¡» Related Information of Project Website¡G

1.URL of Our Project Web Site:


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2.URL of School Web Site :

3.Date Project was Finished: 14th.Mar,2007

4.URL of Our Project Bibliography Page:


5.School¡GDong-Guan Elementary

6.Location¡GSanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

7.Names of the teachers participated¡GYang Yi-Lun , Zheng Wen-Jie ,Pan

8.How many students worked on this project? 26

9.Ages of students who worked on this project¡G11~12 years old

10.Project Contact Email¡Gbluelover0430@yahoo.com.tw









¡» Project Overview ¡G

1.Project catagory: 7. Environmantal Awareness

2.Description of "Our Community"

Kaohsiung City, the second biggest city in Taiwan, is transforming from an industrial city to a fragrant waterfront city. To welcome the world games in 2009, Kaohsiung City Government has lunched a series of construction projects, expecting to build an "ocean capital city."

"Caogong Canal", located in Kaohsiung plain in southern Taiwan, is known internationally as one of the top four canals in Taiwan with high efficiency and scale in irrigation. KaoPing Stream is the main water resource for Caogong Canal. The irrigation scale of it ranges from Kaohsiung county to Kaohsiung city nowadays, north to Lotus Pond irrigation system. Caogong Canal plays an important role in connecting the big ponds between Kaohsiung city and county such as Lotus Pond, Chouchai Wetland, Chinshih (Golden Lion) lake, etc, which form a plentiful water web. Furthermore, it not only enriches the material and spiritual life of residents on the canal front, but also forms special features of cultural views in small villages.

Recently, as the changes of society, the precious landscapes and resources of Caogong Canal are gradually declining with the decrease of agriculture. To continue the meanings and vitality of it, we have to take actions to restore the waterfront of Caogong Canal, and transform the traditional resource role of agricultural that Caogong Canal had played into an environmental one.
To restore the water web of Caogong Canal, the construction of Wetland Ecological Corridor in Kaohsiung is a very important act that must be taken. The range of Wetland Ecological Corridor includes Neiweipei Wetland, Banhe Village Flood Detention Pond, Chouchai Wetland, Jhongdu (Central Urban) Love River Wetland, Yanshuei (Salty Water) Port Wetland, Banping Lake Wetland, and Yuanjhong Port Wetland, etc. We estimate that the restoration will make the basin of Caogong Canal reveal a new look of fragrant waterfront, and provide residents with a whole new water-accessible area. In the mean while, they are also abundant in living, ecology, and vitality in Kaohsiung urban areas of southern Taiwan.

3. Summary of Our Project

"Caogong Canal" is a canal excavated by people 170 years ago. The county magistrate, Cao Jin, aroused people to excavate the canal in order to resolve the drought problem. After building, the water irrigated the whole Kaohsiung plain widely. The canal not only resolved the dry problem, but also made Fong Shan County become an important rice warehouse in Kaohsiung at that time.
Up to now, Caogong Canal not only keeps the irrigation function, but also makes Kaohsiung City, regarded as an agricultural society in earlier period of Taiwan, transform into the "Ocean Capital City" with prosperous industries and business.
However, due to the social changes, Caogong Canal is declining gradually during the urbanization process. In recent years, the Kaohsiung City Government authorities realize the importance of the realignment of a river and start to utilize the Caogong Canal water system lively. They¡¦ve been making efforts to integrate the resources of the paddling culture, ecosystem, sightseeing, recreation, and push the idea of the ecological corridors to create a brand-new appearance of fragrance waterfront.

After all, what kind of problems does the Caogong Canal face now? Are there any possible solutions to these problems? What are the new construction projects launched by the Kaohsiung City Government authorities for beautification and afforestation? As elementary school students, can we make some contribution for our society in protecting the wetly ecosystem environment? There are detailed introductions and explains in our topic.

