CyberFair Project ID: 7307

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Smooth the sorrow of the River and Rcover the beauty of the Wetland
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Kaohsiung City FU CHEN Senior High School
    Kaohsiung, , Taiwan

13 students, ages 16~17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 7, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011


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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Dashu Destrict is located in the junction of Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County. Dashu Destrict has been famous for fruitsand tourism, such as pineapple, litchi, pineapple sauce, Foguangshan, San-He Tile Kiln, Jhuliao Watersupply Station, Lombok Well, Chong Historic Building, Gushan Stroehouse, Cable Stayed Bridge, Pineapple Clubs and so on, among which the Old Railroad Bridge is familiar to many people , and has become the symbolic landmark in Dashu area.

2. Summary of Our Project

The Old Railroad Bridge Association has received numerous awards for the promotion of the Old Railroad Bridge Euducation Wetland Zone. They have encountered numerous difficulties such as funding, evironmental sanitation and even the strike of Typhoon 88. Afer Typhoon 88,the Wetland Zone was covered by a thick layer of driftwood and silt. The locals believed that with dream and union,there are no difficulties.Finally,they have smoothed the sorrow of the river and recover the beauty of the wetland.

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:2-3

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

In school, we use regional and wireless network provided by school at library and language lab. At home, we use our own wireless network, Message and Blog specifically used by CberFair groups communicate.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

(1)Pressure from coursework. The solution: Learn how to distribute the time and use the leisure to accomplish the backward of the study. (2)Not to focus the centripetal force. The solution: Learn to communicate constantly and understand and respect each other. (3)Collecting information. The solution: Step by step, we learned to collect information and tried to replenished our reports with the message we got form investigation. (4)Lack of experience The solution: After learning the techniques and attitude of interview. We become more confident and we are able to design questionaires. (5)Lack of ability of using the websites The solution: In spite of the teacher’s teaching, we also requested our teammates who were familiar with Internet to teach us.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Due to the damage of Typhoon Morakot, we felt the warm from the Old Railroad Bridge Association. After all think we should not only try to care about environmental issue, but also learn to devote to our place.

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

To be outstanding in the first grade of the senior high school, we take part in teacher’s plan. Through website, we find data to send and share it with people. We also want to use the Blog and Facebook to let the International School CyberFair more popular. We also have preliminary recognition to ecological protection, exposition, sightseeing, community and so on. The Old Railroad Bridge Association staff work hard. Whatever are garbage and water pollution. They know:Just do it!

Project Elements

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

1. Our school’s computers and domestic computers can make information integrated.

2. We can make comparison between the journals and information in library so that we can have a clue about the effect of climatic change.

3. Journals, books, and library.

4. Using cameras and video recorders to keep a record is more authentic than the information on the Internet.

5. Computers and interviews are of great assistance because we can often renew the latest information.

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

We invited District Mayor of Dashu District, new and old chairmen, volunteers, biologist and we even bumped into a person who also made a study of the Old Railroad Bridge. We expect one day we can give a lecture about the history and the creatures of the Old Railroad Bridge, and become real “ambassadors”.

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

The obvious point is that we often ask for a leave or use leisure time to accomplish this stuff. And this is also along with the big pressure of academy. First of all, we have to arrange the time to increase the efficiency. To serve in local is our duty. The Old Railroad Bridge Association is the institution which protects the wetland, and conserves the creatures that live in the wetland. Besides International School CyberFair, Blog and Facebook, we also need to use our own way to show the love to the Mother Nature..

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

This project gives us a great opportunity to interview many people, including the district mayor of Dashu Destrict, the chairman of the association, a graduate from the local University, community residents, environmental experts, and even our parter’s families. They provide us with a lot of memories and suggestions, photos and videos about the Old Railroad bridge, What touched us the most is people’s enthusiasm for promoting the environmental education on the wetland nearby the Old Railroad Bridge.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

According to the volunteers’ statement, we have more recognition of the birds’ species and the way of birds’ living. Not only do the volunteers know widely, but they love this place very much. Owing to this interesting outdoor activity, we can have a fresh experience and broaden our horizon. No doubt, their love to the nature is worth learning. From this lesson, we learn more things, such as talking skills, courage and attitude. Investigation and interview are also important parts during this period. But the priority is previous preparation. You have to find information and pop some questions beforehand.


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