CyberFair Project ID: 6026

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Gros Morne: A World UNESCO Heritage Site
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Clarenville High School
    Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

6 students, ages 15 years old worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 20, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009. 2010

Classes and Teachers: Ian Davidson

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Rich with history, culture and natural beauty. All these wonders have been here for thousands of years, embraced by those who happened upon them. We feel that around every bend in Newfoundland and Labrador, you will feel serenity, see beautiful sights and experience a playful breeze that will help your journey.

In our project, you will be introduced to our home, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Our school is located in Clarenville, NL a town of six thousand. Clarenville is located in a narrow strip between the coastal ridge and the sea. We have the deepest, most sheltered, ice-free port on Newfoundland's east coast.

Here, we routinely catch a glimpse of icebergs, whales, birds and wildlife. Our project will focus on a historical landmark located in our capital city, St. John's, however we consider our local community to be the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

2. Summary of Our Project

Gros Morne national park is situated on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland and is world famous for its stunning natural scenery. In 1987 Gros Morne was designated a UNESCO world heritage site because it provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth’s mantle lie exposed.

Recent glacial action has resulted in some of the most spectacular sights in eastern Canada. Visitors can hike through wild, uninhabited mountains and camp by the sea. Boat tours bring visitors under the towering cliffs of a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers. Waterfalls, marine inlets, sea stacks, sandy beaches, and colourful nearby fishing villages complete the phenomenal natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National Park of Canada.

Our Cyber Fair project will explore all facets of the park and attempt to clearly illustrate why it is indeed a stunning local attraction.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

At Clarenville High School we are blessed with numerous connections to the Internet in a wireless environment.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We worked hard to learn how to build a website as none of the team had experience with html language.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in CyberFair has continued to help us to realize that we are not alone as a school and that we are a part of something much larger, and exciting, than we realized before. The sheer number of interesting projects we reviewed was simply amazing and humbling for us.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

In addition to learning to work together as a team to create a project, we also learned a lot about Gros Morne National Park. The information we studied had a lot to do with Canadian Geography and not only fulfilled the required curriculum, it exceeded it! We learned that within our own province lies an area of immense interest to geologists all over the world! We also learned a lot about using the Internet to research and create a project. This was an amazing experience again this year and we will never forget it.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

The information tools and technologies we used to complete our CyberFair project were as follows: 1) E-Mail to coordinate info for the website 2) The Internet to search for and store information 3) ACEHtml to design our web page 4) Digital Camera to take pictures 6) Printers and 7) library books for further reading.

The Internet was by far our most valuable tool as it allowed us to research and catalog information vital to the creation of our CyberFair Project.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

In addition to contacting our local newspaper (The Packet) to share our project we also touched base with Gros Morne National Park and received a lot of valuable assistance and information.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

We feel that our participation again this year has encouraged more schools to compete in the Cyber-Fair from Canada. Our own school has also shown a great interest in our project, as has the community.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Mr. Davidson, our CyberFair teacher-mentor, really helped us out a lot as well with the organization of the project and ensuring we met deadlines on time. This was so much fun!

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Some interesting discoveries that we made were:

1) Learning that ancient geological landforms exist in our province.

2) That we have a UNESCO world heritage site in Newfoundland.

3) We learned that some of the organisms in this area were brought in on purpose, but others weren’t planned to be introduced.


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