1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Images: digital camera, printer, computer, scanner Sounds: recording pens, video recorder Transportation: cars Liaison: phone, computer, mobile phone Data collection: computer, newspaper, books, library, software Software: Ulead Photo Impact 11, Microsoft Frontpage, Microsoft Word 2010, google
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
a) Student: Plum Tree Creek environmental education practice, propaganda of Plum Tree Creek environmental issues and using questionnaires to understand students ' cognition of Plum Tree Creek and explain the environmental issues in the interview.
b) Teacher: Held environmental education workshops to enhance teachers ' cognition so as to implement the environmental education and environmental issues in the class.
c) Interview: Interview with experts and scholars on our research of Plum Tree Creek's pollution problems, and discuss feasible solutions. d) Chief of village: Asking chief of the village for the historical culture background of contamination at Plum Tree Creek and explain the purpose of our study.
e) Parents: Promote the environmental issue through interviews and questionnaires.
f) Volunteers: Discuss environmental issues. Working together to held activity and finding solution for the problem.
g) Residents: Held reconnaissance activities for population to learn the environmental problems of Plum Tree Creek.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
People in our community learn more about Plum Tree Creek and the importance of preserve it from the pollution. We established new working relationship with the elder residents, residents, chief of villages, social worker and experts. They helped us a lot to understand the river and in the future, we'll work together to protect it. We've also got feedback from them and from the parents, they all encouraged us to continue the project and join cyber fair. Our website not only reminds people there's a precious river in our community but also raise their awareness to care about the environmental issue.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
People who are involved and helped us: a)Parents: from Zhuwei Elementary School and Ziqiang Campus
b)Academic group: Department of Journalism from Chinese Culture University and Zhuwei Senior High School
c)Organization: Bamboo Curtain Studio, Zhuwei historical and cultural workshop and AECOM Taiwan
d)Old Resident: Mr. Tsai, Mr. Huang, Mr. Guo, Mr. Wu, chief of Ping-Ding Village and chief of Ming-Sheng Village
e)Expert: Li Xiao-Wen, Wu Chun-He, Lin Bo-Chang, Jiang Ming-Xiang, Zeng Sheng-Xiong, Tu Ding-Min, Wu Zu-Ting, Gong Yu-Qian, Chen Chang-Yao
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
This research theme is 'Plum Tree Creek', so we use equipment to measure the electrical conductivity, pH, oxygen content and turbidity …and so on. In order to better understand Plum Tree Creek, we visit the local chiefs of the villages, elders and residents. Got to know that it was a very clean river before the development and pollution made by people. Now it turns into a smelly and dirty brook. That’s the reason why we want to study Plum Tree Creel. It is not just about winning an award but to enrich our knowledge. People may not know the existence of Plum Tree Creek before the cyber fair. But now, more and more people get to know the importance of it.