1. Description of Our Community
We are located on the eastern boarder of North Carolina in a small town called Jacksonville. Our student population is very diverse and come from many backgrounds. We are part of a militart town and much of the economy depends on the economic stimulation from the military to support our local businessess. Our school is a low income school and receives Title One money to help many of the students at this school.
2. Summary of Our Project
For our project we are establishing a recycling program at our school and sharing the benifits of recycling with the staff and students here. We also are growing our own vegetables and fruits in our school greenhouse to learn about the benifits of growing and eating fresh produce.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had to learn how to find and create our own website. There were also numerous poisonous spiders in our greenhouse! We had to get our school janitor to clean out the greenhouse before we even began Above all the students had to learn to cooperate and work together as a team. We were also very short on many supplies we needed with our project. To overcome this we made do with what we had access to.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The students that have participated in this project have a new enthusiasm for going green. They are eager to tell other people how to conserve and grow their own food at home.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This project supported many of our state standards. Science standard 1.01 Learning how living things are affected and affect the environment. This project also touched on many citenzship standards.