In Waldsee’s environment/nature high school credit die Grüne Welle program, you’ll do projects just like the classic credit program, but with a focus in environmental science, conservation, energy, chemistry or forestry. You’ll use your German to live and discover our beautiful natural surroundings.

You’ll get to plan and go on a one-week canoe trip down the Mississippi and across the great Northern Minnesota landscape, camp and sleep in/outside of a tent, build a fire and cook over it, enjoy the sunsets as the loons call out in the distance, learn about plants and animals—all in German.

You’ll also carry out experiments and learn about sustainable living in the Waldsee BioHaus, North America’s first certified passive house—a building designed to use 85 percent less energy than a comparable American building. It’s a low-energy building in a high-energy program.