1. Description of Our Community
Xizhou Township is located at the southernmost part of Changhua County in Taiwan. It is named Xizhou because it is alluvion, which is floating on the east and west of Luoxi, mainstream of Zhuoshui River. In Xizhou there is a native poet named Cheng Wu. Xizhou Township, Changhua County is a small township and features low terrain, covering area of 75.8310m3. Most of the villagers grow crops for a living, and the water relies on the largest river in Taiwan, Zhuoshui River.
2. Summary of Our Project
In the small corner of Taiwan's Xizhou Township, there are native tree planted by Mr. Cheng Wu. Due to the deterioration of environment, he considered growing native trees. There are many first-class tree species in the garden: Taiwan Ebony, Formosan Michelia, Taiwan Zelkova, Chinese Pistache, and Camphor Tree. He hopes these Taiwan native trees can be distributed all corners of Taiwan in the future, making people see the vitality of native tree species,and awaken their environmental awareness.
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:2-3
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):
FTTB is connected to TANet and three broadbands respectively, and the download and upload speed is 100M.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Participated in the CyberFair research plan, ranging from proposal of research topic, organization of research team and division of labor, research schedule, IT to data collection and research report preparation. Despite many difficulties, we have overcome them one by one, as follows: http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2019/gsh8437/narrative-2.htm#a03
5. Our Project Sound Bite
In our hometown, there is a poet -Cheng Wu who works hard for environmental protection. The 'Pure Garden' he built by himself is an insistence on environmental protection and is focused on planting a variety of native tree species, caring for trees and using nature farming. We are deeply moved, so we start to plant native tree species on campus, advocate the concepts to all teachers and students in classes and flag-rising ceremony, and also went to the community for advocating. We hope that the advocating can arouse the attention of all teachers and students and the communities to environmental issues, make them take action for sustainable environment and leaving a better world for future generations.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We call ourselves the little angels of environmental protection. Nowadays, people are consuming huge natural resources, which increases environment load. Therefore, we step out of the classrooms and enter the communities to advocate environmental protection concepts such as planting trees, loving trees and nature farming. Our activities are aimed to impart environment protection knowledge to students and make them take action for environment protection. We introduce Pure Garden, a place that enriches ecology and protects Taiwan's tree species to make people realize relationship between environmental protection and ecology. We also have known the methods of energy conservation and carbon rights issues from the energy education network. These are complementary to the courses in the natural and social fields.