and protecting the environment, the come to the Märkische Schweiz Nature Park: 40km to the east of Berlin, the park not only offers unique natural and cultural landscapes, but also the backdrop to our project. By working together with the park’s administration team and the Drei Eichen environmental education centre, you will not only get to know the park and its surroundings, but you will also play an active role in shaping it. There will also be young people from the local area on-site.
On the grounds of the Drei Eichen environmental education centre, there is an old wagon which we would like to paint and/or decorate. This is one of the many ways in which you can bring your creative ideas into the design of the camp. There are plenty of surfaces which need a new lick of paint, certainly enough for everybody to lend a hand! On the grounds of the Drei Eichen, which is in the middle of the nature park, there are also many opportunities to learn more about plants and animals, climate protection and alternative ways of living. The main aim of the Drei Eichen centre is to maintain the local landscapes as habitats for rare species of plants and animals. On certain days we will be helping with the maintenance of these landscapes by removing shrubs from the meadows or removing vegetation from the sand dunes. We will also build “Wohn Kästen” (box homes) for wild bees and bats, which we will hang around the Drei Eichen centre.
Whether you are landscaping, working with your hands or helping with creative design; all work will take place outdoors.
Besides this, there will be a diverse programme of environmental educational activities for you to take part in!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be staying in shared rooms in the “Drei Eichen” (Three Oaks) environmental education centre, which is located in the middle of a forest, around 4km away from Buckow (www.dreichen.de). The group will prepare and cook meals together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Educational Activities: You could take a GPS tour of the nature park, go on a guided walking tour on the topic of “biological diversity”, visit the bat museum, go swimming in the various nearby lakes, visit local cinemas and bars. In Buckow, there is a campfire where you can sit around at night, a climbing wall and also a canoe hire in the nearby area.
Please bring weatherproof working clothes (with long sleeves and full-length trousers) with you, since you’ll be working outdoors.