CyberFair Project ID: 8553

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Yongan Fishing Harbor
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Taoyuan Municipal Zhong Li Commercial High School
    Taoyuan City, N/A, Taiwan

10 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2020. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2016

Classes and Teachers: Chia-Lan Chang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Occupying approximately 3.3 acres, National Jhongli Commercial High School is located in the city center of Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, only 6 minutes away from Jhongli Train Station, 45 minutes from Taipei City, 20 minutes from Taoyuan International Airport, and 15 minutes from THSR Taoyuan Station. It is conveniently connected to the southern and northern Taiwan by Freeway No.1 and 3, and Express Way 66. Adjacent to a tourist night market, a park, a tennis court, and a department store, the campus is situated in a lively neighborhood, inside which several elementary, middle, high schools, vocational schools and universities could be found. The school’ curriculums are based on a practical vocational education policy, aiming to emphasize the features of business-related courses while implementing courses on human arts, arts, civics and ethics, career planning and life education. It has created a humanitarian learning environment, encouraging the students to look at the bigger picture while maintaining a sense of propriety. By participating in this contest, we hope that more people would get know our school and recognize it as the largest commercial high school in northern Taiwan.

2. Summary of Our Project

In recent years, because of climate change and global warming, natural disasters occur in every corner of the world. Environmental issues have become legitimate concerns for discussion. Taiwan is no exception. It is still remembered how the documentary film “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above,” photographed by Chi Po-lin, spurred concerns of environmental issues such as deforestation, pollution, and waste and brought a great impact on Taiwanese people, as well as environmentalists around the world. It reminds that good management of natural resources and the environment has been regarded as fundamentally important. However, when time is gone, everything seems to be the same way it used to. Implementation of environmental legislation and other environmental measures seems not that strong in many developing and transitional countries like us. Therefore, our project aims to introduce the ecological cocepts and implementation of Young-an Fish Harbor, an ecological park, transformed from a waste treatment site and powered by farm biogas. Meanwhile, as high school students majoring in international trade, we hope to do some marketing for this forever green ecological environment, a recreation area with facilities and special beverages . Most importantly, we want people to know “a small potato can make a difference for the world,” but it needs everyone’s support. Young-an Fish Harbor is one of the typical examples.

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:1

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

As to our online environment, we used the computers in the computer classroom of the school and the students’ computers at home. We searched for information during the class of the project, after school and on holidays to recognize the direction and approach the topic. We successively learned the codes and constructed the website. We modified the website according to the teachers’ suggestions. By google forms, we collected people’s opinions and ideas and developed the questionnaire. Network technology is omnipresent and our best tool.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We couldn’t work out our schedule and include everyone for the field trip and discussions on the weekend. How could we involve the people who weren’t there? We gave the materials we collected to the team members who were not able to join the field trip to organize and restructure. By doing so, we not only improved our efficiency but also involved the team members who missed the trip. We were not very skilled at designing a website. Whether it’s the layout, the format or the typesetting of the website, what we managed to create were rarely what we hoped for. Faced with such a difficulty, how did we achieve the best result of our website? We first created a layout, and then selected a preferred color for all the headlines. After we decided the format of the menu, the homepage and the footer, we showed our supervisor what we created, and revised according the advices given to us, deleting the parts that were not so good and keeping the good parts in order to present a perfect website. As we didn’t have many experiences with interviews, we asked many similar questions during the interviews and the questions were not in-depth enough. We should have discussed with each other more often, and searched for necessary information and relevant books. Once we came up with the questions, we should have asked our supervisor to review them and give us some suggestions, so we could revise the inappropriate questions.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

After this Cyberfair project, we learned to be efficient with teamwork. We realized that web page construction was difficult, from layout, form to the arrangement of places. However, with everyone’s cooperation, we accomplished the project. Fortunately, we were guided by the teachers and President of Taoyuan Ocean Hakka Leisure Agriculture Association. Thus, we successfully finished the project. By the visits, we discovered the things which were not shown on internet. Our goal was to introduce the history of Yongan Fishing Harbor to more tourists and non-local people and approach the beauty of nature.

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

When making the web page, we have acquired new knowledge which was not presented in class, such as new layout design and some web page effects. We learned to edit the photos. When visiting Yongan Fishing Harbor, we attempted to plan complete itinerary. Besides, when creating the form, we learned to develop specific questions. By this project, we learned more about the ecology around the harbor in Taoyuan and the environmental issue encountered by harbor. Our vision was expanded and we acquired the knowledge. We recognized the importance of harbors to Taiwan and the issues of ecological conservation, protection of ocean and sustainable development.

Project Elements

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

Most of the time, our team worked with the computers and internet connection in the computer room of our school, collecting and organizing the materials needed for our website. Other than that, we made use of the ADSL, TV network and local network at home. We also depended on some communication software like LINE and Facebook to discuss with each other and upload photos. With the assistance of these communication technologies, we were able to successfully distribute tasks and have discussions.

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

In Taoyuan, it not only actively enhances the urban competitiveness by economy, but also is devoted to the integration between culture and industry. Yongan Fishing Harbor is an example. It combines Hakka culture and the features of harbor. Besides, Yongan Fishing Harbor is the only Hakka harbor in Taiwan. As local people in Taoyuan, we should recognize the fact. The government spends plenty of money promoting the culture. It will be a pity that the future generation can only see the historical relics from books. Thus, we selected this issue and explored the ecological conservation in the neighborhood. Cultural inheritance is likely. However, sustainable development of environment is challenging. Once the ecology is destroyed, it can hardly be recovered. These are the points for our reflection and discussion.

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

By Cyberfair project, we learned the skills to construct web page, generalize data and cooperate with each other. We were not familiar with web page making and thus we had to learn from the basic skills. Teachers in school taught us how to construct the web page. By walking out of the campus, we approached the related activities of the visit. Through this project, we hoped that people can recognize the importance of environment and ecology. Teamwork was extremely important. Everyone shared the work. Without cohesion, we could never accomplish this enormous project. Besides teamwork and organization of data, we conducted questionnaire survey and learned to cope with various kinds of people in the society. After this experience, we will be more familiar with similar activities. Although it was sometimes fatigued during the process, it was worth it!

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

We randomly interviewed the tourists regarding the characteristics of the harbor. On holidays, people can visit Yongan Fishing Harbor, rent bicycles at Green Tunnel and walk on the beach. On the other side of the harbor, they can eat in the restaurant with raw food. Recently, in front of green tunnel, Go-Kart track is constructed. It is easily accessible by bus.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In this project, I recognized the spirit of teamwork. Some members were responsible for taking photos, some were in charge of web page and some managed the journal of work. With work division, everyone contributed their specialty. It thus facilitated the project.


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