Hilly, greeny, happy (Tübingen)
Description: This ecology-workcamp is a cooperation with the regional office for nature and landscape protection in Tuebingen and the regional organisation for the preservation of the cultural heritage. Two hills of a former wine-growing area near the famous old university town of Tuebingen in Hirschau are well-known as a habitat for rare and endangered species and have been declared nature reserves. These areas have to be maintained regularly. Bushes and trees should not overrun vegetation, so shelters have to be build for protection.
Type of Work: Working with experts, woods and meadows have to be cut and cleared and dead wood has to be removed from the protected area.
Study Theme: Agriculture and environment, ecological problems, biotope and nature protection, geology, study tour to explore flora, fauna and habitat, history of Tübingen.
Accommodation: In a municipal building on camp beds.
Requirements: Interest in ecological topics, being prepared for physical work.
Approximate Location: Tübingen is situated about 50 km south of Stuttgart in a beautiful area of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The cityscape is characterised by historical monuments on the one hand and by new buildings and institutions such as parks, theatres and museums on the other hand.
Notes: As a vivid university town, Tübingen has numerous pubs and, of course, an active nightlife. It is also a town of historical significance, with many famous half-timbered buildings and the opportunity to punt on the river Neckar (a specialty unique to Tübingen in Germany). You will work in a slope position; therefore you have to be properly equipped. Sturdy shoes required! No internet access.
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