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This podcast is sponsored by gather federal credit union. Your local hawaii on dealers h. A. doctors waikiki. All things new hawaii and dunkin hawaii from a cross stylise on k. This is your source for breaking news. News now i i. At four hawaii's unemployed fed up this afternoon. Dozens who lost their jobs in the pandemic march to the state capital demanding answers. They want the state labor department to open the unemployment office and processes benefits on time but some state lawmakers say. They're doing the best. They can chelsea davis here with both sides chelsea. Yeah mark ash. Demonstrators wanted to make sure their requests for help was loud and clear organizers. Say some people have been without pay for almost half a year. they've helped form rallies over the last six months and they say the labor department denies every invite to a ten. The group wants the seat to re open the unemployment office to the public so more people can be helped they ally are saying they're afraid to open up because they'd be overwhelmed by too many people but that's the problem they created by keeping it close. I think they just create a bigger problem. Tell you every day all of us. Legislators get these desperate pleas and desperate calls from our constituents people are on their these literally digging. Because as sergio mentioned they can't pay their rent there to not be able to afford to provide for the basic needs of their family for their old. The unemployment office has been closed to person services for nearly a year now. Both the state and organizers of today's rally says the labor department is doing their best lockers are working to get more bodies to help process claims and hope. They can reopen to in person services to chelsea davis hawaii news. Now thank you charles. While jobless workers protests poor service the state legislature moved swiftly to protect their employers from higher taxes companies and nonprofit agencies were facing unemployment tax hike because of the surge in claims. The money needed to cover more than a billion dollars in claims. Lawmakers and business leaders introduced a bill to prevent those increases. But we know it's going to be a long path towards economic recovery but this is definitely a one a compelling definitely important issue l. a top priority for us governor ige is expected to sign the bill lawmakers say they still hope to find money to cover the unemployment shortfall by budget reorganization and new federal aid state reports four more covert related deaths to on. Who end to on maui. There are also fifty new infections. Sixteen on who to on the big island one on coeli and remaining cases were reported on states. The world's first one shot covert vaccine is another step closer to emergency use authorization. Researchers found that johnson and johnson's single-dose vaccine is eighty five percent effective at preventing severe covid nineteen symptoms vials also could be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures for three months. The fda is expected to make a final decision on. Johnson and johnson's vaccine in the coming days. Longs drugs is offering vaccine appointments at four new locations on oahu. It's to have a beach. I know high not an easy lay and also to the kylo corner alongs on the big island. A spokespersons says roughly forty-six hundred doses of pfizer vaccine will be available for patients in the one. Beef as registrations are open at cvs dot com. He's woolcock medical center. Is taking new appointments for kupuna seventy five years and older who wants to get their first kovic shot. Appointments are open friday and next week. Monday the veterans memorial hospital and these samuel martin lana memorial hospital will also vaccine clinics. On those days. You'll have to register online at wilcox. Health dot org slash vaccine and in just the past our honolulu. Police announced the end of their krona virus. Email and hotline. Because it's getting fewer tips just about ten calls and to emails every day. The program launched last august and has received more than thirty two thousand calls and emails. Hp callers can so reportcovid rule. Violators by calling. Nine one one. It mckee officers arrested. A man after a barricade situation it started around nine this morning at an apartment building on young street near pensacola. Investigators say twenty seven year old. Neil ray barricaded himself in his room. After threatening his roommate with a kitchen knife. he surrendered to police after about two hours. No one was hurt. Diver was hospitalized after he ran into trouble in waters off kyalo base in this morning. Emergency medical services say it appears the man in his forties. Return to the surface to quickly. He was rushed to the hospital in serious condition. Golf great tiger woods is awake and responsive in california crash. The forty-five-year-old was driving to eight television. Shoot when his se crashed into a median and rolled over. Jay great has update as tiger woods begins his recovery inside this california hospital. We're getting a better idea of what doctors described as significant orthopedic injuries to his right leg. He had multiple fractures. So when you go in surgically they have to repair all those pieces piece them all back together and make sure it's stable surgeons spent several hours preparing woods fibula and tibia where a rod was put in place along with a combination of screws and pins used to stabilize injuries to his foot and ankle opposed to a social media account. This morning says he is awake and responsive over with the golfing. Legend was injured in a single car accident on a winding road about thirty miles. South of downtown los angeles firefighters using an axe and pry-bar to pull woods from his mangled. Suv that they say was traveling at a relatively greater speed than normal when it hit the center median than rolled several times. Deputy carlos gonzales was the first officer at the scene. I don't think he was aware of how gravely he was injured at the time. It could be a mixture of adrenaline. It could have been shock again. It was very quick stunned. Fans and fellow athlete sharing their concern and support online some wondering if he'll return to competition but right now there's a more immediate concern about you. Know his quality of life and being there for his kids. And that's the most important thing right now. Doctors say woods will spend several months in rehab and recovery. Jay gray hawaii news now in the wake of a deadly winter storm last week. Texas governor is promising answers to community members outraged by the state's main power operator greg. Abbott addressed at the stay just a few hours ago days. After extending subfreezing temperatures caused widespread outages. Abbott says the electric reliability council of texas repeatedly assured state leadership. They were prepared for such an event. Those assurances turned out to be false. We now know that power generators of all sources were not prepared for this severe winter weather. We have also learned that. Urquhot operators should have acted quicker to stabilize the grid. After prevent power generators for being knocked offline. The storm is blamed for at least eighty deaths. And that number is expected to rise governor. Abbot says the state is also looking into reports of skyrocketing power bills from last week he says residents will not have their power shut off because of unpaid bills on the investigate and now for a look at the conditions here at home. Here's guy honky. Well we've been telling you about this for the last several days. Then it's come to pass right. It's very very windy out there. Especially in maui. County no these are sustained winds some places have got gusts almost forty miles an hour and as such there was a handful of weather related alerts posted all coastal waters are under a small craft advisory. We still have large waves rolling into the ish. Or that's a high surf advisory but more urgent. The wind advisory posted for parts of maui county and the big in these areas shaded in yellow could get gusts upwards of fifty miles an hour and that could lead to spotty power outages so be careful out there other more details on the windy weather coming up in a little bit now. Let's have more details on the traffic. Thank you very much hockey heading west on the h. one freeway. Hbd is heading to a two car accident right at the white box exit. Fsp as already on-scene traffic heading to the west side from the halava exit h one freeway the radford pasture overpass also in town on the h. One eastbound from olen lane to poona. How no accidents to report to the windward side on any roach from the city and county of the traffic management center. I'm danielle tucker back to you ash. This podcast is sponsored by gather federal credit union. Good things happen here. Your local hawaii nissan dealers h. m. a. We're passionate about your health. Doctors waikiki. Hawaii's best urgent care all things. New hawaii dream design build and dunkin hawaii. How he runs on dunkin. Welcome to nine to five. Mac daily for friday february twenty. Sixth twenty twenty one. i'm chance miller. We are sponsored this week by at figures leading off today apple has released mac. Os big sur. Eleven dot to dot to to the public. The update brings a fix for macbook air and macbook pro users with apple saying it prevents those models from incurring damage when they are connected to third party. Usb c hubs and docks apple specifically says at this update addresses the issue for two thousand nineteen or later macbook pro models and twenty twenty or later macbook air models the full release notes. Explain quote macos big sur eleven dot to dot to prevents macbook pro twenty nineteen or later in macbook air twenty twenty or later models from incurring damage when they are connected to certain third party. Noncompliant powered usb c hubs and ducks end quote. Unfortunately apple doesn't provide additional information about this problem. So it's unclear whether some mac users have experienced this damage worth apple's updates. Our preemptive hubs in docs are common accessories for macbook users nowadays with apple having switched to an all usb and thunderbolt design so users rely on these hubs many of which are not certified to add ports like usb a and hd back to their laptops so you can update your mac now to the latest version of big sur by going to the software update menu the system preferences application. The update is available to all big sur users and does not limited just to affected machines. So if you use a usb hub hub or dock with your macbook. We recommend updating sooner rather than later in other news apple is investigating ways to enhance. Its siri voice assistant for users with atypical speech patterns. The company confirmed these efforts to the wall. Street journal saying that. It's leveraging its podcast library for speech samples that could train syria to adapt to users. Who speak with stutter. As part of this research apple has built a bank of twenty eight thousand audio clips from podcasts featuring stuttering for now apple relies on its whole to talk feature as a method for interacting with siri without the voice assistant cutting off users with slower speech patterns than it's tuned for but physically interacting with a device isn't always convenient currently for users who speak with a stutter the current version of siri commonly interprets pauses in speech as the end of voice command this prevents siri from reaching its full potential for those customers so expanding the type of speech that siri is able to recognize will go a long way and making it more accessible in a research paper on the topic apple says that the ability to automatically detect stuttering events in speech could help speech pathologist track and individuals fluency overtime or help improve speech recognition systems for people with atypical speech patterns apple adds that despite increasing interest in this area existing public data sets are too small to build generalize disfluencies detection systems and lack sufficient annotations which is why its undertaking this new project the research paper also acknowledged that the current approach to tuning siri for this fluency is only one approach and there remains an opportunity to improve the effort using language models and other methods so finally apple concludes that while its current research focuses on users who stutter future research should explore other categories and characteristics as well we are sponsored this week by app figures. 