Family Workcamp at Educational Farm
Description: The workcamp is organized in cooperation with Environmental Centre Podbransky mlyn (PROUD). Together with an educational farm, PROUD provides environmental education courses for school groups. These courses focus on environmental education, in direct contact with nature and animals, local learning and experience pedagogy. The educational farm is not only for children of all ages but also for adults from the town or from the region. The aim of the workcamp is to improve surroundings of the educational farm, to carry out everyday tasks on the farm and enable contact with animals to families.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be involved in everyday activities of the farm – feeding animals in the morning and in the evening, cleaning and preparation of animal shelters, cleaning terrariums, watering and weeding gardens, cutting grass etc. Volunteers will also build new educational components, repair and paint fences or prepare wood for winter. Most of these activities are outdoor regardless of the weather. We recommend you to bring old clothes for the work, working shoes (waterproof if possible) and a raincoat with you. In case of bad weather, volunteers can paint classrooms, take care of animals in the terrariums or help with preparation of teaching aids for children. The educational farm is 500m from the accommodation and volunteers will get there by foot. Volunteers will work for 4 - 5 h/day.
Study Theme: PROUD is equipped with a lot of tools for free-time and scientific activities. Children and adults can also try some of their educational activities – catching terrestrial or water invertebrates, working with microscopes etc. Volunteers will experience how the education farm works. There will be an introductory evening with presentation about Environmental Centre PROUD’s activities and Czech cuisine tasting as well. One evening, there will be meeting with local community and a campfire.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in 3 rooms for 6 people and in 1 room for 11 people in a reconstructed former mill. Sanitary facilities are shared (toilets, showers, hot water), 2 common rooms, a dining room, outdoor green area with a fireplace. Bed linen is available. More info here: https://www.envicentrum.eu/en/about-us/proud-en. Volunteers will cook together as a group. Fully equipped kitchen for big groups is available. We appreciate your own recipes and interesting ingredients.
Requirements: This workcamp is available for families or individuals with children 5 – 12 years old. The workcamp will be focused on everyday work with animals. Please note that there is a risk of allergies to hairs, dust, hay etc. We recommend you to bring old clothes for the work, working shoes, wellingtons, raincoat and also slippers with you.
Approximate Location: Horazdovice, Pilsen Region. The town (5,000 inhabitants) is situated on the left side of Otava River. The accommodation and educational farm are situated near the historical centre of the town. Along the river, there is a big English garden called Ostrov which is a great place for relaxing. Sumava National Park is about 30 km from the town.
Leisure time: A half-day hike to nearby ruin of Prachen Castle with a programme (treasure hunting, cooking in the nature, swimming). There is a possibility of rafting, borrowing bikes or cross-country scooters.
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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