1. Description of Our Community
The Baosheng Community in Guanyin, Taoyuan, a less well-known waterfront community, is located in Kuanyi’s beach. Baosheng Community silently guarded the precious “algal reefs”. Baosheng community and it surroundings have been through land expropriation from Taiwan power plant. Algal reefs at Guanyin area still continued to face the waste water of industrial zone. It growls in this complex society, as small stones were thrown into the sea-- small ripple was quickly covered by the waves. But Baosheng community and public care continue to use the power little by little to concern and preserve our “algal reef”.
2. Summary of Our Project
The issues about ecological conservation appear constantly. Therefore, we decided to choose “algal reefs” as the project topic. We found that most people know more about the coral reefs but few people know what “algal reefs” are. In order to make public more understand algal reefs, we will introduce their formation and the reason why it disappeared rapidly, and also the scholars’ view and the Government’s attitude about this issue. We not only hope the public could know the preciousness of “algal reefs”, but also hope that we can pay more attention to ecological conservation.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
1. The speed of our school's net : 12.85 mbps 2. The use of telecommunications : Chunghwa Telecom(ADSL) 3. Web Browser : Google Chrome and Firefox 4. Search Engine : Yahoo and Google
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
At first, we knew that doing this research project is exhausting and time-consuming. From field trips in the beginning, because the place is in the Guanyin and our dwelling is a little far away from Guanyin, so the traffic is a problem. Besides, in school, we need to change the classrooms between lessons(block system)and we are in different classes, thus, we didn’t have enough time to discuss, and often need to spare holiday time to come out to research. In addition, to get deeper understanding of the Guanyin algal reefs, we went to Guanyin many times. Because of the far distance, we always went home with exhausted body. In the process of doing the report, due to lacking of experience, we often ran into difficulties and didn’t know how to do; on the other hand, we also need to pay attention to our schoolwork, under dual pressures of our schoolwork and research project, it led to the procrastinating progress of doing the report. Although the process of doing the report is tough, the teacher’s support and assistance as well as our division of labor and cooperation, give us more motivation and determination to complete the research project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Even the process is hard and exhausting. Looking back and thinking, as long as we can make a contribution to our homeland, everything is worth it.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Because our school takes block system, so after finish the class, it’s not easy to discuss with different classes of students. Thus, we must spare time to come out to meet and then embark on discussion. Although the time is not convenient, it let me know that I should learn to tolerate and yield. To the progress of the team, sometimes we had to lay our personal matters behind to make progress make progress. The activity is related to the protection of the ecosystem, it made us think of the concept of 'sustainable development' in the geography textbook, we understand more the knowledge in the geography textbook through field trips. In addition, as doing this topic, we left a message on’’ Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan community’’ and have the opportunity to contact, we hope the community can help us understand algal reefs all more, and the Director Mr. Liu also readily promised us. Though we were nervous to the telephone contact, but with the increase of the number of meetings, replaced with the community sense of identity and intimacy, we also trained up emotions with the chairman and the director as teachers. Introducing algal reefs, they also made us understand the ecological changes around and near the threats of pollution. We could also catch crabs and enjoy the beautiful sunset. It made us determine to complete the project— We must to guard it!