The GAI is pleased to offer a series of 


about Renewable Energy

The workshops will explore three types of Renewable Energy
  • Wasserkraft (Hydropower); October 2018  (MEA weekend)
  • Solarenergie (Solar Power); January 2019  (MLK Holiday) 
  • Windenergie (Wind Energy); February 2019 (Presidents Day)

Friday, October 19
Grades K-1: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades 2-4: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Kids will learn about hydropower in this 3-hour hands-on German and science workshop. 
The session will include experiments and crafts and answer some questions such as: What is hydropower?  How do we use hydropower? What makes hydropower valuable?

The majority of the workshop will be taught in English to make it accessible to all children. However, there will be a significant German language component, and the kids will learn German words and phrases about Wasserkraft and renewable energy. 

The workshop is divided into 2 sessions: 
  • Grades K-1: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Grades 2-4: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Extended Care options before and after the workshops are available with drop-off starting at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up until 4:30 p.m. Kids who stay all day will bring their own lunch to eat between noon and 1 p.m. 

Cost includes all materials but no meals or snacks: 
  • Workshop only; 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.     $30.00 GAI members; $40.00 non-members
  • Extended Care*; before or after workshop     $25.00  (8:30 a.m. drop-off; 4:30 p.m. pick-up)
*Kids must be registered for workshop to attend extended care.

Germany is a leader in the field of renewable energy such as wind, hydro, and solar power. Look for more events showcasing modern Germany as part of Deutschlandjahr USA. 

We have introduced a new  registration process with Community Root. 
Please carefully read the following instructions before you click the link - Danke!  

Note - throughout the registration process click 'submit & continue' to proceed and use the 'back arrow' in your browser to return to the previous page.

  • Begin by setting up an account for your family and children - be sure to enter all family members who will attend - If you already have an account in Community Root, you can skip to the bottom of the page
    • Next, select the child / children you want to register and click on submit & continue
    • You can register multiple children together if they are in the same session; if children are attending separate sessions you must register them individually 
  • On the PROGRAMS page click on the categories or programs drop down to select your option(s)
    • To join the GAI or renew your membership please include that with your selection - You must select Household Membership or higher for your family
    • TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE CHILD FOR PLEASE COMPLETE THE MEMBERSHIP TRANSACTION SEPARATELY to avoid membership charges for both children - then proceed with the workshop registrations 
    • You will be able to add Extended Care before or after the workshop later on in the registration process
  • Select the workshop you want your child to attend 
    • Morning workshop @ 9 a.m. for K & 1st grade - extended care in the afternoon
    • Afternoon workshop @ 1 p.m. for 2nd - 4th grade - extended care in the morning
    • Review your selection(s) on the calendar view 
  • On the next page click the 'Member' button If you signed up or renewed your membership
    • Use the 'back arrow' in your browser if you want to go back and add membership
  • On the next tab you can add 'Extended Care' before or after the workshop
  • After you have reviewed and confirmed your choices, enter your payment information - Credit Card or Bank Account - THIS IS A SECURE SITE - and finish your registration! 


or call the office at 651-222-2979

Registration Information

Workshops will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. All fees are due in full at the time of registration, unless other arrangements have been made with Language Services.

As workshops reach capacity, names can be added to a Wait List.

Questions? Please email Language Services or call 651-222-2979.

Refund Policy
  • Workshop and extended care canceled by the GAI: 100%
  • Prior to the registration deadline: 100%, less a $40 processing fee per child.
  • No refunds will be issued past the registration deadline.

Extended Care

  • Extended Care before and after the workshop can be added until the week prior to the scheduled workshop. 

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