4. Additional comments concerning our computer and Internet access

In school, we surf the Internet through fiber-optic system, and the speed of uploading and downloading is 100 MB. There are seven computers in our classroom. Each of them can access to the Internet through the specific line, and is able to get all kinds of Internet services through the server, that is, the connection works very well. Each one of us has an E-mail account, and it has become the most important way for us to communicate with other people when we are working on subject research. In addition, we fully use the Internet service in our computer classroom, and through the shared platform, our teacher can put together all the information we get swiftly. It is not only convenient, but helps us to save lots of time.

We searched for the information on the Internet, typed our reports, and uploaded the research journals during group course.

Every computer in the classroom played an important role in our research. The shared hard disk on the Internet really helps a lot.

During the period of web page designing training program, Mr. Zheng was the best counselor when we have difficulties.

5.Problems We Had to Overcome

(1) The pressure of the time limits:

We decided to sign up for the contest in the middle of November, which was two months later than other teams, we experienced extremely hard time during the progress of our research. Nevertheless, we supported each other. In every classroom study, field study, and activity, we all participated with passion, and produced journals and feedback on research immediately. Then, we had to rearrang our schedule during winter vacation to make the bulletin board to help the community. Last, to set up the website was a real challenge for us.

(2) To decide the topic of the website is not a simple thing to do:

The Caogong Canal was the mother canal that flows through the Kaohsiung plain, and is also the main idea of our research. Compares to the government¡¦s cleaning up and rebuilding the downstream of the Caogong Canal, and the setting up of the ecological corridor which make the city takes on an entirely new look, the headstream of the Caogong Canal within Kaohsiung County has been ignored for a long time. Therefore, we would like to speak out the problem people should learn about. We have been discussing about the framework and the content of our website for a long time. The Caogong Canal and the Wetland Ecological Corridor seem to be two independent subjects, and how to connect two of them logically is a big problem. Besides, how should we transfer the subject of the present situation of the Caogong Canal to the ecological corridor in Kaohsiung City? After the discussion, we made a decision of taking the Caogong Canal as the main idea of our research. Because there is the Caogong Canal, there is the cleaning up and rebuilding of the downstream. Moreover, for the government has been attaching importance to the downstream of the Caogong Canal, and has accomplished some projects very well, it would show the need for the government of Kaohsiung County to put efforts on restoration. That is, to have better the water quality of the Caogong Canal is the method to get at the root to dredge it. Consequently, we started from the history and the present situation of the Caogong Canal, then the rebirth and recycling of the Caogong Canal. Furthermore, we would introduce all the construction and development of our government which would include the Wetland Ecological Corridor. In the end, we would like to call upon the government¡¦s attention to the restoration of the Caogong Canal which is the only way to recover the beautiful scenery of the Caogong Canal .

(3) The arrangement and the presentation of content in our website¡G

This time, we study on the continuous subject of ¡§The responsible official and a historic river. When drinking water, think of its source¡XA story about Cao Jin and Caocong Canal.¡¨in 2005. Mainly we would talk about the present situation of the Caogong Canal and the trouble we might have when we work on the rebirth. To go a step further, we would introduce the new face of Kaohsiung City and the achievements on setting up the Wetland Ecological Corridor. Though, parts of topics have been discussed before, we still have tough challenge on connect each independent subject together, and also on the skill to put things together when select and present the content of our website. The rebirth of the Caogong Canal is a task. Fortunately, there were some professionals to help us solve problems, such as Mr. Wen-chien Zheng, manager of fengshan literature and history office, and Miss. Yi-chen Hsieh, the executive officer of Wetlands Taiwan Organization. They provided lots of information and received the interviews. All these help us get the key points and express by our own words. In addition, some paintings by our classmate make our website colorful and cheery.

(4) Some communicative problems¡G

Because most of our interviewees are Taiwanese-speaking senior citizens, when we went out for field-investigation, we really had certain difficulties on communication. Fortunately, we brought tapes when interviewing, recorded all words, and listening carefully afterwards. We asked our parents when we couldn¡¦t understand and put our notes in order. Though we spent lots of time on processing, we really learn a lot on Taiwanese language and culture.

