1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Laptops, pads, smart phones DSLR Multifunction printer Facebook group PowerDirector Format Factory Library Books and newspaper (from a newspaper’s archive) Museum Questionnaire, interviews, bee farms, electron microscope at a lab
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We were like the bridge between men and bees. We visited bee farmers and farms in countryside. Some of us were traveling abroad, but still stayed in contact through facebook reporting the information in another country. We wish we could tell the whole world about the close relationships between bees and men through our great project website and the statement about rescuing bees. Moreover, we’ve planned to keep bees for long term to play a pioneer in beekeeping on campus and in cities.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
We conquered our fear of bees, made friends with them and been taking good care of them. We always make sure the environment is perfect for bees and let more students aware of the bee crisis. Surprisingly, three to five year old kids are also interested in bees. Beekeeping at Victoria Academy is a success. And then another elementary school in Yunlin wants to do it too.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We’d like to thank Victoria Academy for providing us the best education environment. Our principals and the director of academic affairs office are being so supportive. Our teachers, Mr. Ma Kuotung and his wife, Chang Chienyu, opened our minds and made us notice the environmental issue about bees. Mrs. Sherry Wu who has been instructing science exhibition for years helped us with bees’ ecology. Some teachers and parents helped us with a tour in bee farm, inviting Mr. Chen Yuwen, a college professor to school for the project and research at a bee lab in the east coast. Thank Ms. Lee, our vice-president for having Mr. Chen Chi, the founder of Bee Museum to arrange a lecture and guided tour which was led by his families. Thank Mr. Li Tunghsiun and Mr. Tsai Wenneng, the beekeepers for instructing us. Thank Ms. Yang Hsiangting, our music teacher for helping us sing the bee song. Thank Mr. Henry Su for fine art work, Ms. Kirsten Chang for photography, Mr. Li Tsunglin, the director of logistics and school bus drivers for driving us to the mountains to look for bees. And many teachers helped with editing our writings.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Bees are our science teacher and a good role model for us to learn from. Queen bees breed and workers work as soon as they were born. When there is a colony crisis, they fight for their home.