1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Equipment:Five computers,two digital cameras Software:Dreamweaver for webpage edition,Photoshop for pitcure process,Microsoft Word for word edition,IE browser Network:CISS Area
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Our intention through the activity was to tell all that environment is closely linked with each of us.And we,with our effort,hoped more people could play a role as environmental actor.We had taken a lot of pictures about the contamination status of the river to let more people know the pollution hazards,and by contrust we want more people to learn about the changes of the Huangyangchuan River and causes.And we hoped through the interviews with the villagers living on both sides of the river,that people can pay more attention to it.As environmental publicity messengers,we have a responsibility to let more people know the contamination status of the river that they can participate in the protection of their mother river.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Our theme was about environment.We hoped our investigation could cause more people's concern and they,then,could participate in the environmental protection consciously.We,as environmental publicity messengers,in order to make the activity more in-depth,had gotten the support from our school,for each class conducted a speech contest taking 'Protection of the environment is everyone's responsibility' as the theme.The School Youth League raised part of the funds for the community outreach and sent a group of students of environmental protection for publicity,which set off a great wave.Some parents,once making little of our action,became our protector and propagandists.And what particularly impressed us was the leaders of the Da'nan Country,who,with local villagers,quarantined and reinforced the well for people and livestock;cleaned up the garbage around;and brew a high protective effect desk with cement for it,aimed at preventing its water from pollution.The elderly of the village committe,Huangyangchuan Town,organized a garbage clean-up activity taking 'Garbage-Get Out of the Way' as the theme and sent more than two hundred people for the clean-up of the neighborhood road and for the regular trearment of the garbage in the river bed to reduce the pollution.Meanwhile,they developed a long-term environmental health program to clean up the surrounding environment termly,forming a long-term mechanism.Moreover,the government of Huangyangchuan Town launched more than thirty-seven thousand people who had planted one hundred and eighty thousand flood control seedlings in the north and south beds of the Huangyangchuan River for the autumn river bed improvement.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
After many people had sensed our field work,they all lent us a hand.Our goals,namely the thirteen village clerks,all provided us with the telephone number of their subordinates who would come to help us when needed.And they,especially when we raised some corrections,would work on them with enthusiasm as well as rectify and improve them where appropriate.The vice chief of Huangyangchuan Town provided us vehicles on the way to the heart of Maomao Mount which lies in the source of Huangyangchuan River.On hearing our action,Mr.Wu-the Shangjiagou Country clerk,convened the whole town for the learning of the promotional material we offered so that more people understood the significance of environmental protection.In addition to editting a over thirty minutes environment feature film for us,the information department of the Huangyangchuan International Conference Center also aided us with its publicizing.An old man-the former head of the Xidatan Village Neighborhood Committee over sixtry years of age,despite his bodily ailments,still offered us a one-day guidance to the source of Maomao Mout,tenaciously,and introduced us its situations.At the close of the day,he,with dust and mud all over his body and persistent coughs though,still invited us home for dinner and accompanied us till we left.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We obtained some novel findings in the process that the town-once with dust swirling in sunny days and liquid dung flowing over in rainy days,disappeared,accompanying a lot of leisurely people picking up litter around along the town road where a refuse box that can contain 10 cubic meters litter can be found every 100 meters,while in the past none could be found along the seven kilometers east-west and three kilometers south-north road.Our project had drawn to a close and we had won recognition and appreciation of the Huangyangchuan Town and the surrounding towns.Mr.Zhu-the master of Gulang Town,asked us to do such a project for his towm.He said: 'The project not only has well educated over fouty thousand people in Huangyangchuan Town to protect our living environment,but also is a good lesson to our younger generation that environmental protection shall start from ourselves and be passed down from generation to generation......'