Taiwan CEI 2014

Taiwan, a country with untouched nature, interesting culture and full of adventures, is definitely worth a trip. That’s what we, Elisabeth Pferschy (5b), Rebecca Rieger (8b), Bianca Scharf (5b), Florian Steinwidder (5b), Judith Steinwidder (7c), Laura Wenzl (5b), and our teachers, Prof. Fiechtl and Prof.Prenn thought when we left Judenburg on July 4th. After an exhausting journey but full of energy to experience the country, we arrived in Taipei, where we stayed for the first night.



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxhmwNCSGk&feature=youtu.be


By the outstanding heat of ~36° C, we collected first impressions of the beautiful island, before we went to Yilan to attend the 28th Caretakers of the Environment conference, with the topic “Nature, Culture and Future”. Welcomed by smiling and friendly inhabitants we soon started making friends and got in touch with locals and people from all over the world.




Firstly shocked by the standards in the dorms, we soon realised that a stressful week was about to begin. However, we enjoyed the well-organised program and extended out knowledge in different workshops, field trips and presentations. During workshops we learnt how to live in an eco-friendly way. For example, we produced our own soap, made delicious lemon juice and soya-milk without the usage of chemicals. Of course, this is not enough to save the environment. Additionally, there were presentations, where other students informed us about the environmental problems in their countries. According to this year’s topic “Nature, Culture and Future”, we decided to share information about the Arolla Pine Region becoming energetically independent, the local culture and impacts on future development. To demonstrate our culture, we prepared traditional dances for the cultural evening. There and at Food and Fun market, we got the opportunity to explore and get in touch with other cultures.




Surely, these activities were fun, but our personal highlights were definitely the field trips, especially the river trekking. During this field trip we walked in a river full of animals like big and colourful spiders, worms and insects. Next to untouched nature, we enjoyed climbing up a waterfall and stones, swimming and jumping in the river. Unfortunately, some of us were not aware of the slippery stones and had to get solved by Herr Professor Fiechtl. On our second field trip, we walked in the mountains with a guy from the indigenous tribe, who showed us how to live without electricity and how to use natural equipment without destroying the nature.



Alles in allem hat uns die Woche sehr gut gefallen und wir hatten viel Spaß. Die Zeit ist sehr schnell vergangen und wir hoffen, dass wir noch lange mit unseren neuen Freunden in Kontakt bleiben können. Voll mit neuen Erfahrungen freuen wir uns schon auf die Arbeiten im nächsten Jahr und hoffen, dass wir unsere Schule bei der nächsten Konferenz wieder vertreten dürfen. Herzlichen Dank auch an unsere Professoren, die dazu beigetragen haben, dass die Woche ein unvergessliches Erlebnis geworden ist. Herzlichen Dank auch an unseren Herrn Direktor, der uns unterrichten und vorbereitet hat. Danken möchten wir auch unseren Eltern sowie den Sponsoren, die uns die Teilnahme ermöglicht haben.




Florian Steinwidder (5b), Judith Steinwidder (7c)






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