German broadcaster Deutsche Welle visited Camp Fahrenheit 516 to portrait a different sort of summer camp: Camp Fahrenheit brings together German and American junior firefighters for a week of intense training.
The panel discussion “Science Meets Oktoberfest” will feature alumni of German universities and universities of applied sciences. Speakers will present their various career paths, highlight the relevance of their studies and research in Germany, and discuss the role Germany plays for them today.
Camp Fahrenheit 516 brought together junior firefighters from the US and Germany for a week of intense training in critical skills like navigating burning buildings and extinguishing car fires.
In recent years, populism, nationalism and new forms of aggressive escalation have been exerting a growing influence on political culture in the West. Fundamental values of liberal democracy such as freedom of expression and tolerance are coming under attack. The consequences of this radicalisation on science in Germany and the USA was the focus of a two-day event held at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.
This summer, a group of enterprising young Germans and Americans participated in a different kind of cultural exchange called Camp Fahrenheit 516. The camp, hosted by the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, brought together Junior Firefighters from Nassau County, New York and Haverlah, Germany for a week of intense training.