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Bill is winding its way through the house but democrats in the senate lose out on a key provision steven portnoy at the white house where aid say. Mr biden is disappointed as we evolve. We can get them. Maybe get there sooner rather than later. I'll who is now in tier three which means fewer restrictions but use. Sports have not reopened as part of this tier mayor. Rick blend yard. He says he's trying to change that. Whole the league's accountable. These stories plus bruno. Mars has a new album and band in the works. Those details coming up on this now. Good afternoon thanks for watching. This is now on this. Aloha friday marks in for ashleigh. Today we want to get straight to the latest corona virus numbers being reported by the state new data released moments ago shows forty four new cases in two deaths. This comes a day after all who moved into tier three of its reopening for more information on a county by county breakdown of infections and to hawaii news now dot com so market wanted to pull this live picture coming from washington. Dc a lot of news coming out of the capital today. Congress is expected to pass. Joe biden's american rescue plan that kovic relief out of the house of representatives sometime today. We're talking hours now. It's expected to become law next month but democrats lost portion of that plan. Here's steven portnoy with more on that. The house is preparing to vote on the president's one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package. We have the ability to crush this virus and get more resources where they are badly needed. The package includes fourteen hundred dollar stimulus checks for individuals. Earning less than seventy five thousand dollars a year. It boosts federal employment payments to four hundred dollars a week it also includes funding for school reopenings assistance for rent and food money for vaccine distribution and aid for state and local governments. The bill will likely pass with few if any republican votes. We already know. What is the best stimulus. Plan out there. Just fully reopen our economy. The house bill contains a fifteen dollar an hour. Minimum wage provisions but in the senate parliamentarians has a cancer vine the process that democrats are using to avoid a gop filibuster here at the white house. Aides say the president is disappointed by that decision but respected. We are committed to finding the best path forward to increase in the minimum wage. And that will require a number of conversations with leaders in congress and members committed to this issue moving forward senate majority leader chuck schumer is considering a new provision that would tax corporations that don't pay their workers at least fifteen dollars an hour steven portnoy. Cbs news the white house. The department of health has given us an update on various of covid nineteen in the state. Here's some of what was said just a short time ago in a media briefing so the ones that we'd found are the key to strain. This is an interesting strain found originally in brazil and it's remarkable because it has a mutation on which we call The for four k mutation and this mutation is associated with reduced effect of antibodies. So if people form antibodies in response to vaccine or antibodies in response to infection with the previous strain those antibodies might be less effective in neutralizing. The virus of protecting us. Now notice i say less protective. I did sit there. Not protect commute today. Plenty ardita some new details about how he wants us. Sports including practicing games to resume as soon as possible within oahu tier three. Here's what he had to say this morning on sunrise. I've said this repeatedly. I don't wanna be clear as i've talked to the officials who constructed this the biggest concern about youth sports sports in general is the tendency for people to gather to watch them to play so one of the restrictions. We're going to ask among the league's as we begin hopefully get permission to give permits. Have people start to register their time periods for fields. We're going to hold the league's accountable not to gather people on the sidelines as that might be and to keep that at bay. A few will soon clarify mayor. Are you talking about bringing new sports within tier three tier system. That we're in right now. I want to call three plus a few will. I think there's room for modification. On that. Again i said it really is because the assumptions were made when they can when they wrote. The tears didn't call account for having four hundred thousand people vaccinated by early march. We've already sanctioned it in the schools as it is part of the athletic experience unfortunate. Schools have not been there. So if you want to ask me about. Is it physiologically safe while we want the kids to wear masks. We believe that they can do that. And compete We just don't want large gatherings on the sidelines and we think that that's good. It's not just the physiological aspects of kids running and breathing hard and playing. It's all the psychological aspects as well and they've been isolated for all year year. It's been really important for them. You the idea of going to practices having coaches. The peer dynamics with their teammates were so many benefits to allowing young people to be able to out there and get their employees. And so that's the biggest thing we're going to do is it. Has to have kids be able to play sports without the typical things that have gone on in the past of the families gathered on the sidelines. And you know doing all kinds of things with food and potluck and everything else. So what happens as we move forward. Are you going to keep the tier system. Pretty much as is as far as tier forest concern. And then what happens after cheer for will we ever get back to a life. Free feel normal grace. I don't have a crystal ball. And i don't have the ability to predict the future and you've known me long enough to that's true. Is that the aspiration. Sure i think you you listen to the language of the day and people talk about the new norm. The fact is on tier four. We are ready very well on our way because one of the major drivers in the tier system was to have low transmission rates and not to have a burden on the hospitals. That is actually what's going on right now. We just have to achieve those other metrics public school. Seniors can't celebrate within person graduations this year. The department of education announced that in-person ceremonies can be held outdoors or in space with quote adequate ventilation graduates can only have up to two members from their household. No other guests will be allowed the. Do the number of guests may be fewer depending on the school temperature. Checks will also be required. Logistics are still being worked out such as protocol for distribution as cova counts. Drop more kids. Are heading back to classrooms. But there's only so much space for distancing and ventilation mahir lonnie. Richardson shows us. How some schools are coming up with solutions. It's nearly twenty thousand dollar. Donation of event ends from an unlikely benefactor dies how the temptation island tv show which filmed on moee. Six event tents went to key. Hey schools come elementary local intermediate key. Hey elementary and key. Hey charter school. This enables us to at least take more classes outdoors with shady. You know on our campus and further provide ventilation which enables for safer. learning key. charter has six hundred fifty students k through twelve. The head of school says bringing kids back safely with six feet. Distancing has been a challenge is is amazed that we needed to create for kids to safely at some of our schools are very poorly ventilated representative. Tina while berger says wanted safe but some schools lack space and were built with little ventilation. We put the two-tenths at the schools that had the greatest need for example calmly elementary was built during the height of the campaign. Burning the deal. He says there are one hundred. Sixty two thousand students. Seven and a half percent are in person. Full-time sixty six and a half percent are blended and twenty. Six percent are online by choice. It comes to slowing the spread of covid. Nineteen school superintendent christina. Kishi moto says the cdc guidance as students can be closer than six feet as long as other. Safety precautions are in place in the d. number one metric that will look into modifies the six the social distancing that modification. We can't fully reopen any of our schools because there just isn't enough space to adhere to six feet representative while berger says he hopes to get more tents to schools to bring more kids back to an outdoor class. My hail any richardson. Hawaii news down new today. Saudi arabia's crown prince approved an operation to kill and capture a us based journalist inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. That's according to a newly declassified. Us intelligence report released today. The report could escalate pressure on the biden administration to hold the kingdom more hannibal for the murder that drew international outrage so the central conclusion of this report was widely expected given that intelligence officials were said to have reached it soon after the brutal october. Two thousand. Eighteen murder of jamal kashogi now. He was a well. Known critic of crown prince mohammad salman consolidation of power the. Us has taken its first known. Military action approved by president biden. It was an overnight airstrike along the iraq syria border. Tina krause has developing details. President biden took no questions about the us military airstrikes. He ordered in syria as he headed to texas this morning. The overnight attack targeted iranian backed militia members in eastern syria near the iraqi border. The pentagon says the strike was a response to recent attacks in iraq that killed a civilian contractor and wounded a us servicemember. Cbs news has learned. The mission was meant as payback for putting americans at risk but also calibrated to not raise tensions with iran and targeted. We after we know what we did. The biden administration says it consulted with coalition partners before launching the strike occurs iraqis to investigate and develop intelligence and that was very helpful to us but in moscow. The russian foreign minister says the us gave them just a few minutes of advance warning. Russia is a close ally of syria and is condemning. The attack tina krause. Cbs news new data shows both the pfizer and dern co vaccines are as safe in the real world as they were in clinical trials out of fifty five million doses administered only a hundred thousand adverse reactions emerged and only six percent were considered serious the cdc keep guidelines recommending people who receive inoculation remain on safe observation for fifteen to thirty minutes. Meanwhile the fda has authorized visor and bio intex vaccines to be stored in conventional pharmaceutical freezers for up to two weeks. Right now the vaccine has to be stored in ultra low temperatures health experts. Hope that change will get more shots to rural communities. The us could soon get a third vaccine option. Fda panel vote today on johnson and johnson alison blur tells us how soon to state could get it if it's approved and johnson and johnson gets emergency use authorization. The first does it. The vaccine could be in hawaii and the next seven to fourteen days because it is a single does it means it's ideal for certain population. Health officials say that can include people who are homebound or those who have a hard time getting around and residents of rural areas far from vaccinations sites. They say it's also a good option for people who are incarcerated the homeless population and for students over the age of sixteen. while the vaccine's efficacy rate stands at seventy two percent lower than pfizer and moderna. it's proven to prevent hospitalizations new shot that defective i would take many students at the university of hawaii. Say they're eager to be immunized. Most of my friends do agree that we should be getting the vaccine as possible under the state's vaccine. Rollout plan right now. We the school's faculty and staff are eligible for the shot. Students fall under face to which isn't expected to start until summer. Health officials say the addition of the johnson and johnson vaccine will allow them to open more sites and expand the ones they already have so they can get shots into our quicker right now facilities are administering up to fifty thousand vaccines a week in the maybe april mates on frame. I think there's a very realistic possibility that we could be doing. A hundred plus thousand shots a week across the state of hawaii alison blaire. Who use now and literally as that story was cnn. Sent out a push alert saying that does. Fda advisors recommended the approval of that johnson and johnson vaccine so giving you the latest up-to-date minute right there we'll post it up for you on the digital platforms. Meanwhile taking it outside still a little bumping around on camera there. Marc look at that beautiful day though is are you with update of how that also important weekend forecast is looking. How's it on this aloha friday. It's gonna be a windy or friday's whether it's a windy weekend. The winds are expected to back down ever so slightly tonight. Didn't come back with the speed by tomorrow. There's also a disturbance moving in from the east and southeast expected to impact the east and windward sides of maui and the big island with more rain starting tonight. A flash flood watch will be posted for the one winward sides of maui and the big the rest of the state and almost won't see a whole lot of rain just a few passing showers so four today. We are expecting lots of leeward sunshine. Uv index indicates that. It's going to be very high. And there's still high surf alerts. Small craft advisories joe warning on for the waters around maui and the big island and that high surf advisory has been extended through the weekend. Even though there's a slight drop on the shores today so we're going to be big choppy into a large extend dangerous. Small swells rolling into northwest and even south shores. So it's gonna be a very very windy stretch over the next several days tuna today winds running fifteen to thirty with some stronger gusts slightly slower but still very gusty over the weekend into next week and again we'll see our fair share of passing showers. Keep it here on way news that we'll have all your severe weather. Updates tiger woods has been transferred to a new los angeles hospital after his accident earlier. This week