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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!

Die Zuwanderungssimulation

Published: July 16, 2009

Until 2005, immigration to Germany was regulated exclusively by the Grundgesetz ("Basic Law") and various decrees. In 2005, Germany instituted its first comprehensive immigration policy in response to growing pressure from immigrants-rights groups and, among others, the European Union. Approximately 9 percent of people living in Germany do not have German citizenship, while approximately 20 percent of the German population is of immigrant background. After World War II, beginning in 1955,...

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