Since 2006, Victoria Academy join the School Cyberfair competition, and got an award every year. We always focus on the Local characteristics of Yunlin County. In 2015, we conception on the topic of “Douliu Environment Guardian,” which introduced the cleaning team and the environmental protection team of Douliu. This project is instructed by teacher林宏洋and李明皇, and joined the 2016 Taiwan School Cyberfair competition and the 2017 International School Cyberfair competition. Team leader, Tzu-Yi Liao, had joined the 2015 School Cyberfair competition and get an good award. Therefore, he heritage his experience to 9 13 years old student.

Douliu city is where Yunlin county Government locate, it is also where Victoria Academy locate. We born and grow up on this land. Therefore, we have to do something for this land. Teachers and students investigate the sightseeing characteristics in Douliu by themselves, and the mayor of Douliu city highly recommend the cleaning team and the volunteering environmental protection team of Douliu. This group of people are the guardian angle and the most valuable assets in Douliu. Therefore, this is why our Thematic studies focus on this group of people, and what this group of people care about and trying to change about.

Douliu city is where Yunlin county Government locate, it is also where Victoria Academy locate. We born and grow up on this land. Therefore, we have to do something for this land. Teachers and students investigate the sightseeing characteristics in Douliu by themselves, and the mayor of Douliu city highly recommend the cleaning team and the volunteering environmental protection team of Douliu. This group of people are the guardian angle and the most valuable assets in Douliu. Therefore, this is why our Thematic studies focus on this group of people, and what this group of people care about and trying to change about.

1. The type of the cyberfair: Local community group

2. Local definition: Focus on the location of Yunlin county government and the area of Douliu. The study ethnic groups are the Douliu cleaning team, which linked with every citizen’s life, and 29 volunteering environmental protection teams in Douliu. Research and investigate the environment issue that people care, and the composition of Those environment guardians.

3. Thematic studies summary: clean up local surrounding, lots of county are relying on cleaning team. Douliu city is lead by the mayor of Douliu, Hsieh Shu-ya. She increases the efficiency of cleaning team, and encourage the social and community of Douliu. 2011, volunteering environmental protection team were started, more than 1,000 people joined, which become Douliu environment guardians. Victoria Academy continuous the research of Douliu city’s tourism resources. Victoria Academy continue to research Douliu city’s tourism resources from last year. A clean environment is the basic components to develop the tourism. The mayor also uses the “Garden city” from Singapore as the rule model for Douliu. Victoria then create our own volunteering environmental protection team and join the list. From the survey of volunteering environmental protection team from the entity Questionnaire, to the investigate from internet, and the comprehensive Interview at last. We interview the Mayor of Douliu city, Mrs. Hsieh Shu-ya, and the leader of cleaning team, Mr. Yang Qi-jun.Also, we interview the principal of the cleaning team, and try to solve the local environment issue.

4. Our network environment: Except our 8th grade leader, the other teammates are all 7th grade student. We all separate in different classes. We can only use after class, weekend at school or home, by computer, phone,  and Internet to communicate and coordinate appointment with the mayor Hsieh Shu-ya, leader Mr. Yang Qi-jun, and every recycle volunteer groups. Any time, any place, any vehicle are all useful to our thematic study. Home network are mostly ADSL, also Fiber-optic Internet access. Smartphone's Internet can save our time and money when we're researching, and we will have an effective communication.

5. Overcome the difficulties:
A. When we concept about pour topic, we think will be easy to interview every leader or principal of the volunteering environmental protection team, because there are only 29 teams in total. However, we discover that the members are too many after the interview, we can not do it at once. Also, some of them has a job and some of them are low profile and they don’t want to be interviewed. Thanks for the encouragement from Hsieh Shu-ya mayor and the support from leader Yang Qi-jun. We split our team into many small groups and interview different volunteering environmental protection team. Because there is no bus system in Douliu. Therefore, Thanks for every teachers and parents to assist to pick up students.


B. Focus on 29 volunteering environmental protection teams that split in Douliu. We used to think to interview every principals and of the cleaning team one by one and asked them question face by face! Through the training activities for the volunteering environmental protection team, we make a questionnaire for interview. After that, ever people also design the internet questionnaire. Every share the questionnaire to their Facebook, Twitter, or to their family or friends. We not only gain lots of answer form the enthusiastic people, we can also analysis the command that people gave as the results.


C. The web design is made by MUSE web design program, which was recommend by the seniors. Because we just graduate from the elementary school. We don’t know the techniques of web design and how to use MUSE. Therefore, we can only upload the video files on YouTube, and then add the link, which was different from the provisions of the general assembly. After I discuss with our teammates, we decided to give up using video, and use pictures and words to show the content; The web page might not be beautiful and fancy, but it can really show the results of our thematic study.

6. My feeling: The difference from the past years to take part in cyber fair is that we interview elder environmental volunteer teams with mostly women, and I really appreciate to the volunteers that assist us to complete the research project. With millions of residents in Douliu, there are over a thousand environmental volunteers want to help us. In this activity, I saw that no matter the volunteers have jobs or not, all of them sacrifice their holidays and sleeping time in order to protect the environment. They are entirely national environmental vanguard! Although this time limited by the timeline, we cannot interview them one by one, I hope that we can continue to work on it in the future. In addition, the major of Douliu-Major Xie said he hopes that we can finish all the interviews with the environmental volunteer teams and write a book about it.

Our thematic research project conforms the goal and the purpose of discovering local humidities and environment: Cyber thematic study is to understand local community. Our research group were researching the recycle volunteer group in Douliu community these years. Douliu cleaning team have help from more than a thousand recycle volunteers. Since 2011, Douliu's environmental city appearance had clearly improved. Therefore, the cleaning team and recycle volunteer group combine into "Douliu Environment Protector". We hope this thematic study can help many other cities, also, to participate in the way that Douliu had done. We encourage residents to join environment protector, make the community environment a better place.