the golf legend with initially being treated at harbor. Ucla medical center. But the hospital says he's continuing his orthopedic care and recovery at cedar sinai hospital about twenty miles away. The reason for the transfer has not been released but cedar sinai is known for its sports. Rehab center would suffered significant leg injuries. After tuesday's accident we're told he broke bones in more than two pieces in injuries even pierce the skin new at noon. A little girl has wound up in a great deal of trouble after spending more than three thousand dollars grandparents. Amazon account got me ruckus with more on her shopping spree. League rabovsky is awfully smart for a seven year old lena's pretty quiet but evidently very mischievous rightly so she's a leader of the pack so she is the one who always comes up with different ideas. She recently had one of those brilliant ideas while using her grandparents. I pat evidently. Lear got bored with kids. You too distracted to go on the shopping spree on her arizona. Cow grandfather told her she could choose a gift worth twenty dollars. But within about fifteen minutes lia had picked out eighty different items racking up a thirty two hundred dollar bill. The second grader had to admit to her parents what she does semi watches. Lucky hockey's while she bought toys for herself. Leah also got some gifts for her cousins and she ordered to refrigerators for her grandparents on accident in afternoon. Some of the boxes came and then the next day even more boxes came the next day. Even more boxes came. They were able to cancel a few shipments before they arrived. But the rest had to be returned and leah's grandparents are still waiting to get all of their money back. We clearly a very smart girl but did you ever imagine she could take it. This far. no no never not in our wildest dreams you have to start much sooner than seven explaining to children. Money doesn't grow on the tree. As a consequence leah lost her screen time. Privileges leah. did you learn your lesson. A lesson learned the hard way. Naomi welcome. Cbs news new york. At least grandma. Grandpa got a refrigerator or refrigerator. Deal at least you did prime or was it pay for shipping over and over you guys. Just get to some other news. Internet is talking about today. And here's another pandemic things zoom zoom. They're now going to be offering free closed. Captioning starting this fall. I could see some potential troubles Happening there the online meaning platform says account holders who want to try it out before the wide scale released can put in a request to zoom. You know when you have the cat and in court ever seen in all sorts of zoom fails of. What kind of problems could this spring. When they're trying to translate exactly. Of course things will still get lost in translation of sure the transcription will still pick up the very beginning of the zoom. Where it's can you hear me on. Can you till down a bit house my picture. Does this look alright. And it's in the background screen. Exactly there's going to be a lot of fun conversations with it We've heard of disneyland. We've heard of legoland how about land dedicated to pepe pig. Told me about pepo okay. This morning so much about this as twins get older. No house has announced plans for a pepe pig theme park in two thousand twenty two. All centered on the popular tv show on. It's going to be right. Next to legoland florida resort It's going to include rides interactive attractions themed to playscapes and muddy puddles. So when the world gets back to normal in some capacity there's going to be a lot of people that pepe pig land on you and how what's coming your way. We've heard about the the plant based meat craze. Well you can expect it to move into more fast food chains. The company beyond meat says it has signed a deal with mcdonalds which will feature more plan burgers as well as plant based chicken pork and egg products also be teaming up with young brands which operates. Kfc pizza hut and topple. Jonathan love it. I've never had beyond meat products. Yeah and pizza. Hut was offering by beyond pete meat. Pizza we talked about it here on this is now i enjoyed it and they took it away from me. Yeah so how. Would you describe the flavor flavors reading. Yeah you just tastes. The seasoning really The it's all about texture with these fake meat products. But i'd say there is pretty spot on especially when you're talking about things like process sausages and things like that they're easy to imitate and the flavor is that i loved it. I loved it. I really wouldn't drink me if you put the two in front of me you while they'll be more bringing they can you bring it back. They'll be more chances to try it about this story. The tsa often finds some unusual items in screenings this was exceptional and their list of top ten catches of twenty twenty eight dead baby shark in a jar a passenger tried to take it through a syracuse airport now. Apparently traveling with a live fish in water is legal. But the tsa had a problem with the liquid chemical preservatives. That's what they had a problem prize. That's the most shocking. Really thing that tsa found because remember those used to be like taurus items in florida and things like you could get a bb. I've seen i mean it was like an eighty thing and it's totally not pita approved or proof but it used to be thinks. I'm i'm surprised. It's the most shocking thing. It's also very disturbing other notable items. Include a slingshot. A book holding concealed lives and assault rifle marijuana stashed in a shampoo bottle and a hand meets solar panel with explosive potential. All the stories among tsa. Yeah let's get some good news. In a former major league. Baseball player is really rocking. His new talents to fight discrimination. We got donya baucus with more on that most important words today if you ask my johnson about his art career never he'll tell you it was one of life's curve balls. Yes by jesse. He was used to those spending years as a professional baseball player. With teams. Like the los angeles dodgers. In fact baseball helped him discover his love of art. Our manager at the time. Dave roberts was calling all the new guys up to the front and asking them what what they like to do. I play piano. And i was too embarrassed to say that. Because he was making guys do things. They said they'd like to do so. I was like you know. I like to paint because i did a painting class before. And he said okay. You make a painting of maury will the rigor and passion. He displayed on the field. He now applies to the canvas using charcoal to create faces of young black children. His inspiration a conversation with his four year old nephew nephew nationals could be black. I thought it was unique and kind of interesting because here he was gonna watch tv baseball on. Tv right cheating my dream. Yeah he's still felt like there are limitations to extremes. Johnson hopes children see themselves through his art and it helps remove those limits. His work now fills the walls of the art. Angels gallery in west hollywood. I'm sa- conduit and i'm trying to really inspire the next generation and give them other options. He believes art has the power to change an impact lives and his journey shows. The options are endless. Don you back is. cbs news. Los angeles he just barely mentioned it there but what he said is coach was having his team do way back in the day having them tell what their other talent other than baseball was made them do. It sounds a little intimidating but very cool. 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Okay renaming perfect so W didn't wanna make sure you know the agenda so at nine o'clock we're going to start the kind of walking tour around for vancouver for the section you are just participants as a reminders. That'll be time where you can turn your camera off and gone mute. Chinyere hair looks great in your cameras at a perfect angle. Thank you for your doing a camera chest for us And then you're showtime w students will be at around ten o'clock and you'll be intentional of course prompt you you'll know when it's your turn for the students from mr b's class who are hosting the garden you will stay in this room and you'll be up first at the ten o'clock hour and then jake and henry will stay in this room as well and you'll be after the garden tour. Charles mica jn and tori. You will all need to go. Use that second link at ten o'clock and go to different meeting room in poor rooms. Those four students to you have that second link on. I think so. I need a little mail. I don't yeah. I to general do that same thing. I'll email you the second link and you'll be able to come in as me and just reading. Henry charles do you have your secondly is at bahraini Again yes they do saying here. Jarring his ami here. I'm sorry by actual butter and so i'm not gonna. I'm not gonna pronouncing things. I don't agree on this boat you don't you do not need a secondly cabrera you just stay here the whole time. Please also have your materials. Ou'd most importantly you'll matter a math of the outside of the fort that Breeding credit thirty percent at palmer and then you will also need or Your presentations that started ten. You see those plastic Three the maps the interior nine tories very good Let's see the other thing. I want other while perfect. Yeah the wsb students you will you receive both the print. The three d prints of the inside of the rooms for the your presentation of your classmates presentations. Yeah you have here if you have questions about which is which hold those for just a second but will try and address that in these few minutes we have before we start The last thing that you need to know if you are participating in the research study which is just about all of you at this point of i'm going to be sending you a news zoom link for this afternoon. We're going to meet two o'clock with amy parker and becky from state though. Keep an eye out in your email. After mobility matters is over for newseum linked to join us at two o'clock this afternoon. This is leeann. We've got some housekeeping. We need sophia possible. Can you move your camera down a little singer forehead as via you. D is super little bit looks pretty good and then i have a quick question about my sign language. Interpreters starting can you give me an alphabet name in front of the word interpreter. So i know which person's going i you're both year so we're just in this one but i can put with another one next. 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I believe that the recount room interpreters have separate promote so your has booth there just pinned to spotlight uber spotlight too. I just need to make sure don't want to screw up okay. Spotlight two of them eighty. Okay great an aiming your to the view up top alex the button and what. I've turned on his side by side gallery. That'll help keep them pinned to see it. Yes they you. That's a great help you Joke meal and i didn't receive it. Charles anybody is good sent. It didn't get the same arid in It did go through. I can send us at charles. He might so let let me confirm. I have charles. C. h. a. r. l. e. s. dot j. o. h. n. s. o. n. at s t u. dot w. s. s. e. as a dot w. a. dot g-o-v that accurate. I'm ray sundays again. This tori by the way. I make sure to let family number. Who's here watching me in my younger siblings. Nell them to be doing this. Hopefully my own recipients won't be bothering me. We are coincidence in. It's best to put your mic on mute. If you're not started. I got your email awesome. Amy i am looking for you address. Spotlight up and i think it's an okay time at the beginning point. People who aren't speaking could go off camera if that's easier for you to do and of course stay on mute. That will just help everyone here. Okay are we Leeann when you're ready to start. We have a minute left to open the room with as many people. I'd love to open the room now. If you don't mind let's go ahead and open it okay. We're gonna start here. We go amy. You're talking right okay. Hello they morning. Welcome everyone we are. Just gonna allow a few minutes for everyone to get into the room. We're pleased that you are here so as you enter the room. What we have a that is playing right now. Our thanks to our sponsors so there are some slides that are rotating as you get settled in and we'd like to give a special thank you to of course historic fort vancouver which is a part of the national parks system. Very thrilled to be partnering with them. Today i'm amy parker voices you're hearing now and i have partnered very closely with becky morton who is a graduate student in orientation and mobility and to become a teacher of students with visual impairments at portland state. Dr holly lawson is also a partner here at portland state university. We've played different roles in helping. Put this event together. And we're very pleased to also partner with the washington state school for the blind. We have special guest teachers who are presenting today leading their classes for you today. Mr jeff oler at mr steve lowery and they will be leading a sa- parts of the program with their classes in Just a little. While though everyone i just wanted to go ahead and start if that's okay. I know we have two hundred and twenty two in the room and more people are filing in as they can. We have over four hundred students today with visual impairments who are participating from across the country all the way from hawaii in the west even into the united kingdom. So we're very pleased that that many students could come from all over. They're all different ages in different schools across the