Project Details

Code: MS05
Start date: 02 jul 2018
End date: 12 jul 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: ENVIRONMENTAL
Theme: ENVI, MANU
Country: Denmark
State: St. Heddinge
Airport: Copenhagen
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 30

Description

The spectacular Stevns Klint was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 due to the sites geological characteristics. Stevns Klint is the best place in the world to see tracks from when the Earth was hit by a meteor, and over half of all species became extinct - including the dinosaurs. Thus Stevns Klint is not only a special place for research, but also an important place for the dissemination of Earth and life history. Stevns Klint was last year visited by more than 115.000 visitors. Stevns is a peninsula bounded by the Baltic Sea. The steep cliffs of chalk and limestone rises up to 40 meters above sea level on a stretch of over 16 kilometers. During the Cold War Stevns played an important role as NATO's strategic outpost to the east. Several military facilities are now available to the public - including the significant 'Stevns Fortress' with underground listenings installations. And then Stevns is a mecca for birdwatchers, who come to Stevns to see the millions of migratory birds who each year passes over the area.

Work And Activities

An important task is to protect and safeguard The World Heritage against overgrowing, and make sure the public will have access along the cliff and to the spectacular view. The work consists of cutting the shrubs and keeping the tree growth down, collect garbage and clean up the coastline on a selected stretch - all work in the fresh air and with a stunning view.
Different activities will be arranged during the weekends. You will among other get a free tour in the area and visit the `Stevns Fortress from the Cold War. The Work Camp will give you a unique insight to one of the World Heritages and a fantastic experience together with other young people from around the world.

Accommodation And Food

Sleeping facilities:
Bunker beds in dormentories. Volunteers needs to bring their on sleeping bags.

Kitchen facilities:
There is both an indoor kitchen and an outdoor fireplace. Food will be provided for all meals.

Place

’Stevns Klint’ is a Natural Reserve in Denmark. The Nature is very unique and beautiful. It is possible to walk along the path to explore 'Holtug Kridtbrud', do bird watching and see rare plants. In the weekend there will be organized various activities.

Requirements

A motivational letter is required.

Language

English

Notes

TERMINAL
Nearest airport:
Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)

Nearest train station:
St. Heddinge Train Station

Meeting Point and time:
St. Heddinge Train Station

Arrival:
Date: 02-07-17
Time: 14.00

Departure: Date: 12-07-17
Time: 14.00

Tickets:
You can search for train and bus time schedules here:
www.rejseplanen.dk
You can book train tickets here: http://www.dsb.dk/en/#open
You can book bus tickets here: http://www.abildskou.dk/en/
(bus tickets might be cheaper)