Bees education centre Chlebovice
Description: The workcamp takes place in a small village of Chlebovice in cooperation with a local branch of the Czech Association of Beekeepers which is focused on beekeeping and is also very active in organizing public events and environmental education activities for youth. They also host summer camps for children, take care of a unique museum of beekeeping and offer excursions to tourists. The Association runs The Bees Education Centre (a renovated historical building with a nice project garden and apiary). This year’s workcamp will be the 3rd one. The goal will be to help with the organization of a Youth Summer School of Beekeepers and with the renovation of the Bees Education Centre.
Type of Work: Volunteers will take part in two types of activities: maintenance and educational. Maintenance activities at the Bees Education Centre include cleaning and maintenance of exhibits in the museum, painting of rooms or fences, reparations, gardening. The biggest part will be the educational activities. Volunteers will help with the preparation and organization of the Youth Summer School of Beekeepers. They will teach English, organize competitions, and in general communicate with around 30 children aged 7-15 who are interested in the beekeeping topic.
Study Theme: Presentation of the activities of the Bees education centre, getting to know beekeeper’s work (introduction to the acquisition of bee products and their impact on human health, work in colonies), excursion to the beekeeper’s farm, excursion to the brewery, participation in the culture event in the village.
Accommodation: In 2 rooms (on beds or mattresses) at the firefighter’s station (200 m away) with bathroom. Showers are in the sport area (5 min walking). Beds with mattresses will be provided. Bring a sleeping bag. Lunch will be provided but you will prepare your own breakfast and dinner. A kitchen is available at the Bees Centre. During the summer camp for kids, all the meals will be provided.
Requirements: The project is suitable for people who are interested in the topic of bees and who enjoy activities with children. In the project ground there are beehives located so the workcamp is not suitable for volunteers that are allergic to a bee sting.
Approximate Location: Chlebovice (800 inhabitants), Northern Moravia. The village itself is located 3km away from the city of Frydek-Mistek (60 000 inhabitants) and 25km from Ostrava (3rd biggest city in the country) which is known for its museums of hard industry and mining industry. The region is also famous for the Beskydy Mountains.
Notes: Leisure time: Diverse free-time activities are planned that include trips, workshops and others. Volunteers can make a trip to Pustevny (mountains), observation tower Panorama, Hukvaldy Castle, go to the Tarzanie outdoor centre. There is a possibility to use the local sport area.
This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls.
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