country. We also have two hundred and seventy adults who are coming into the room. Those include teachers teachers have students with visual impairments. Orientational mobility specialist. That also includes parents and other professionals. So i just wanted to talk to you a little bit about what you can expect today the first thing this morning we're gonna be hearing from our partners at the national park service tracy. Portman is the superintendent. There she had meghan will welcome you to the park at give you a little bit of an orientation. Megan will also partner. With mr steve lowery from the washington state school for the blind as you take a walking tour of the fort itself. Now as you do that you should be using if you Registered before february. I hopefully you have received a tactile map in the mail. You may have are also received some different artifacts from fort. I just wanted to tell you that. Not everyone received the same things so that may surprise you. Some of you may have different items in your kits that you've recede and how that happened is Our team at portland state university. Becky in hollywood i with the support of the american printing house for the blind. You'll hear from leeann a moment who works at leeds at the american printing house for the blind as the national director of outreach. There she will be speaking to you. In just a moment We purchased through the generosity of age several items from the gift shop at fort vancouver and through that those purchases we were able to send out different items to different students based on their interest and based Our ability just descend different items so you may have a bonnet. you may have a different types of artifacts. She may have a bead kit. You may have a top launcher. A very few number of people received a stuffed beaver. We'll be talking to you about those artifacts the other things that you may have received Especially for those who rely on real. We were able to work together to create three d prints of the floor plans of four specific areas of the park that we will be truly today. Now stand that for the sake of time to of you you will only be going into one room or the other room and after we go through the main tour of park the half of the group will stay in this very zoom room and will be touring the garden and the bake shop in the other room. You will the other. Half of the groom will be touring touring. Excuse me the blacksmith shop and the for room and you will be led by different leaders from the park in from the washington state school for the blind classes on your tours learning about those rooms and hopefully have a little fun And play some games when you come back. It will be just a around eleven o'clock pacific time and for that last period of time you will be hearing from the national park staff in talking to you about their jobs so being the biggest tour thing that you can have today even if you don't have tactile map or if you don't have a floor plan you can access our website that will allow you to print some of those materials later but even if you don't have those things the greatest thing that you can bring with you today is your imagination. So i'm hoping that you relax. Enjoy follow among ask questions chat odd At bring your curiosity try to imagine yourself back in the eighteen forties. What would your life look like. What would things feel like and smell like would you be doing during the day. Where would you maybe be going to school or would you be going to a home school. Would you be working at a garden. Would you be helping your family with of different tasks and also what excited about with our partnership with the national park and with fort vancouver is that we are going to be talking about jobs. That may interesting in the future as you think about what. She wants to study what she wants to do with your lives. So bring your curiosity with so a special thanks. again to our sponsors is on the slide. Washington state's will for the blind. The american printing house for the blind the digital cities testbed center. Thank you so much for sponsor in this Mobility matters our forth mobility matters. We know that this has been tough two years and that many of you have had to learn remotely and that we miss being with our friends so today we wanted to bring you all together at least to have a virtual field trip to a very special place so let me turn it over. Now to leah grio. Who is the national director of outreach. At the american printing house for the blind to his co. hosting this event with us today a low. This is lee an welcome good morning. Good afternoon good evening depending on where you are located today i want to make sure that you know if zoom is not familiar to you what you can do if you are an attendee you cannot turn on your microphone and you cannot see. Turn on your camera. We can't see you and we can't hear you. I making sure that my interpreter is added my view change that hold on. I want to make sure that my interpreters added should be added. You should be. I'm amy. I'm gonna let you work on that i again. I like to say thank you one of the things we do want to know and to allow the people who are with us presenting to know is kind of what you think. Your job title is now some of you. Your job title is student. And that's just fine. Some of you have more choices if you cannot access the poll. It is okay. What i'd like you to do is just type it in the chat. What is your job title. Are you a teacher of students official impairments or are you a science teacher. Are you an adult. Who's come to join us or other. I am expecting a lot of other. And then where are you from. I can't put every location here. So what i did is a broke. The united states up a little bit and gave some spots for some of our people who are in other places and then how did you hear about mobility matters. What brought you here was at. Ap h was at portland state. Was it social media. What did that for you so a little. Bit of housekeeping type. Any questions use the check. Change your to to all panelists and attendees that way. Everyone can see what people are writing. I could understand if they're question already was asked are so happy to have you with us today because polls can be challenging for people who use screen leaders. I'm going to end it now. It's okay if you could not answer it. No problem going to share out that thirty four percent our teachers or students with visual impairments. Thirty three percent tation mobility instructors and believe it or not. Some of those are both and we have twenty nine percent students in k twelve system. Awesome ten percent students in college program where you are from our biggest group. No surprise to me is the northwest united states at forty percent. We are so glad you can join us. We will work on getting those other individuals to join us. And then how did you hear about it. It's kind of a mix and that is great. Stop sharing those results and amy. I will say one time the opening code. This is something special for teachers who might be here. The opening code is ranger. If that doesn't mean anything to you. When i say an opening code for ac r. e. p. credit don't worry that's only for some certain teachers out there again. The opening code is ranger. Amy take it away. This is amy pirker speaking. Thank you so much leeann. We also want to encourage people today if you did receive your tactile learning kit or even if you're just at home participating we would love to have pictures of you with the permission of your parents or teachers teachers. We'd love to have permission of pictures of youtube participating. What becky is going to do. Becky morton post it to the chad a permission form for you to share pictures with us. What will we do with those pictures. We would just simply with your permission. Post them on social media and use them to tell the story of mobility matters. We're very interested in how accessible this learning conference may be so we would very much like your opinion about that at universities. We sometimes study. What makes learning effective. That's part of our job. So dr holly lawson who i mentioned to you is also interested in if you received those tactile floor plans of those three d. printed of tools host to access the learning if you received a printed map which was created to d printed map that was created by on steve lowery. I'm holding up line in my camera view right now if you receive some other materials such as seeds or a straw even from a ph some of you have been asking me. What is that thing. That i received that looks like a little cylinder. Is it a flashlight. Well some of our students who will be leading event today figured out what it was. It's a portable straw. And it's one of the gifts from a phd today so that you can have strong with you no matter where you travel so you could figure out how that straw works a little later so some of you are telling me also that she may not have received materials in time. Please don't worry. We know that there were several weather delays in the united states. Because of poor weather so please just stay with us. We do have a materials up on our website. Hopefully you will receive those packets in the mail if you didn't already but again even if you never received a packet you should use your imagination. Stay because we're going to be taking you through a walk-through through i'd like to check the time very quickly. It is time for me to turn this over to the superintendent or fort vancouver tracy fortman. Who is going to welcome you to the fort and show some slides and describe those slides to you as she walks you through this wonderful place in the pacific northwest. A national treasure tracy. Thanks to you and your team for partnering with us at mobility matters in kiev. Thank you amy in the end. So welcome hello. Everyone surtees to virtually local wall to fort into ashville historic site. Amos tracy for men and i had the honor of being the superintendent of this national park looking out my window. The sun just burst or which is a little unusual for the pacific northwest. So i'm hoping we're gonna have a sunny day. And i hope the way this wherever you all are four thank you. Ver- is such a special place and it played important role in the history of the north west tonight states. I can't wait for you to learn about all that he had to offer so that you can learn about your urban national park burbank. Huber national historic site includes locations in both oregon and washington. But today we will be focusing on fourth. Thank you for itself. Which is a reconstruction of british for trade fort located in what is now going to washington here. We haven't image of the states of washington and oregon thank people maps. There is a red dot pointing to the location of fort located in southwest washington. Just north of the columbia river at a cost them or oregon as the federal his slide sheriffs or Is located in open field with trees and orchards nearby. There are many trails that connect the fort to other sites and attractions like the constructed employees village. The columbia river waterfront in our visitor center as well as pearson air museum. Two hundred years ago. This field was the site of a huge prairie covered in blue purple. Famas flowers. I bet it was beautiful. The roots of the kansas plant are edible so that into meet for thousands of years. Native people gabby chemistry in hunted on this prairie view from inside for into her in the foreground are cannon said are placed in front of the force chief chief factors house. Chief factor was in charge of the fort these canons of those that turner in eighteen hundreds in the background. You can see the blacksmith shop in indian trade shop and a palisade of very high wooden wall that surrounds the fort in eighteen. Twenty four aford of british for trading post called the hudson's bay company built four. Thanks uber to serve as a headquarters. For a network of forts they built throughout the entire. Northwest these forts were located in. What is now washington for hint. Idaho british columbia and parts of montana. California and alaska fort vancouver. Was the headquarters. For all these forts in this huge region. I these forts were sent to fort in cuba to be package from shipment to england supplies for england were for first to fourth. Thanks uber Stupid to the other side. Since bait company force was about seventeen thousand miles by sailing ship to go to and from for many people read in worked here in the eighteen. Hundreds many were native americans from over thirty different wives others. Who lived here. Where french canadian hawaiian english and scottish many people who lived here were not which means that they were both native. American in an up eurropean ancestry. Only some of these people lived inside the fort. Fort gentlemen class of hudson's bay company officers and their families lived in chief actors house or the bachelor's voters inside the fort's stockade walls. As i mentioned a little bit earlier chief faster was was the leader of the fort workers in their families. Loop in one or two oems probably cavity. What we call them today. In the village located to the west of the fort. These forts blacksmiths bakers vers farmers and laborers. Lisa's wear the family's ah lack lead their lives. They feasted worshipped a spent time growing. Having children was a wonderful place. In the village this slide has a painting showing the different kinds of people who would have lived and worked at for innkeeper. They are excited. I worked with men women and children. Summer wear european style. Dresses in suits with uber. Felt top hat sermon