(5) Traffic problems when we need to out for interviews¡G

Because the research program is participated by 26 of us, that is, all of us in the class, we have the traffic problem when we out for field-investigation. To solve the problem, we gave parents notices to know how many people could help the transportation. Best of all, we have many hot-tempered parents to give us a ride. This time, we have four all-day-long field-investigations to do, and the service in return at Chouchai Wetland on the World Wetlands Day. Parents experienced all these with their children from beginning to end. Even though our cars were scratched by bushes in the field and the antenna was broken, we did it in the long run.

(6) The inefficiency of art designing ability¡G

In the process of learning designing web page, the art designing ability impresses readers on the first sight. After about 2 years' learning process, we are more familiar with some web-page-designing software, such as Frontpage, Fireworks and DreamWeaver, but we still have problems on the presentation of beauty. To make up our inefficiency, we were hiring a profession again to teach us some skills of art designing ability. After series of training program, we advanced both our esthetic sensibilities and designing ability. Besides, under the instruction, we use Swish, an animation-designing software, as the films under some subjects which works very well.

(7) Part of pictures were hard to get¡G

The point of our first part research is to present the problems of the Caogong Canal these days and the process of the rebirth of the Caogong Canal. The script of this part was most difficult of all and we can¡¦t have the pictures at the moment when issues happened, so we call for experts¡¦ help. With the permission of Miss. Yi-chen Hsieh, we cited some pictures she collected to show the problems of the Caogong Canal. Furthermore, our teacher was trying to avoid the content of the rebirth of the Caogong Canal becomes too stiff to understand, so she flashed on a painting contest in order to push us brainstorm about the wonderful scene after the rebirth completed. All these paintings are requiring much attention and concern and were our painstaking efforts. On the part of the wetland ecological corridor, due to the difficulty to obtain some firsthand ichnograph form books, our paintings show the idea with illustration clearly. This kind of presentation adds more fun to our website.


In the beginning of our research program, we were totally have no idea what Wetland Ecological Corridor was, and knew about Cao Jin only by text book which gave limited information. But after the four months¡¦ learning progress, through field-investigation, interviewing on the scene, data collection, and research on subjects, we have learned a lot through this project. In the whole, we walked through the basin of the Caogong Canal when out for field-investigation, and the differences between the headstream and downstream of the Caogong Canal shocked us. While interviewing the Public Works Department and visiting the place, we were deeply impressed by the efforts the government made for the downstream of the Caogong Canal. We should treasure the environment and protect it.

To show our appreciation to people who give us instruction and support, we were the tour commentators for Chouchai Wetland on the World Wetlands Day, and gave a presentation to the guests about how to protect wetland. We hope people pay more attention on the present situation of the Caogong Canal and treasure the world of nature. After these months of hard-working, we actually learned abundant knowledge and experience.


All of us, including teachers and parents, listened carefully to the tour guide before going on a field trip.

We have supportive parents to drive us in every time field-investigation, so we could complete our program smoothly.

Interviewing with local people made us speak Taiwanese more fluently.














¡» Project Elements
1. How did your activities and research for this International Schools CyberFair      project support content standards, required coursework and curriculum      requirements?

Through this project, we had experienced the cross-subject learning, school-based curriculum, and the everlasting ability.

