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Casper, WY 82601

Summer in Wyoming 2009
Goethe Summer Course in Casper, WY
July 11 - 18, 2009

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Keine Angst vor Technik im Deutschunterricht If you have ever thought that technology and the Wild West don’t match, think again! The Goethe-Institute invites German teachers from all over the United States to its July 2009 Summer Course in Wyoming. Our topic is
Keine Angst vor Technik im Deutschunterricht! (Don’t Be Afraid to Use Technology in Your German Class!)

Whether you are a novice in the area of technology or an expert, this summer program will offer something for everyone.
The team of presenters will show you ways to work with new media. In hands-on workshops, they will help you to create interactive Power Point presentations, video clips, voice recordings and podcasts. You will learn to incorporate music and film to design wonderful lessons for special days, but you will also discover how these media can facilitate everyday tasks such as quizzing vocabulary or checking homework assignments. You will save time and students will enjoy their assignments!

Driving Directions to Casper College

  • From Southwest
    Follow Hwy 220/CY Avenue turn right on Poplar Street, turn left on College Drive/25th Street, Follow College Drive until you see the Casper College Sign, turn right onto campus.

  • From South and East -
    Take Interstate Exit 185(East Casper/Evansville), turn left onto Wyoming Blvd., following Wyoming Blvd out of town until you come to the stoplight at Casper Mountain Rd intersection, turn right. Follow that road until you reach the Campus Drive intersection, turn left.

  • From North
    Take Interstate Exit 188B (Poplar Street) and turn right onto Poplar Street. Follow Poplar Street until you reach the College Drive/25th Street Intersection. Turn left, follow College Drive until you see the Casper College Sign, turn right.

  • From West
    Follow Hwy 20/26 through Mills until you get to the Poplar intersection, turn right. Follow Poplar until you reach the College Drive/25th Street Intersection, turn left. Follow College Drive until you see the Casper College Sign, turn right

The accomodations are located in Morad Residence Hall which can be found on the Campus Map by clicking here.


  • Goethe Registration
  • Dates
  • Schedule of Events
  • What to Bring
  • About Casper, Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Graduate Credit
CC Arrow Goethe Application Form - (Online)
CC Arrow Goethe Application Form - (Word 2007 document)
CC Arrow Goethe Application Form - (PDF for print)
CC Arrow Goethe Application Form - (PDF, onscreen, then print)

Courses - July 11-18, 2009

Saturday, July 11

  • By 4:00 Arrival
  • 6:00 pm Rodeo

Sunday, July 12

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm "Brush up your German!" - a language course for German teachers
      • "The Digital Classroom"
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party, music)

Monday, July 13

  • 9:00 am -12:30 pm Power Point Presentations - an interactive workshop
  • 2:00 pm Video Clips - an interactive workshop
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party music)

Tuesday, July 14

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Voice Recordings - an interactive workshop
  • After 2:00 pm Free time
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party, music)

Wednesday, July 15

  • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Excursion - Pioneer Adventure
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party, music)

Thursday, July 16

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Podcasts - an interactive workshop
  • 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm E-Portfolio - an interactive workshop
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party, music)

Friday, July 17

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Blogs - and interactive workshop
  • 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm YouTube, ITunes & Co - an interactive workshop
  • 7:00 pm Optional cultural and social program (video, party, music)

Saturday, July 18

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am Course evaluation
  • After 11:00 am Departure




What to bring:

____Bath Towel ____Beach Towel ____Alarm Clock ____Hairdryer ____Soap and other personal toiletries ____Sun Screen ____Hat ____Sunglasses

____Jeans or other long pants ____Short/skirt ____T-shirt or short sleeve shirts ____Light Jacket ____Heavy Jacket ____Exercise clothing

____Swim Suit ____comfortable walking shoes ____Beach/water shoes ____Camera and film/digital card

Summer Weather in Casper:
Average highs:  85-100 (F)
Average lows:  50-65 (F)
Average humidity:  25-50%
Winds:  10-15 mph
Elevation:  5,120 feet

Rooms do not have their own bathroom. Common
bathrooms are located on each floor. Bathrooms are intended
for single sex use as designated by the signs on the door.
Males may not use woman's bathrooms and women may
not use men's bathrooms.