clothing. That reflects the fashions of a for trade like linke's colorful bags and accessories rankings. In the background we can see some royal navy sailors sailors uniforms. This side has if you're a forfeiting tuber as it appeared in eighteen fifty four and a background there is the mighty columbia river and also you can test fairly see speaking out 'bout good the ford itself is surrounded by its large garden and orchards. In the foreground. Are the small vince. I mentioned of the employees village and carts full find forces along dirt roads. You can also see some people. Walking on this dirt paths in the eighteen forties. The british and americans are over. Who will take control of the pacific northwest in eighteen. Forty six the border between the united states and canada was settled and this became americans to avoid native people who were crossing organ trail by the hundreds forced and in later by the thousands resulted in forcing the native people to move to reservations. Many these oregon trail settlers stopped or an keeper to purchase seeds and supplies to start the farms. The hudson's bay company finally abandoned orphan kluber in the eighteen sixties and this area became part of the united states army's in barris since the nineteen forties or vancouver has been here four by the national park service. The national park service is a government agency that cares for over. Four hundred special places said the night united states like the ever everglades yellowstone yosemite the monuments in washington. Dc are just some of the view of our national treasures. Today you're by to take works tour of fourteen using the tactile maps and you will have the opportunity to learn more about specific buildings at prices at flipping. The photo arms sly shows four vancouver at sunset during one of our special events at the mrs campfires candlelight. In this photo we can see many different kinds of families walking along the pair settling to the buildings inside the fort. I am so grateful to portland. State university's visually impaired learning on Ability of the washington state school for the blind the american printing house for the belie and portland states universities digital cities testbed center for organizing the spirit. Important cloak land today and a canadian. Wonderful opportunity. allu- aw experiments or into from a distance. I hope you find our time together today. Interesting and perhaps most important for so with that like to have megan st. Take it away. let's get started. thank you everyone. Hello everyone and thank you again for joining us today. If you received a tactile learning kit for today's program please take out your tactile map. This is an eight and a half by eleven inch piece of paper with raised aligns in either braille or print depending on your home with your tactile map in hand please oriented the page so that the key with the four symbols and text is in the upper left corner the four tactile symbols. You will encounter on this map. Include at thick line representing the palisade or exterior wall of the fort. A hashed or dotted line representing the walking pads. Solid rectangular shapes representing buildings in thin raised outlines the rectangles with light texture representing the garden outside of fort in building footprints. Inside of the fort. We will start our walking tour on the hash. Line walkway at the north. End of your map or the top of the page as you follow. This hashed line down toward the exterior wall of the fort. You will pass the garden to the east which is to the right of the pathway. Hey this is megan. Good morning everyone. As we do our walks in fort vancouver today we will also hear sounds that remind us of each of the spaces that we walk through. We are now walking past the guard. And on our way into or being cooper there are flowers blooming plants growing birds and bees buzzing and volunteers wearing blue shirts working in the eighteen hundreds. This garden was much larger than it is now and provided food for the people who lived inside the court nick. Slide should is an image of our tocqueville map. These continue to follow the path down as it crosses the exterior wall. Enter for vancouver. Find the first building on the left as an aside. You are visiting the park in person you would be walking south down. The path at the contact station would be to. You're right however we are looking at this map facing north so i will be using left directions from that perspective here. Now passing the context station. This is a small one story. Wood frame building with a porch inside. Visitors can pay entrance fees resent their annual. National park passes and get information from national park ranger next. We will head to achieve factors house which is directly across the pathway from the contact station to get to the front entrance. Continue down the pathway from the entrance to the park when you find an intersecting pathway turn right and head east then. Entered the south side of the building as we approached the chief backers house we would hear some nineteenth century use it. We are now at the chief. Factors has eight lead to story white building with a large aranda two cannons. Sit in front of this large home to enter. We will go up one of two carbs air cases as we crossed the to the front door. We will see and smell great binds that grow across the front of this bill ling in the spring and summer inside a chief actors house. There is a central mess fall. Where the officers of the hudson's bay company will eat at a long table. Set or sixteen house has two wings each with a parlor in bedrooms here. T- factor and chief trader. The with their families has also has an office and a separate dining room for women for trade posts in the nineteenth century. The wives and children of the hudson's bay company years eat separately next. We will head to the kitchen. Which is a building attached to the chief factors house just to the north or above it on the map to enter the kitchen. We will continue east along path in front of the chief. Doctors house turn left at the next intersecting. Pathway and head north kitchen will be on your left and in the kitchen. We won't hear the crackling of a fire. Inside a large are kissing is of wooden building with a small porch just inside the palisades ball inside. There is a large part of their said. Perfect game a cold storage. The entry with food of dishes and other servants supplies a scullery. Where dishes were washed with water nearby. Well an interior hallway connects the kitchen with the chief actors house. Missile from the kitchen we will walk directly east or to the right use any available pathway to arrive at the building that is attached to the exterior wall or palisade of the fort. We are looking for a building near the northeast or top. Right corner of the fort and in the house will hear baker's sliding seabiscuit until lord ovens house is painted. Wait it almost looks as if it is coming through. The fort's wouldn't salk aid wall. The stockade stops on either side of the big house because the bake house has two enormous ovens for baking. The ovens were placed outside the fort walls to prevent a fire there from consuming the entire after leaving. The big house used the first intersecting pathway that head south and moved down your map. The blacksmith shop is the building closest to the southeast or bottom rate corner of the fort to enter. The blacksmith shop followed the path that wraps around the right side of the building on the east as the enter blast shop. We will hear the black spitz at work. He the southeast corner of before become the blackface sharp outside tells us if the building is open or closed if it is open a volunteer. Blacksmith is inside demonstrating nineteenth century. Blacksmith's skills inside the blacksmith shop. What carefully on earth and floor doing area full of tools. And metal items the blacksmiths of made at either end of the building is a forged where volunteer blacksmiths were. Leaving the blacksmith shop. We will head west or left along the pathway until we find the next building. Right next door to the blacksmith shop. This building is also along the southern wall of the fort. The indian trade shop in hospital are located in the same building near the bottom center. Now we will step inside the indian trade shop in hospital. This long wooden building is split into two halves on the inside two doors in front of the building. The to these two halves on the eastern side of the building. We find it the residence of the forks doctor and his family the hospital with many beds for patients and a surgery room here the residents of before the people who live there received medical care on the western side of the building. We enter a trade room before doctor also managed to this trade shop. The walls are lying with shelves full of blankets dishes. S kits and other items that could be traded refers to pause for just a moment on our tour here. I've noticed a couple of questions in the chat pop up and to clarify or folks the visuals that are being shown on our slides alternate between a picture of the tactile map which shows that the basically the outside of the fort kind of a bird's eye view and then every other picture is a photo of the overriding that we're mench so we'll be and our next stop on. This tour is the first store. Which is the next building to the west or to the left of the indian trade shop and hospital rates. Let's go into the first or and when we close the door behind us. This building is dimly lit by a few lanterns that hanging from the ceiling. This earth store is an enormous bomb wedding. Two story building with three sets of large double doors at the front. We've entered through the first store and we'll find ourselves in a replica of a warehouse. This is where. I would have been processed or shipment to england. There are many in piles and wound from the ceiling and in a large for press to date is reconstructed building also houses. The national parts collections storage facility and archaeology lab. Next going to head from the south side. Which is the bottom of your mouth to the northwest corner of the fort us label pathway to make your way to a circular shaped touching the top left corner of the fort as we approached the best and we will hear the loud boom. Now we are entering the bastion tower. The northwest corner before it into the stocky wall at the top of the best friend is a metal weathervane. With a beaver design we will climb up several flights of stairs to room at the top with several cannons and windows overlooking to fort and columbia river a bastion me cannons were used to ceremonially welcome incoming ships rather than for defense right as we exit the bastion. Please follow the path leaving the bastion as it bends to the east to. You're right the first building you encounter on the north or above the pathway is the carpenter shop inside the carpenter shop Hear the sounds of carpenters sawing. Wood fail become to this to one story. Wooden building the herbandez shop inside our tables and shelves full of woodworking tools. Here the carpenters at the fort made furniture arm tools heart and building fixtures or next stop is to the east or to the right and slightly south of the carpenter shop use the pathway. That heads down or south and to the right until you find two buildings whose corners touch each other the larger of these buildings the bottom less building the counting house as we approach the counting house. We will hear music. That reminds us of the fact that this building served as a place for word and sometimes for entertainment Counting house is a square building painted. White over its front. Door is the official seal the hudson's bay company which are house to dear holding a crest everts on it and the motto pro page. Utm which is latin or appelt or a skin when we walk inside. We find a large room with walls. Painted a brilliant balloon. This room has several tall bests with slanted. Tops with affords clerks kept track of all the imports and exports managed by this for trade post. A huge iron safe in this room. Held the forts money. Valuables at the back of this room is a whole that. The smaller room with museum exhibits about archaeology and a bedroom. That replicates the room used royal navy captain bailey on his periodic visits to port captain. Bailey would sometimes hosts small parties when he hit in the counting house leaving the counting house. You will get off of the hash flying walkways and head around the right side of the building to this building. That touches the northeast or top. Right quarter this is the jail and as we enter the jail by the sounds of the chains used to straighten prisoners county house. Just to the east northeast of it is the jail. This is a small square wooden building. The door has a tiny barred window in it but unlike the other buildings before there are no other windows. The insight is almost empty except for events and here. Those who broke the rules of the husband's company were punished. This concludes our walking tour of been cooper from jail. You could head south to get back to. The walking path turned east or two year right and continue to the first intersecting. Southway turn north or to the left to find the main entrance to the park where we began. Think meghan are we having a trivia game. Yeah this is this. Is amy speaking. Thank you so much. Mr lowery. Miss meghan huff. Thank you very much for the walking tour. We do appreciate that. There are people with many different accents. Needs on the line who were sometimes following along with their fingers following along with their ears or following along with