CyberFair Project ID: 8608

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Fascination & Hidden Crisis of Algal Reefs
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Kang Chiao International School Linkou Campus
    New Taipei City, None, Taiwan (R.O.C)

6 students, ages 15-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2022. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2019,2020,2021

Classes and Teachers: Yi-Yun Chen, Vickie Licari, James Ho

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan is a small island that contains a variety of species, but its land and natural resources are limited, let alone helpers and volunteers. In fact, our community is similar to an ecosystem, and each member ought to stay aware of protecting the environment. Therefore, our community won’t ever be destroyed as long as everyone gets involved in algal reef problems.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is mainly to study the causes of events, protests about the Datan algal reef, advantages and disadvantages for the environment in Taiwan after the result of the referendum, and methods of environmental protection through field surveys, data analysis, detailed investigations, and experts’ advice.

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:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

In the process, we have to discuss together and interview related personnel but COVID-19 limits our action. To solve this problem we haveing meetings online and interview related personnel in the time that the epidemic slowdown. In the meanwhile, we have to finish our school work so that it needs to find the balance for both of time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our research during the participation has attracted attention to the important environmental issue in Taiwan. People's awareness of preserving algal reefs has emerged. It is for Taiwan's environment. It also alerts students to care about our environment and that the students can participate in public opinion.

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

This has a strong relationship with our coursework. We acquired the lesson of teamwork, curiosity, perseverance, and passion. We put 100% effort into the project. The spirit and life lessons champion standards, coursework, and another curriculum that we learn in school. In addition, the knowledge of protecting algal reefs was incorporated into our content subjects in school, and the activities we’ve done also promoted the correct ways of engaging in environmental conservation in order for students to know they have responsibility for their land because everyone is part of the solution to this algal reef issue.

Project Elements

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

With a view to making our project more specific, we analyzed online sources, including videos created by some environmental groups, referendums on the issue of the Datan Algal Reef, and interviewed experts to obtain information for our project. At the same time, we contacted and interviewed the founder of the Ohorike Culture Association through Google Meet. Lastly, we employed Google Form to conduct our survey and used Google Document to organize our ideas.

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

In Taiwan, there are a few areas that people might ignore. Our purpose is to give attention to algal reef issues and appeal to people to take this incident seriously. Raise public awareness, tell them about the concern, and let people understand how important the algae reef is.

As Taiwanese citizens, we are doing some algal reef research. We strive to write more about the purpose, studies approach, Literature review, interview, data analysis, data organizing, web architecture, and conclusion to know deeply about the information of algae. To let more people know about the issue of the environment, and host some environmental activity to convey our faith and ideas.

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

Our project helps raise public awareness of the algal reef issue and familiarize people with the importance of algae for maintaining biodiversity. We also urge people to take notice of what is happening in the environment now and what detrimental consequences the environment might face.

Raise the awareness of algal reef problems and make people be familiar with the environment's concerns. Appeal to people to take notice of the environment and know more about what is happening in the environment now. The issue of algal reefs is not only an opposition to bias but a relation with environmental protection.

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

We called on people to participate in this subject, getting involved in the vote about the protection of algal reefs. We interviewed the main participant about his opinion about voting and provided information for us.

We invited teachers and people to complete the research with us. Based on the reliable source, we interviewed the expert who helps us to know more clearly about the algal reef. Also, the teacher has pointed out the pros and cons of the issue to our team, so we successfully completed the work more efficiently. Not only did the teacher introduce us to this competition, but also provided good suggestions, which led us on the right path. Most importantly, the discovery learning method that the teacher applies can strengthen our critical, analytical, curiosity, and judgment skills so that we can experience more. At the same time, we could stand upon their shoulders and see a bigger picture when dealing with the issue.


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