During the research process, we used the Internet, read a lot of related books for reference, and also we visited the Caogong Canal Basin, exploring more about the downstream and the Wetland Ecological Corridor. The skill of computer graphing helped us produce a interactive map, introducing the Wetland Ecological Corridor of Kaohsiung City thoroughly. The way we combined the technology, langusge, and local geography fitted in the concepts of curriculum integration and cross-subject learning.
In addition, for the school-based curriculum, we chose the Caogong Canal which was the mother river of Kaohsiung and is close to all citizens in Kaohsiung. Through this research, we knew not only about the history of the Caogong Canal, but also its problems under the change of society. Compared to the newly built Banhe Village Flood Detention Pond, Golden Lion Lake, and Chouchai Wetland which are urban wetlands model, the ignorance of the headstream is unfair. Therefore, we are trying to show a series of the construction on the Wetland Ecological Corridor of Kaohsiung City, and hope the governments of Kaohsiung City and Kaohsiung County cooperate with each other on the rebuilding of the Caogong Canal and the rebirth of the beauty. This research shows the passion we have toward the hometown.

In this research, we have also learned how to collect information, read and edit, carry out field-investigation, communicate with people, interview, write scripts, take digital photography, operate the computer, design web pages and bulletin bulletin boards, 6-paged pamphlet, and the skill of computer graphing. Besides, we can not only receive the knowledge but also come up with some feedback. Through the service in return, we developed our communication ability. What mentioned above are everlasting ability which we benefit a lot.

¡»What skills have you learned¡H

(1) Skills on collection and editing:

In the four months, under the instruction of our teacher, we have learned to surf the Internet or read books to collect information. After reading and editing, we wrote the articles ourselves.

(2) Skills on communication and interviewing¡G

In our research, we found the answers by interviewing. Before our interview, we prepared questions and took notes. During interviewing, we need to be aware of our manners and recorded the interview. In the end, we wrote down scripts according to the tape. It was part of learning.

(3) Skills on taking digital photography¡G

During the field-investigation, we brought our digital cameras to take pictures or film everything we saw. We have been taught the skills on photography. We used these skills and digitized related photos and uploaded pictures into computer for further classification. We edited these photos and films with Photoimpact.?

(4) Skills on website designing¡G

The website designing is an important lesson. We developed our art designing ability under professional¡¦s instruction. We present our reports by website and we also have learned how to edit pictures.

(5) Skills on speaking fluency¡G

Some journalists from the Public TV Station were with us whole day long during field-investigation. We were interviewed by reporters on TV. In the end of our research program, we joined the activity of ¡§ True Love in Kaohsiung for the International Wetlands¡¦ Day¡¨held by Public Works of Kaohsiung City and Wetlands Taiwan Organization. We worked as tour commentators and information staffs in the activity. To explain our research to people thoroughly, our teacher held a training program and even a rehearsal. By this chance, we had the opportunity to improve our communication ability and avoided stage fright, and we also successfully drew people¡¦s attention to the present situation and the outlook of the Caogong Canal.

While interviewing, we had the chance to practice some skills. That¡¦s really fantastic.

We were interviewed by reporters of Public TV Station, and talked about our expectations to the rebirth of the Caogong Canal.

Through the designing of the 6-paged pamphlet, we have raised the issue about protecting the wetlands and the rivers.


¡» How was your team work¡H

Members of our group were from different classes, and we had only seven days a week to gather together. Deducted some professional courses, there was not much time for us to discuss and share feeback. Even though, we had done our best to finish assignment. All together, we have accomplished a lot.

The range of our research is extensive.We visited many places during the field trips, and wrote lots of scripts. Under the pressure of the preparation work for the International Wetlands¡¦ Day, we shared work to ensure that every one could practice writing scripts and editing. Everyone of us gave up the winter vacation and came to school checking the coherence and editing the website. Our teacher assigned our work according to our specialties, like writing, communication, graphing, computer abilities. In this way, we cooperated with each other, and completed our research.

¡» What specific ideas you have after the research?

We have read our senior classmates¡¦ website before we started the program, and acquired some basic ideas about the history and achievement of Cao Jin. Then we found out that the Caogong Canal, a mother river which nurtured the Kaohsiung plain for almost 170 years, is waned by time and the downfall of agriculture. The significant irrigation project has become smelling gutter and hid between lanes. Such a mess strikes against the water quality improvement project of Kaohsiung City. Therefore, to recover the beauty of the Caogong Canal, we have to support the rebirth project on the Caogong Canal.