their is as we took the tour around the site. I love that superintendent. Tracy fortman also mentioned that as you go into these places. There are strong snows. Some of you love the sound of the canton at eight year old. Who was saying. Wow i really loved bet. Sound and tracy was mentioning. How people love to go up into the bastion which housed the cannon that The ceremonial cannon set were launched during during times of making announcements that ships. Were coming in or going out on behalf of the company so now we are going to have a trivia game and leeann is going to read the trivia questions allowed. They will appear on a sny eight and then you will have a chance to answer those questions to vote on those using the polling feature. So let's see how well you do at. She will also describe what what how people answered the questions. So be sure you could participate in some some said They love monty. Loved birds in the fire. Sounds those were very cool. Sounds okay leeann. Are we ready for the year. Ready to go to the next slide. Alright so megan. Let's go to the next side. Okay listen to this sound clip from curator megan's tour of fort vancouver. What item makes the sound. Let me give your choices. So you can hear it. Is it a blacksmiths anvil. That's a be a carpenter's saw see the ceremonial cannon or d. The cash register at the context station. Okay you can put a letter or a word in the chat or you can use the poll. Was it a blacksmith's anvil a be a carpenter. Saw see the ceremonial cannon or d. A cash register at the context station. Oh i see lots of answers also coming into the chat. I'm seeing lots of saw or the letter b. Let's look at what our poll says. It's okay if you couldn't get to even in the poll. Almost everyone said a carpenter saw were they right. Megan very entry. Tracy also mentioned this. Is amy speaking. What kind of smell would you have smelled in the carpenters room in the carpenter station would have definitely been this mode. Sawdust matzah dustin would raise which might have everyone earthy smell. Some are saying right. It might have been a sweet. Woody smell in the carpenter's station. Great all right next question. Okay question number to listen to the sound together from curator megan's tour of fort vancouver. What area of the fort is this sound associated with. Is it a the garden. Be the bake house. See the jail or d. e. the blacksmiths shop. We've got lots coming in lots of a garden in the chat. Let's see if they're the same as what's coming in the poll in the end it and share. Wow ninety three percents said the garden how they do most okay. We're getting ready for question number. Three in the tour there were some words used that we don't hear as off it and modern types. What do you think the word scullery meets. Where is the scullery at fort vancouver. Want to choose the most correct answer. A a scullery is a garden. Shed that we would find guarded. Be a scullery a cash register that we would find the fort's counting house see a scullery as a place for washing dishes. That would be found in the fort's kitchen d a scullery as a place that holds the ceremonial cannon Couple different choices coming in the chat. Still him a couple of different choices still in the chat. I'm going to end the poll. We'll see what the says because the chat was kind of all over the place so in the poll. It looks like see was chosen. The quite a few chose d. c. Was the washing dishes in the big house and d. was the place that holds the ceremonial cannon. And that's about what i was seeing in the chat. What's the right answer already answer. Is that the speller is a place for washing dishes in the kitchen and we will say that when i was young probably about twelve or thirteen i volunteered at an event f. Main tuber is before. I worked there and i was in the kitchen in the scullery washing dishes at it was very hard it made me appreciate dishwashers hard. Work to wash dishes. I said this is absolutely right. Amy speaking here. You've heard the term may be when you read about a scullery maid will now you'll know what a scullery maid is. Usually a woman worked in the kitchen washing dishes and that was a big task. Thanks for sharing that here. Either meghan okay. A question for other word. That curator making used was bastion. What is a bastion is a the chief. Factors house was also called the best. Be a three story. -tary or signaling tower see a small jail used to detain rule breakers criminals or d a one or two room. Where these of the hudson's bay company lived lots of answers coming into chat variety of though starting to see more pe- in the chat aboard the poll a few more minutes seconds. Okay let's end it and share. Most people picked be a three storey military tower. Correct that is correct. And after a number at some words a bastion might used for military purposes for being cooper was not a military ford so For being couvert the was mostly used for welcoming other ships and signaling signaling tower part about question five okay. Finally a another word you heard. Today is the word palisade based on the tour of the four. You just listen to. What does the word palisade me. A a a place. Where maritime travelers purchase seabiscuit be a three storey military tower see a small jail used to detain rule breakers and criminals d offense of wooden stakes tree trunks fixed in the ground forming an enclosure or defense. Palisade got a few choices in the chat. Okay come in now and the pole. It looks like most of you said d. out wooden stakes or tree trunks. Extend the ground forming an enclosure or fats where they write that is spreads and it's a little bit tricky as you may have also heard me say stockade wall And you may hear our books from the national parks a policy aid or soccer. He'd while but it means the same thing that that fence that goes all the way around the fourth. Well done everybody. This is amy. Thank you so much for playing that fantastic trivia game for listening to the sounds. Thank you for adding the sounds curator meghan to imported tour. We did have some feedback that for some people who don't have their maps with them that some times following along on the map was challenging. We have maybe just one minute or two minutes for a couple of questions. I will kick us off with One quick question and it relates to the orientation using the math the bastion that the military or ceremonial tower where the cannon was curator megan. What shape is that. Is that a hexagon shape. Or is it an octagon. I couldn't figure out that it's that that high part of the tower that's very distinctive on the ford. It has a really interesting shape and position. Can you talk about the shape of the bastion. It does have a you that. I'm not sure this a hexagon an arctic. What if my Other national park folks by added in the chat the answer to that question but it is not perfectly balanced it has It does have sites to it. It looks this is a good looks kind of like a hexagon to me. So we have some questions coming in to. The chat at somewhat is answering. It is an octagon and on top. There's a square on the bottom. This is wonderful okay. So we're going to read. The questions allowed a question from a third grader. Is how big are. The canons am also gonna feel prevent up to my staff as well. I'm not a candidate for and while they answer that i did see that There was a question about the fence was original that house sater's talking while and that is It is not a provisional. The fort was rebuilt. It was burned down in eighteen sixties. After the hudson's bay company had last when this became part of the united states the british hudson's bay company with canada and the four was abandoned at this area became part of barrett's and eventually the was burned down. And it was rebuilt in the nineteen sixties and seventies but it was rebuilt archaeological footprint of the original fort. So where do you see fort. Benning uber today is a building. Footprint is yes so where you know. You're in your house. Where your house is that sort of the footprint of the house. When they did the archaeological excavations of the fort they were able to find out where where all the buildings were where the palace wall was and they reconstructed it just was and see that bob cromwell who is One of our archaeologists commented are in the chat about the the cannon size. So i can can read that best. He says the barrels are about five feet long and the carriages are bad the carriages. What the canons sits on. So the barrel is the metal part of the canon. That's about five feet long. Some of you might be about five feet tall so you can imagine and the carriages are the wooden things that the metal cannon sits on and the carriages are about three feet by four feet at about two feet tall. So they're they're pretty big all right and that's all the questions we have for this time. We're about to go into a break but before we do that. Thank you again curator. Meghan and mr lowery. For your time we will be breaking out into different where you can ask more questions about the candidates. About the work of blacksmiths. You may be on that petition. Specific tour. i did want to tell you that we're going to have a ten minute break now because everyone needs a short break before we come back together. Half of you will be staying in this room in this particular zoom room. We will be talking about the garden and the bay house. You will be taking a tour of the garden. And the bake house and the staff from fort vancouver as well as jeff. Older at mr lowery's classes from the washington state's hole for the plied will be leading you through that tour so if you can follow along if you need the specific room for the blacksmith and the firm that is in a different zoom link and that has been put into the pod you can find it there. You should also be able to find it in your email. Some of you will not be going into that room. You will stay in the garden and bake shop area for that tour but for those. That are going into the blacksmith for room lease. Go shoe that link we will now take a ten minute break. What i'm going to do on my screen show you quickly our desk. So i am actually. Our our mobility matters website. We have gotten through our opening and welcome. We have taken artur with mr lowery ensure eater begging you have played your game. We are now on a ten minute break and then we will come back together either in this room or in the other link or the tours of the historic guarded and bake house blacksmith shop at first or where we will have a tours. Interactions with with the curator's opportunities to ask more questions and to explored using your maps. Okay for those of you that did not receive maps or artifacts. In time we did want to draw everyone's attention. There is a resources tab on our website which allows you to download the files should print on swell paper or on embossing the tactile maps to print the three d. printed floor plants but there are some other cool sounds on this site. Midi view enjoyed the sounds there. The described videos audio described brochure. There are sounds of cannons and sounds of birds many things to explore and some information about sowing or planting the seeds that you received so. Please don't think that you only have the opportunity to to this time to tour the site you can also continued touring with your parents teachers after this special virtual event all right we are now on break in. I will see you at ten ten back in this room or in the other room. For the blacksmith ad firm room to okay ten minute break starting now and amy. I of pause the recording. Because we do not make recorded ten minute break The person who wrote to me saying that they have an attendee who cannot find their link. I can't push that. I can only push it to panelists. So they're going to have to lean on a friend or or grab aamir megan to send that to the person. I can't do those a student of some sort. And i am going to take my bathroom break and i'll be right back. Thank you the interpreter sir on on break now. Also thank you attributing team still question. Go ahead charles. Police find that we are not backstage right now and all the attendees from ability matters will be listening in as well okay. Do i leave the meeting. I'm confused about that. Wwl presenters charles. Mica shinly and tori will all be this zoom link and go to your other presenters from any campbell forward the next hour. Okay indication charles. Okay i am back here. Hi sophia this is leeann aid I wanted to a if you heard any background noise. Robust students on. I think that was me. If so i probably buick you which is something i can do if i'm thinking there's background noise coming but otherwise i don't think we heard much during the break recently. Oh that i don't know. I went and use the restroom. Gonna answer few questions in the chat now janet. How do you know what you're to go to your individual who received a paper work or Or or above gift box type thing. Then your your math will tell you. If you're the for room or the blacksmith room you're going to the other room. Check your email from becky thank you. That is helpful if you are a wsb student. If you received an email from amy campbell you need to use that to go to the other room. Hey sophia you can you now. You know how okay. Go ahead and mute for now until we get going and catch anyone who seven problems so martha if you are not sure. Did you have a teacher register you. If you're not sure what true you are. Welcome to stay in this room. That is okay. This is amy. That's exactly right. If you're not sure or you can't find the email you can just stay in. this room. Is room will be touring the