CyberFair Project ID: 7754

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Owl Conservation Movement in Taiwan
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Private Jinwen High School
    Taipei, , Taiwan

10 students, ages 16-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 18, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013

Classes and Teachers: Min-huei Huang, Min-han Hsieh, Wen-yu Hu

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

March, 2003, there are a group of owl-loving people in Lionlake, Miaoli who set up a beautiful home for owls- Dr. Kukulu's shelter. They not only adopt injured owls, but also design a outdoor classroom in this facility. With this classroom, they can introduce the ecology system of the owls. And deliver the idea of 'Care the owls, love our nature'.

2. Summary of Our Project

There are more than 300 kinds of owls in the world, from snow fields to desert. They have such a great abilities to adapt the environment. Why have they become a conservation species? This is what we should argue about. Therefore, we want to let people see and know the 12 kinds of owls in Taiwan, and the problem we have faced,too.

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:more than 6

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

Our computer in the is old. Most students involved in this project take a laptop to school to work on this project. Because the PC is for school affairs most of time.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Schedule arrangment: The members are from deifferent classes and grades; it's hard to gather all of us to discuss. Individual loading: We are not familiar with each other's capability on this project. Therefore, loading assignment became a tuogh problem to us.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

With International Scool CyberFair project, we deeply aware that the land we are living on-Taiwan- is facing a serious eco-system disaster.

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

We have been more sophisticated to Illustrator and Photoshop, which we are taking courses in school. But this is the first time we have to learn and practice the website editor software. Even we have learned so much from this project, we learn more from our teachers and our classmates.

Project Elements

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

To finish our website, and we want to make it fantastic, we use PCs, USBs, and digital cameras. And for the sofware, we edit the webpages and data collecting with Microsft Frontpage, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsfot Word 2003, and Skype. These tech tool help us exchange the information quickly. We also have learned a lot through observing other students operating thess machines or editing on a software.

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

After knowing the projrct, the owners of the Dr. Kukulu's Shelter want us to pay a visit to thier park. At there, we had a profound interview. We brought many questions and datas we have collected to them. Thus, we had so many details about owls and how to save them.

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

We have deeply experienced the love and passion to owls of Mr. and Mrs. Fans'. In this project, our web site, people can not only see the work the Fan has done but also realize how the owls are closely connected with our daily life. We want not just introduce this beautiful creature. We are trying to save the species on our land.

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

There are many people we need to thank, due to their valuable data. However, the name we must mention is Ming-Jin Liu. She has dedicated into the shelter so much and to the owls of course. She showed the greatest patience to us while we were asking every detail about her story. She is an authentic owl-lover.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Before this project, some of our team members did not know there are owls aroud us in Taiwan. After many interviews and data collecting, we gradually understand the different types of owls and their habits. Most important of all, the ecological concept we have learned during this project, we really want to spread these message to people, especially to local people. The owls have been exsited in this land for a long time. Even some aboringinal tribes have the legacy or tales about them. We are worried about that legacy cannot be passed, which means, our surrounding could be no longer exsits.


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