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Komm, lieber Mai…

Published: July 23, 2009

On Wednesday July 22 the whole village celebrated a Maifest as typically might be found in small Austrian towns. The party started with our very own Maibaum, a tree that is decorated and placed prominently on the village Marktplatz to herald spring and the change of seasons. We then enjoyed a hearty Austrian meal of Bratwurst, Pommes, Döner Kebap, Obst, und Brezeln. We experienced one fun tradition as well – our bakers handed out fresh baked rolls of sugary goodness known as Berliner,...

Waldsee Goes Carbon Neutral

Published: July 23, 2009

Reflecting the strong environmental ethic prevalent in German-speaking Europe, this session Waldsee is going “carbon neutral” – that means that we are offsetting all of our village’s carbon dioxide emissions by planting an equivalent number of trees all around the Waldsee site. By next week villagers and staff will have planted 125 new trees at Waldsee. Watch the video below to see last summer’s village celebration of Waldsee as a carbon neutral village!

Die Piraten kommen!

Published: July 21, 2009

Our evening program, or Abendprogramm, for Tuesday, July 21 was das Hansespiel: villagers hailed from cities of the old Hanseatic League – among them places like Hamburg, Bremen, and Lübeck – and set “sail” across the Marktplatz in search of other cities with whom they could trade. But die Piraten had other ideas, and the Hanseatic sailors also had to confront die Pest and other dangers of medieval life. Luckily, they succeeded in their quest and Haus Lübeck proved to be the...

Earning Credit at Waldsee – An Adventure in Learning

Published: July 20, 2009

On Monday, July 20 we welcomed a new session of new villagers, including many who are involved in our high school credit program. This year credit villagers can choose to become Lehrlinge, or apprentices working on projects for the Waldsee community, as they use their German in real-life situations and develop individualized portfolios that record their progress in German over the four weeks. In addition to their regular classes, our credit villagers, or Leistungskursteilnehmer, have also...

Seifenoper AG, Teil II

Published: July 17, 2009

Here's the second part of Waldsee's two-part Seifenoper (soap opera) that was written and performed by one of the credit villager AGs (clubs). Click here to view the first part if you missed it. Viel Spaß!

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