garden and the bake house and then everyone will come back into this main room for the ending program which will be talking about career at national parks can. Yes amy any. Attendee is muted and has their video off it does not have the ability to turn them on. Only the panelists. Do only the presenters. Do some of our presenters are students. So sometimes it'll get a little confusing. Fewer inherited provide closed captioning. We should have switched People so i'm looking for you to give you that control. Hello again everyone. I am looking for our close caption provider. If you are the closed caption provider. Please either type something in the chat. Arrays your digital hand holly. Will i be turning this over to you to amy. This is amy hoping supporting with the the garden in bay counts. Take an leeann. I did share with you the The script that the students will be using. I believe that adam. Amin said nobody here in this room. Supporting the students from wsb. As well as elaine from the national park center so out of you have the script with students and can help with prompting while. I do the slides. Do i'll be showing the slides. Okay perfect great. We'll come started to get hold on. I was going to start your recorded against a hold on great. This is amy parker speaking from portland state university. Welcome back and we are in the garden tour room as well as the tour of the bake house. This is what the next portion of the agenda is. If you are wanting to be in the first firm room a blacksmith. Please look at the chat pod. Several people have posted that zoom link. If you're wanting to be on that portion of the tour as laura said in the chaffetz she receives some tea and she had some people receive seats if you receive tea or seeds or things like that those are artifacts that go with the garden room and a bake house so you are in the right space in your welcome if you couldn't get over to the other room. You're still in for a treat. I will turn this over to mr lau. I'm sorry mr bowlers class. Who will be presenting the guarded. Get the slides up at. Adam will be supporting the team. Who is is reading for this portion. Thank you whenever. You're ready mr bowler whenever your team is ready you in okay. I start now. Please turn on your camera. Hello everyone welcome to the demonstration garden at fort vancouver. My name is sophia. And today. Brigitte you and i will be reviewing the fort vancouver gardens we are all in the horticulture class at the washington state school for the blind and are here. We're the lane dorset from the national park service to start. We are going to show you a short video. Introducing the garden at fort vancouver. The video is audio described. If you have any questions about the video or anything else cover today please. Type them in the chat exploit scanned by warriors. What you've gone so we have that check box a when you share screen check or i'm sorry this is aiming i won't be the video just one moment enticed by the signature fragrances ties us heritage gov is of the that were originally grow in fort. Acne eighteen hundreds deserves decisional tips and saving and often exchanging pengzi's gye a strategically ponti a companions to vegetables to pollinators while dissuaded. Down as you get closer to the south. Jeff is the sound working. Yes okay thank you go off trysts as over the off and serves as support to a total of hawks stint. Rubber continuing southward. Another off trust. I spent most of wonderfully fragrant roses. The careful purposeful design of the is still down sensation similar to the original dogs and is unveiling record. The days when the fourth gardens sustained people well beyond the house eagles of settlement of eighteen hundreds forward video games with god motiur nazi funk discussing today's heritage gone with of the forks north one of birds google posts and in front of his of lots of flowers in bloom changes to images of heritage garden festival down rendering of what historic vote like with a expanse Which is a rose garden area so valuable volunteer garden carrying a basket. Down the main off on sums day before the background garden. Today is a half acre garden. And it's located in the wrong spot where the garden was was on the other side of the roadway which is one hundred percent accurate. The garden in the eighteen forties was approximately seven to eight acres and it ran all the way out to the orchard. Today's garden is over. Half an acre is designed to the same principles that the garden was. The past aren't nearly as wide because the past in the original garden were wide enough to have reawakened down with With water water the garden are password scarred and represents exactly what they did and grew in a garden in the eighteen. Forty s those. He takes from basket according to call that a large data if you hold sees as we also see a colored sketch of root servers in the eighteen hundreds when she tells us about tobacco. There's an image of a green tobacco leaf that we see in between stacked bales of beaver. Pelts so what also here for you that we recently dug up. Where's the potatoes and corn. Which is coming on right. Now and the potatoes. We'll be kept in the root cellars. They got here they even have. One root cellar was held a potato cellar that they would store the potatoes. In throughout the winter months was located alongside the roadway here and corn. We often think of nice fresh ears of corn. They would have the freshman ward but they would also do parched corn or roasted corn or dried corn. Which would then be milled and use for all types of porridge of corn bread. And just a meal that they would have to put into their to make cakes or things like that with another couple of interesting things that we grow in the guard and is an echo xiang or tobacco document. Golfing did grow it here. It was well known that they would dry. The tobacco leaves and put him in between the bales of the beaver pelts when they were shook him back to england to make beaver hats. It prevented the insects from eating holes in the pels. Were make a useless. When they got to england now we see a great causal with other pedals that some white fluffy on picks comb on public. while that's he picks A photo shows the colored fizzle in bloom then. Pinky read gov pomegranate fruit blackish figs quince on. It's another interesting thing that we grow in the gardens. Cotton of most people have never seen hot and growing. Unless you live in the south or the south west. but we've grown it. Dr mclaughlin grew it and we wanted to stay accurate to what he grew We've had some success in some years. We haven't just as all farming and gardening is some other interesting things we have on. The property is car june With this'll this'll family and we would eat the stock or the spine of the leaf and not necessarily the like you. Think of an artichoke. Although there are in the same family we also have pomegranates. pomegranates in the garden. We have fig trees in the garden with figs on them that they had we had quences that were very very common in europe in the eighteen hundreds. Most people don't know what they are. There's also an apple or pear or something like that but we do use them been demonstrated many historical kitchen to of hops. Nancy mentions next is an office way. Overpaid parv off formed chiefly from off which then see in but about two hour followed by a photo of of sliced widespread came through the garden. Today he walked through the tunnel of hops and the hawks are just getting to flower nail. And they'll be ripening of it probably about two weeks. It was used in distilling in also eleven or we have tested and used it to make eleven such as Sour dough for making bread As like a yeast and it works very well. Economy gives it a just a tiny bit of almost a beer taste to the bread. Okay great. that's the video. Yeah so Away everyone I'm an archaeologist with the national park service and the garden is one of my favorite places to spend one of my favorite places to investigate Oregon's check right now and see. I don't see that there's any questions in the chat right now and we'll try to keep up with that and If there are questions. So the're bridget and Hopefully we'll be able to help with those. So i guess we need to. I still don't see any questions so we need to show okay. We are showing On the screen the garden tactile map. If you receive the tactile learning hip for your today's tour please take out this three d. printed tactile map of the garden. It's long and skinny tattle. we're gonna go through. It would have orient yourself direct of for north and south so follow along find the arrow in the corner that protrudes out and hold the plastic tactile map so that the raised aero is pointed in the direction you are facing the furthest right quarter from you you have now oriented yourself to the north on your tactile ma. So south is the opposite at the bottom end toward you with west to the left and east to the right as you may have noticed. the garden. Area is divided in half lengthwise by the middle garden path which runs straight north and south and the north and south access points to the garden shortsighted. Pass that end you the outside edges of the garden east and west outward from the middle garden path. These smaller site paths. Divide the garden into sixteen larger planting areas or plots and give gardeners access to the plants within each fought it to plots to the north are designed with circular pass which you should be able to to feel. You can find the rectangular branch benches on your tactile map which are located at the north and south ends of the garden. At the north end of the garden. You will find entry shrubs on your mouth. They are around and pointed at lying. Both sides of the middle path year. The benches at the south end of their matt is a would post in the center of the middle. Pass a good landmark with benches on both sides on the outside of the garden along. The east side are to compost areas and a garden. Shed those are not included on your map as you leave the garden south end at the bottom. The middle path joins into east east-west half that leads short walk west to the left to the fort entrance all of which is depicted on your okay. Now we're here. From the garden contained fruit trees Flowers and herbs food was scared and difficult to come by early settlers even with provisions fraught with some west west riding with native americans for game fish. Rubes and very often mclaughlin's gardens were protected and highly value to visitors. Were either invited or given permission to walk. Within the gardening area the hudson's bay come from the us oxides to certain foods as a way to maintain professional and social status and authority for the most part the produce of the gardening wise us allies by not elite company officers. Their families that lived inside the fort. An to god's visiting the four but not to the forts libraries not mclaughlin new. Not the ford. Survival depended on its capacity to be highly productive not reliant on expensive goods from england. Thanks akili castle okay. In the first few years the court was successful growing crops of potatoes beans corn peas of cereal crops wheat barley and notes. The garden began to flourish with pumpkins. Squashes cucumbers cava ges tomatoes. Carrots onions turn next radishes melon strawberries berries black jack blackberries raspberries gooseberries lettuce. Onions mustard grapes lemon law clover and even cotton plants grown to not only feed the residents but to even see the livestock as the years progressed. Orchards of apples pears cherries apricots quences pomegranates plums. Nectarines peaches and figs were grown as custody. Mary and the gardens of england sections of ornamental flowers and medicinal herbs were planted with asters marigolds. The niyaz rag wards roses dahlia's pansy and native yuro Okay bridget's turn bridget. I would be british part so today's garden demonstrates meaning sustainable practices that were used several centuries ago mr be needed. Write only been fine boy reconverted. Today's guarding demonstrates ninety sustainable practices. That were used several centuries ago. I saw four vancouver out quotes. Yeah are still route relevance and environmentally. I'll be today. The larger historical bargain was invited into separate are separate areas for plants by designing the garvan space. This way dr mcglaughlin was able to select and strategically grew plans based on plant needs for soil. Compensation watering amount of sun. And pollination bridget low again so native plants the plant existing before the settlers arrived or sometimes used by the settlers for food and medicine. Native plants are adapted to the climate and provide less aqui in water while attracting local birds and insects such as eased for pollination today. We should try to integrate native plants around our homes when possible using knowledge of which plants were better companions to the more vulnerable plants gardeners were able to ward off. Problem insects while attracting beneficial ones crops. Such as beets cabbage and potatoes retain their quality over a long period of time. Farmers rotated crops allowing time for soil to recover referred to his fallow and use livestock manure to compost and fertilize the soil before residents composted food straps garden waste manure fish carcasses and so forth to add another a vital nutrients back into the gardens soil. Straw fallen tree leads and natural compost. Were used to mulch soil beds and protect plants from winter. Frosts today we should today. We should use natural alternatives and avoid using chemical pest control and chemical fertilizers. These