Aiming at the present situation and problems at the headstream of the Caogong Canal, we offered some suggestions,? such as rank elevation, water supplement, water quality improvement, wetlands reproduction, embankment readjustment, instauration and exploitation, landscape remodeling, landowning inspection, landscape reconstruction, and system readjustment. Hope that our research can be understood and supported by the government.

We can see the rebuilding of the downstream of the Caogong Canal is strong contrast to that in headstream. What are the new plans or plots to change industrial Kaohsiung City into a green city with Fragrant River Banks?? Meanwhile, what is a wetland, or what is a Wetland Ecological Corridor to people?? Through visiting places, we compiled all information and introduced all wetlands¡¦ models form different cities with a directory map.

The Caogong Canal is the source of top four river in Kaohsiung¡XLove River, Cianjhen River, Fengshan River, and Hojin Creek. Although the government has done the rebuilding of the downstream of the Caogong Canal, but the headstream is still ignored. It doesn¡¦t get at the root. To solve the problem, we have to rebuild and clean it up as well like the downstream did. We hope through this exhibition, people can get to know about the current condition and the importance of rebuilding of the mother canal that nurtured the Kaohsiung plain for nearly a hundred year.


Guided tour along the Caogong Canal. We listened carefully on the history and current condition.

We took notes during out in field trips, and learned a lot.

We have thorough understanding on the current condition of Caogong Canal and have great expectation on its rebirth.


¡» How do you match up the need both of your program and school demands?

Most of us live in Fengshan. We all know about the Cao Jin Temple on Caogong Road, but don¡¦t know who he was. Not to mention, to understand the current condition of the headstream of the Caogong Canal. Besides, our school is near northern Kaohsiung where rebuilding of the Banhe Village Flood Detention Pond, Chinshih Lake, Chouchai Wetland, and Lotus Pond took place, but we have no idea of the project of the Wetland Ecological Corridor.Through the set up of our website and the directory map, people would get the chance to have more understanding on the construction and achievement of our government. We are not only helping the community get to know their culture, but alos showing them the new face of Kaohsiung.

¡» What kind of roles had you played in your community¡H

During researching, we learned for knowledge we have to acquire as learners, and we also posted some firsthand information on the website as knowledge producers at the same time. Although we were still young, we could join the activity held by city government as narrators and information staffs and share our research to people. Therefore, the roles we played in our community were the spokesmen for our environment.


We made 17 bulletin boards to demonstrate our project on International Wetlands¡¦ day.

On that day, we did all we can to explain the importance of the rebirth for the Caogong Canal, and the new face of Kaohsiung.

Mayor Chen Kiku came to listening our narration and showed her appreciation.

¡@¡» Do you think learning on the Internet is more effective than traditional way?
     Explain why and how.

Learning on the Internet, we could search for information whenever we want and we could also discuss and share the feelings on it. Our teacher could always gather our works through the Net. Best of all, people can browse on our works as they wish, and it is totally different from the traditional way of doing a research. Briefly, learning on the Internet makes out team works better and more effective.

2. What information tools and technologies did you use to complete your International Schools CyberFair project?





1. We played subject-related films to get basic     knowledge.
2. We played a TV program¡§The Memory of the Caogong     Canal¡¨of Public Channel and found out more issues.
3. In class, the projector show as all highlights.


USB Flash Disk
It helped us record our interviews and easy to arrange afterwards.
Digital Minicam
We filmed the outings and the interviews.
Digital camera
We took pictures for our website.
We used it to collect information, typing, arrange reports, and design website.
Searching on the Internet for some related data.
E-mail Box
Shared-Hard Disk on Net
We exchanged our works through e-mail and
shared hard Disk on Net.

