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Bergwaldprojekt

 

 

 

Schools

To the mountain forest with class! Forestry work automatically strengthens the team spirit of a class. We organise meals, lodging and project leadership. Teachers are in charge of supervision, except during forestry work. This offer is for secondary classes (starding grade 7) with a size from 15 to 30 children. The price for a work week varies with the size of the class. We can advise you or send further information without any obligation on your side. Please contact us!

 

Assignments 2017

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Project weeks April to October.

Work site in the protection forest of the municipality of residence or in another mountain forest in Switzerland, e. g. in the canton of Graubünden, Wallis or Schwyz.

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Schools

Commitment
A typical Bergwaldprojekt work week is no holiday job nor for late risers and would look like this: arriving on Monday morning, foot march to the lodging (luggage is usually transported by a vehicle), settle in, slide presentation and introducing yourselves. Get up at 6, copious breakfast, work in the mountain forest, which includes a half-day excursion as well as clearing the table after dinner and washing-up. At the end of the week, maintenance of working tools and cleaning of lodging. Feedback round, travel home on Friday afternoon.

Work
The forest dynamics allow no long term forecast of the work to be done; the jobs will be decided upon right before the work week begins, according to the needs of the forest. Possible tasks such as construction of trails, bulkheads, protections and fences against wildlife browsing, tending of the forest or the biotope, planting, or clearing stump areas are instructed by experienced group leaders and trained project leaders.

Lodging
Lodging is mainly in simple alpine or forest cabins, or vacation centre houses (dormitories) with warm showers.

Meals
We serve wholemeals. Lunch consists of a soup prepared upon a fire in the forest.

Equipment
The basic equipment consists of warm clothes suitable for mountain climate, including spares for rainy days. Two pairs of heavy mountain boots are imperative, as well as a good anorak, sleeping bag, pocket torch, and thermos flask.

Prerequisite
No forestry knowledge is required. Travel and insurance are payable by the participants.

Costs
The costs are paid by the participants. The price is depending on the size of the school class.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.