CyberFair Project ID: 6484

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Canada's Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

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

8 students, ages 15 - 16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 3, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009, 2010, 2011

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

If you tried really hard to imagine the most impressive and awe inspiring region of Canada, Banff National Park would be at the top of the list. Around every bend in the road you will find a vista that will take your breath away. Charming towns, bountiful wildlife and craggy peaks abound.

Mountains, really big mountains, are everywhere. Raging rivers filled with water so blue you will never forget it, immense tracts of beautiful forests and enormous glaciers contribute the sheer beauty of this wonderful part of our country. Did we mention the glacial lakes the color of turquoise? These lakes are so blue that you honestly wonder if they are real or just painted on the landscape.

Our Cyber-Fair project this year will focus on Banff National Park. We will introduce you to the towns found within the park and the wide variety of activities for tourists and locals alike. The Rocky Mountains are truly beautiful and the postcard like setting of Banff National Park is an unforgettable destination.

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 Banff 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 country lies an area of immense beauty visited by people from 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 Banff 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)

The Canadian Rockies are a spectacular geological feature of not only Canada, but the United States as well.

Also, you cannot own property in Banff. You can lease it for one hundred years!


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