1. Description of Our Community
Our small town is located in the northern part of Romania. It has about 23000 citizens of different ethnicity, culture, religion and political ideas. This region was under soviet and austro-hungarian occupation, nevertheless, these foreign occupations left a mark on this community. Also, this town is situated in a region called Bukovina. This region is spread over three countries : Romania, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldavia. Even so, this community is strongly bonded and we all get along remarkably well.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project, 'Tidying up our hometown', describes how we researched how our town manages waste, what we did to improve it, alerting the proper authorities and promoting the project to other students and schools.
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):
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had trouble obtaining the necessary information for the project since the local authorities only provided us with the legislation about waste processing and not the actual field data of how this process takes place.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We are trying to promote this project as an example for students trying to make their town a more beautiful place. Our class mates, school mates and fellow students supported us along the way. This participation will, hopefully, promote our project globally.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This was a new experience for us all. We were part detective and part journalist. Our school is keen on ecology and we have seminars on how should we improve our life by improving the planet. We tried to take this one step further and make it a common practice among the local community. Some places we succeeded, in some we failed, nevertheless, we're going to keep trying.