CyberFair Project ID: 6787

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Go Green Crew
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Northwoods Elementary School
    Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

25 students, ages 9-11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 16, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 0

Classes and Teachers: Mrs. Bell

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We are located on the eastern boarder of North Carolina in a small town called Jacksonville. Our student population is very diverse and come from many backgrounds. We are part of a militart town and much of the economy depends on the economic stimulation from the military to support our local businessess. Our school is a low income school and receives Title One money to help many of the students at this school.

2. Summary of Our Project

For our project we are establishing a recycling program at our school and sharing the benifits of recycling with the staff and students here. We also are growing our own vegetables and fruits in our school greenhouse to learn about the benifits of growing and eating fresh produce.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had to learn how to find and create our own website. There were also numerous poisonous spiders in our greenhouse! We had to get our school janitor to clean out the greenhouse before we even began Above all the students had to learn to cooperate and work together as a team. We were also very short on many supplies we needed with our project. To overcome this we made do with what we had access to.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The students that have participated in this project have a new enthusiasm for going green. They are eager to tell other people how to conserve and grow their own food at home.

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

This project supported many of our state standards. Science standard 1.01 Learning how living things are affected and affect the environment. This project also touched on many citenzship standards.

Project Elements

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

For this project we used 2 computers and a digital camera. These tools helped us to develop and complete our project. Since we only had these two tools they were extremely valuable in our project.

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

The students contacted the local recycling business to help us start our recycling program.

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

We hope that our project will make a difference in our community by allowing the students to express their concern for the enviroment and teach others to do the same.

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

Our project had many helpers who helped us on our goal. These people include: Mr. Will, Ms. Diane, Mr. Sam and Mr. Bill. These are our FANTASTIC school janitors who braved the poisonous spiders in our greenhouse and helped us clean it up. Ms. Kelly who helped us by supplying the recycling buckets to help us get our project started. Mr. Garvey and Ms.Hoffman helped us by giving us their support. Thank you!


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