22.08. - 05.09.2020
Introduction: This camp in the small village of Sipplingen (near Überlingen) on the shore of Lake Constance is organised in cooperation with the regional office for nature and landscape protection. The landscape around Sipplingen is characterised by steep banks and the territory around Lake Constance is a nature protection zone. This area is the habitat of rare and endangered species; therefore it must be cultivated regularly in order to avoid overgrowth by bushes and trees. That way, flower loving Insects will still find a wide range of these essential field flowers. During your work you will have a nice view across the Lake Constance.
Type of Work: Working under the supervision of experts in a slope area: clearing the area by cutting bushes and removing dried wood and branches in a slope area; It is handwork with hayforks- you will have fun, you will get muscle, you will have a great view on the lake during work and you can swim in the lake after work.
Study Theme: Biotope and species protection; Development of the cultural landscape; Explanation of flora and fauna; Water treatment
Accommodation: In solid tents directly at Lake Constance, modern sanitary facilities inside a building; possibility to swim in the lake.
Qualifications: Interest in ecological themes, being prepared for physical work outside on a steep slope, good physical condition and step security necessary!
Location: Where is Sipplingen? Sipplingen is located at the northwest part of Lake Constance, 35 km northwest of the city of Constance and next to Überlingen.
Transport hub: The nearest airports are 'Stuttgart' or 'Friedrichshafen'. You can continue by train. From there, you can take a train to Sipplingen. To book a ticket please visit: http://www.bahn.de/p/view/buchung/fahrplanundbuchung.shtml Your journey will take about 2 to 3hours and you have to change trains at least 2 times. The train station in Sipplingen is next to the lake
Notes: You will work in a slope position; therefore you have to be properly equipped for it; Sturdy shoes required! Several trips to the sights around Lake Constance are possible: the islands of Mainau and Reichenau with its monastery complex, Constance with its historic city, a boat excursion in the evening, and a sailing trip with a barbecue afterwards.
For further information please visit the homepage of the township.
Organization Description: This workcamp is organized by the German branch of Service Civil International (SCI). SCI Germany was founded in 1946 and is approved as a non-profit organisation. We are one of the oldest peace and volunteer organisations. SCI Germany aims to promote peace, non-violence, international solidarity, social justice, sustainable development and cross-cultural exchange through international voluntary work. We cooperate with a network of branches and partners in more than 90 countries. Every year, SCI Germany organizes about 50 international workcamps in Germany.
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