Be part of the local rangers clean-up team
You will help the local rangers clean up this magnificent nature park and learn about the ecosystem and the nature of the Alps, and, you will be experiencing some unique evenings in one of Austria’s very authentic spots, close to the peak of the Ötscher (1893m).
Participating in our IB CAS summer camp will foster and deepen your understanding about alpine nature, Austrian mountain village culture, and the IB CORE. The focus will be on local and global issues, and the course offers both PRE-IB and MID-IB incentives. All students will complete the camp with a memory that highlights their own experiential learning for their individual CAS programme.
About our IB CAS Trip Coordinators & Mentors:
Alexander Grubich was born and raised in Upper Austria and studied languages in Vienna, Paris, Málaga and Santo Domingo. After finishing his university career, he taught German language, Spanish language and Austrian culture at the University of Rijeka, Croatia and at the same time he finished his PhD in the field of “German social studies” in the topic ” The image of Austria in Croatia”. Since 2008, he has been a teacher at the Vienna International School, performing duties such as: teaching IB German, French and Spanish, operating as the Service and Action coordinator and as homeroom teacher. Alexander has been working as the IB CAS coordinator for several years and is now leading the German Department. He is currently also the charity coordinator at VIS. Additionally, he is an examiner for the IB in the field of language Ab initio and is an IBO professional development workshop leader for IB CAS and Language Ab initio. Alexander is also an IB school visiting team member.
Alexander is passionate about many different kinds of sports such as running, skiing, tennis, hiking, beach volleyball and cycling. Further he is socially engaged in different charity events throughout the year. He really likes to inspire students in order to convince them they can help create a better world with more respect for each other. He lives with his family in Vienna and spends most of his weekends in Mariazell, Styria.
Alex will be joined by Lena Bröderbauer, one of our highly motivated and wonderful activity coaches! Like Alex, Lena is athletic, knows the Mariazell-Ötscher region inside out and will be an absolute pleasure to spend time with! Lena has just finished teacher training (BEd) and has lots to give to make your experience an absolutely unforgettable one!
We look forward to hearing from you!