1. Fireworks:designing the background and elements of     website
2. DreamweaverMx: Designing website.
3. Photoimpact: editing pictures and directing map.
4. Word: editing on work Journal and reports.
5. FlashMX: designing animation on front page.
6. Swishmax 2.0: designing animation on front page.
7. Publisher: designing 6-paged pamphlet.
8. Color6.0:designing name tags for the World Wetlands Day.
9. IE: surfing on the Internet.

Scanning the hand-drawn map, ground plan and expectation.
Copy machine
Copy for every one.
Contacting with students, parents, partners, and professionals.
Books and manuals
Know about the program better.


3. In what ways did your students act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your        International Schools CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

To gain more backup knowledge and data to support our research, we invited many professionals to give us lessons for specific subjects. Like Mr. Wen-chien Zheng, manager of Fengshan Literature and History Studio, gave us lecture about the history of Cao Jin and the Caogong Canal, Miss Yi-chen Hsieh, the executive officer of Wetlands Taiwan, explained the current condition of the Caogong Canal, and Mr. Hsueh-hua Liu of Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society introduced some basic ideas about wetlands and ecological environment. With all these information, we had deeper impressions when we actually visit ourselves.

Mr. Wen-chien Zheng, manager of Fengshan Literature and History studio, was the guide during the field-investigation. He provided us a variety of information with his passion towards local culture education, and also led us visiting the Caogong Canal basin. In addition, we have invited director of Wetland Taiwan, Mr. Yao-ting Su, to evaluate the possibility of constructing a wetland in school. Although we stopped the program for the reason of budget and problems on construction, Mr. Su introduced us to serve as commentators on the World Wetlands Day. What¡¦s more, we interviewed the director of Public Works, Mr. Hung-mou Wu, during winter vacation and we acquired lots of official data.

We were really appreciated those friendly people we met during the outing. They were touched by our passion and willing to cooperate with us. With help of these nice people, such as director of Public Works, eco-groups, professionals and local people, we formed different point of views and independent thinking ability.

Besides, we made appointments by telephone and even through e-mail. In a word, we learned many useful methods on researching through the experience attending the fair.

Mr. Wen-chien Zheng, manager of Fengshan Literure and History Studio was one of our counselors. He gave us a series of lectures, and the whole time company and narration during field-investigation as well.

Miss Yi-chen Hsieh, the executive officer of Wetlands Taiwan Organization, spared her time to give us a lesson teaching us about the hydrogeological web of Kaohsiung City.

Director of Wetlands Taiwan Organization, Mr. Yao-ting Su came to our school to evaluate the possibility of constructing a wetland in school, and accepted an interview.

4. What has been or will be the impact of your project on your community?

 We have visited the basin of Caogong Canal excavated by Cao Jin, and we admired the wisdom of our ancients. But the current condition of the Caogong Canal is such a pity that most of functions were lost, critically polluted, and even incorrect dredging method. Fortunately, Kaohsiung city government took account of this event, and started on many rebuilding projects, including the glory in the Wetland Ecological Corridor. If the government of city and county could cooperate on the rebuilding and dredging program, we believe the beauty of the Caogong Canal can recover one day and transform into a scenic spot.

5. How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Mr. Wen-Chien Cheng

Mr. Wen-Chien Cheng, the director of Feng Shan Literure & History Studio, was one of our counselors. He provided us with data and led us to carry out field-investigation. He is an important role in this project.

Miss Yi-Chen Hsieh

Miss Yi-chen Hsieh, the director of Wetlands Taiwan Organization, studied into the current condition of the Caogong Canal, and was the advocator for Chouchai Wetland as well.

Mr. Wue-Hua

Mr. Hsueh-hua Liu works for Kaohsiung Wild Bird Society and has abundant experience of narration. He introduced some basic ideas about wetland and ecological environment to us.

Chief Hung-Mou Wu

The leader of Public Works Bureau Mr. Hung-mou Wu, spared his time to accept the interview. He talked freely about the construction and the Wetland Ecological Corridor.