Coin operated washers and dryers are located in the
basement of each hall wing. Ironing boards and irons are
available for use.

Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted anywhere
on campus. Casper College is committed to having a campus
free of Illegal drugs and alcohol use and/or abuse.

Smoking is not permitted in ANY area within the
residence halls, including lobbies, hallways, bathrooms,
stairways, or laundry rooms. Smoking is allowed outside the
residence halls and students are asked to use the appropriate
ash tray receptacles outside each door.



Things to be aware of when going from Sea Level to Wyoming:

Some people will experience a mild form of altitude sickness when traveling from sea level to Casper, WY. True altitude sickness doesn’t really occur until a person goes to 7,000 feet (2,100 m), and Casper is only about 5,142 feet (1,567 m). Typical symptoms on those who are affected are: headache, tiredness, weakness, dehydration and possible nauseous feeling.

No age, sex, or physical condition factors seem to correlate with susceptibility to altitude sickness. If you feel some of these symptoms, do not over exert yourself for the first day or two. Your body needs time to adjust to less oxygen. The headache and tiredness will usually disappear within 2 to 3 days. Light activity is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep making symptoms worse. MOST IMPORTANT! STAY HYDRATED! Staying properly hydrated is a must. Acclimatization is often accompanied by fluid loss, so you need to drink lots of fluids to remain properly hydrated (at least 3-4 quarts per day). Take a water bottle with you where ever you go. Not only the altitude dries you out, but Casper is very dry and windy. So along with your water bottle, carry some chapstick with you as your lips will become chapped easily. Pack some good hand cream as well as sunscreen, too. And, don’t be surprised if you have a mild nosebleed the first few days. A little Vaseline on the lining of your nose at night will help. Ibuprofen is recommended for helping with the initial headache when traveling to altitude. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, sleeping pills, and other depressant drugs the first day or so, if possible, as these further decrease the respiratory drive during sleep and worsen symptoms.

For more information about Casper please visit: City of Casper


Yellowstone National Park

Four day adventure to Yellowstone National Park

Join us July 19 through July 22, 2009 for an adventure to some of Wyoming’s most spectacular national parks, state parks, and take a two-day guided tour of Yellowstone National Park. Cost is $450/person and register(or book) by June 1.

DAY 1:Yellowstone

  • Breakfast at Casper College.
  • Depart Casper College on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. 


DAY 2:

  • Breakfast at the Hostel
  • Meet our guide, and take the Hayden Tour (Lower Loop) of Yellowstone National Park.  Lunch will be provided.
  • Dinner in Jackson

Hayden Tour (Lower Loop)

This tour is named for the Hayden expedition that traveled through this area of Yellowstone in 1871. It took them all summer to travel through thgysere park. On our tour we will see the southern half in one day! We will depart Cody and travel through the Wapiti Valley "the most scenic 52 miles in America" to the East entrance of the park. This tour includes: Yellowstone Lake, Lake Hotel, Fishing Bridge, West Thumb, the Continental Divide, Old Faithful Geyser and other geyser basins, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Lower Falls (308' high) and the Hayden Valley (abundant wildlife).


DAY 3:

  • Breakfast at the Hostel
  • Travel with our guide to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park and take the Washburn Tour (Upper Loop).  Lunch will be provided.
  • Return to the Hostel for dinner.

Washburn Tour (Upper Loop)

Washburn tourThis tour is named for the Washburn/Langford/Doane expedition that traveled through this area of Yellowstone in 1870. This expedition recognized the need for this area to be preserved for future generations.  We will travel to the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park via the scenic and historic Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. This tour includes the Lamar Valley (abundant wildlife), Roosevelt Lodge, Mammoth Hot Springs and Terraces, Norris Geyser Basin, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Then we will travel through the Hayden Valley (abundant wildlife), Fishing Bridge, and Yellowstone Lake.

DAY 4: hostel

  • Breakfast at the Hostel.
  • Spend the morning shopping, or touring Jackson Hole.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Dinner in Casper.



  • GERM 5959
  • Graduate Enrichment Credit


  • GERM 5900-01 Graduate
    "Practicum in College Teaching",
  • 2 Credits
  • $189/ per credit

Cannot register for both.



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