Mr. Hui-Ming Peng
Ms. Miao-Chen Wang
Mr. Yen

We have been to the Public Works Bureau twice. These staff gave us a variety of data and detailed introduction which helped fulfill our website..

Mr. Yao-Ting Su

Mr. Yao-ting Su is the director of Wetlands Taiwan Organization, and he came to our school, evaluating the possibility of constructing a wetland in school, and introducing us to serve as commentators on World Wetlands Day. Furthermore, he accepted an interview and talked about the current and future condition of Chouchai Wetland and Banping Lake wetland.

Mr. Yu-Yan Wu
Mr. Yin-Qiang Chang
Mr. Ching-Chia Tseng

They are staff of Wetlands Taiwan Organization at Chouchai Wetland. During the preparation of the World Wetlands Day, they help us contact and arrange places. Besides, Mr. Tseng talked about the original face and construction process of Chouchai Wetland when interviewing. We appreciated their consideration.

Mr. Hsi-Hu Yang

Mr. Hsi-hu Yang is living near Hou Gang Canal, and he described the unpolluted early face of the canal in field-investigation.

Mr. Feng-Jung Lu

Mr. Feng-Jung Lu is living beside the Da-Jing Temple Canal of Niao Sung Township who was suffering from flooding, and described the incorrect dredging method of headstream of the Caogong Canal.

Mr. Jung-Fa Cheng

Mr. Jung-fa Cheng is an old native people of Yuanjhong Harbor Wetland destined land. He lived by fishing until the land was levied by the government. We have also interviewed him and asked his feelings and opinions.

Mr. Ji-Pei Wang

Mr. Chi-pei Wang is a professional web designer. Under his instruction, our skills improved a lot and completed our website smoothly.

Reporter of Public Channel, Mr. Dai-Ping Chang

The reporter companied us whole day during field investigation, and presented the current condition of the Caogong Canal to people showing the importance and value of the Canal.


6. Intellectual property rights of our website

The pictures we used in the website, except for the process of the construction of Chouchai Wetland and jacanas, were provided by Wetlands Taiwan and Mr. Ching-Chia Tseng. Other than some of the pictures of current condition of the Caogong Canal were provided by Miss Yi-Chen Hsieh and Mr. Wen-Chien Zheng, most of pictures, paintings, plans and directions were collected by ourselves. In addition, the scripts were all written by students and checked by teacher before presenting.


7. Discoveries, lessons, and surprises

(1) Discoveries¡G

Through the research project ¡§A Symphony of Water and Green¡XTowards a Rebirth of Caogong Canal and a New Fragrant Waterfront Kaohsiung,¡¨ we found the crisis of the headstream of the Caogong Canal, saw the plan and construction on the Wetland Ecological Corridor. By interviewing, we knew some details and possibilities of the rebirth of the Caogong Canal. It was the best wish after all.

(2) Lessons¡G

The hundred-year ancient canal left by our ancestors was destroyed by time and changes of the society. It is a pity that some ponds were gone and polluted and the functions of irrigation disappear little by little. We should protect these channels, or the almost two-hundred-year Caogong Canal would disappear for sure.

(3) Surprises¡G

The ancient wisdom of the canal a hundred seventy years ago is changing into a cultural and historical scenic spot. Kaohsiung City Government has launched many construction projects on the downstream of the Caogong Canal, which has showed the energy of a sunny city. We believe that with the rebuilding of the headstream, we would have many resources of tourism on fragrant river banks in the future.

We deeply understood the current condition of the Caogong Canal in outing.

Under Mr. Wen-Chien Zheng¡¦s instruction, we knew issues about the Caogong Canal.

Though the field-investigations were tiring, we learned a lot.








¡» Contributions

Job discriptions

Data collecting
Photo taking
Report typing
Website designing


Report checking
Website Flamework
art designing




Data providing
Professional instruction

Local Residents
Data providing
Accepting interview



















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