chemicals can pollute waterways arm. Animals burn crops. Increase air pollution. Acidify the soil and deplete soil of minerals. Early settlers worked with the natural resources to them to be self sustaining to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. So now we're going to do a group activity and i would like to have three different people in our audience. Try to name one. Sustainable practice used in. The historical garden is also used today. You could put this in your answers in chop. Let's see the answers yet in a few minutes out. Here's a good one rotate. The garden beds. I see natural fertilization soil. Livestock manure someone else to repeat the question. So i'm going to do that. Dame one sustainable practice used in historical garden that is also used today. Tro composting fish carcass. Letting the soil life fallow robin different using different crops which is crop rotation worms. That's interesting wasn't mentioned. But it's a definitely a good bit answer compost kalpa so everyone has several great answers so now sophia is going to discuss the artifacts of and on Sophia we can see you but we there you go overboard now we can hear you. Thank you go ahead. We will include our visit to the garden today by talking about the artifacts that many of you received in your learning kits that fourth thank hoover plants native to the area were used for food medicine. Seeds were introduced at the fort from london and were planted and the garden. Seeds for farming were distributed to passing families traveling the oregon trail on their way to start their own homesteads formed. Hoover would share their seeds with several hours. Road were year fans. Pittsburgh barton faulk of having quality seed was extremely important to settlers at and they carefully saved planted unshared seeds in the spirit and tradition of the words birds. We also have been practicing seed saving and wish to share with. You are authentic old fashion. Seeds from plants raise in. The courts garnered in here for them. He them dry until you are ready to plant them when you are ready refer to directions included with their seats so you may help carry on the tradition of four vancouver man. You have a successful yield safiya. We're going to look at some pictures of flowers and vegetables. I have marigolds. Volts bright yellow and orange and reddish flowers. They are a good companion plant. Several other types of vegetables keeps the insects. Don't like the smell of them so they stay away next picture user holly hearts stems with light medium and dark pink blossoms therapa. They were popular Flower in a floral gardens and cartoon was mentioned by nancy. And the video on artichoke. Like plant. There were eight eight yardage joke. Say eight the new shoots stems as they came out of the brown next. We have blue cocoa cole. Beans a generally did not eat Vegetables raw redo like salads now with they generally could offend so these beans would have been dried and stored and Saved for a consumption during the winter or they may have been pickled to save over the winter. This is A photo of pink and red poppies. We know that California poppies growing in the garden those that launch orange puppies common poppies sweet. William was another Popular cottage garden or colonial garden. Plant blossoms pattern with bursts of whites pinks and reds cowpeas black-eyed peas With dark marks along the one foot length of the being being pods and being that are reddish or white both were dark spots and again needs would have been primarily dried and stored. This is a picture of green bean pods. That produced whitish scenes with dark spots. Tigers lack valentine rattlesnake or three different varieties of green games. Okay so what happened with the vegetables from the garden. The fruits from your turns and the grains from the field crops. Many different jobs at the fort contributed to making available foods and ingredients that the bakers used to prepare their baked dishes and the cooks and the chief factors kitchen used to feed the many officers clerks guests. A lot of the labor in the garden and fields was provided by local indigenous. People sometimes whole families would come to work allowing them to trade for items. In the hudson's bay company's indian trade shop farmers gardeners seeds been other laborers would manage the garden orchard fields. They would be plowing sowing watering spreading compost and caring for plants so they would grow steersman farmers other laborers with ten livestock. It would fertilized soil and replenish nutrients. Tradesmen such as blacksmiths and carpenters would make farm equipment skilled laborers around the flour mill. Which was used to refine the wheat barley enquiring into flowers and corn meals. After harvesting there would be cutting bundling transporting processing and even packaging and storing. There will always jobs that needed attention. I don't know if we have time just for questions from the challenge samy speaking we actually running a little bit short on time so we can move into the big house now. Thank you sophia. Kiely bridget thank you with lane or your leadership and if it is okay to go off you it is okay to go off camera now. Go on youtube while we get megan jake in henry on to lead the next portion of the tour. And if you have questions at the end you may have questions about. The gordon. Were bake house at the end but we want to give time for the next team. Okay whenever the team is ready to start the tour of the bake house. I will advance the slides and play the video when you are ready. One in welcome to the bay cast out for vancouver. My name is jake in. This is my classmate in in the pacific. Northwest is three class at washington. State's will together with megan of a curator from the national park service. We will be your tour guides for the next twenty five minutes. Logan everyone everyone start going to show. A short video introduced vague videos on. Dodged if you have any questions off the national public today. I still view of the big house. Single-story building a adult roof and the clemson. How if dole rates most of the city of shows afford five kuba staffer identified as range of ryan sitting wooden cable. It's like the big house which features log free column various cooking insurance and assortment of other historical such as lanterns and barrels. All the table is alone was a paddle with free. Seabiscuit sincerely state. You still inches are shown to straight points. This building is called the big house it was used to big large quantities of seabiscuit. Gets also known as hard tack for the people who lived and worked in remote areas like vancouver. Finding enough food was an ongoing problem. Especially in the first years after trading post was established in the hundreds shows overview. Start with richard stockade protected buildings inside. There are other buildings strewn around outside of how to save wounds of since when been through was established making twenty five it was an abundance of wildlife on land and in the columbia river other. There were no shots or stores or places to order food and the fourth did not get into this so establishing the land was one of the first things for to seabiscuit. Showed said onto a wooden table to show the first as a ship off the river. The second is to characters interacted with each other whereas this little back shoulders alluded. Those from shoulder gets provided basic nourishment. Some ninety four employees who work near the ford. Those who worked at one of the small trading posts in remote areas the ship's crew to sail back and forth from england living. I and bringing back suffice. They're also employees are small ships. That was up and down the pacific coast hunting and trading for i long as the seabiscuit is drive. It will ask them. Definitely the sea biscuit has big properly. It is as hard as a brick allergies. Something so hard. It was soak it in a cup of tea or added to soup. Or if that animal. Fats the biscuit Fried full biscuits should those. They also give a book with a costumed of making the five for the biscuits to be cooked. Then used to rake codes of a sea. Biscuit by voted using a few but see into the makes me biscuits. A harvard was built in front of each ten foot by put oven. Once their time for pitchers reached the high court with fever. Move with a break. All the brooker oven floor was then swapped team with a wet rag on a whole of a scuffle. The firstly form don't be placed in the event with appeal. It would take for three hours video tapes in quick succession addressee. Feel freak out of the. We'd stokes stalks the heavily forested area. A tree hill in the shola with weights breaking obviously till images of people of the first showing a lot of the whole of social causes coaches. Gather together in of fort stock. Act the second photograph of dr john. Buchan you wanted to start a farm. What natural resources would you need a mild climate. That wasn't too hot or too cold. You've rain rich soil to grow crops and trees that can use the bill. Barnes fences houses. This area had all of those things. Including the columbia river that not only provided fresh food and water but also means of transportation or vancouver is only one hundred miles from the pacific ocean so ships from all over the world can sell thank you and trade for business applies by eighteen forty five farming and agriculture was a major part of the work at for hoover and most of the employees worked on the farm rather than in the for trade farm production contributed to the prophets of think to reduce the amount of food that was brought in from elsewhere in addition north thousands of settlers in the area that needed food and supplies is establish their farms. Dr john mclaughlin held many hungry. American settlers is day right. You're from oregon trip right and that includes the video meghan anything you would like to add or do we have any questions in the track so i just want to emphasize that the big house was such an important building of the ford. The people who worked at for being cougar. Who were called servants of the hudson stay company relied on biscuits fake house as part of their rations and in the in a chat acce- lane but a bit explanation of of the rations. Which is what a hudson's bay company employees will get to feed themselves and their families mostly themselves and the basis daily ration each servant in eighteen forty one included one and a half pounds a biscuit and on top about seed biscuits were provided to visiting ships for trappers handing out on trapping expeditions. The because would have been producing tons and tons of food to people to work here. Okay if you receive a tattle any kit today to take out the three to four point of the day chats image of the floor plan model and a photograph of the inside of the bishops. When you have here floor pool ready all still that. The diamond shaped area in the top rate coroner is pointing to your left. The arrows indicate wipe direction is not but we will be looking at this room as if we are facing east. The main feature. This room is at the top of thirty model. Next era these are the brick ovens may couch. There is arch at the base on the island. By a tile floor rate books fires of of the fire. The biscuits are few other things to point on your three year model. The entrance to the building is on the west wall. Closest to you represented by a raise rectangle on either side of the door represent windows. The bay cast is to start building and you can find the location of the stairs to the second floor near the north lonesome monolith. A large work table is near the center of the room in two large storage unit. Used for flower set in the bottom right or south western corner. Megan could you tell us a little a little more about the work that was done in this room. Four so in this bill. Three to four baker's work bong hours in front of these massive twin ovens preparing bread and biscuit or hundreds of company employees the ovens needed to be stoked intended around the car to ensure a consistent baking temperature so today we can set our ovens or three hundred fifty degrees or whatever we need but back then they needed to work to maintain that temperature for things to fake properly. And it's possible that at least one of the bakers lived in the buildings added to make sure the big house will always operating just as fakers to today of acres again. Were very early in the morning. In order to get any levin bread time to rise anything they are usually to the couch today by talking about the artifacts that many see city of each article painting workshop of the shed on three. Some of you received tepeyac packets in a small paper. Honolulu filled with one ounce of loose tea or at least leaf tea as well as the heaton which is a metal fill which is a metal pin filled with twenty individual teabags meghan. Can you tell us any more about these artifacts in where they can absolutely so here. We have a as you heard already a few different kinds of teas loose leaf tea bags. And you re remember from video. That seabiscuit made innovate house. Were very hard. And you might have remembered the word heart tap which is another word i e biscuits. So they were. They were very hard and difficult to eat lane and not very good to eat so they would offend soaked in teed soup or greece to help soften or an flavor them and you might also remember. I might have been in the video that sea biscuits just made of flour and waters which isn't very young me so adding them to t- like the teas that you receive a summer of you or soup with help them a little bit of flavor. He was also a very popular drink effort. Been cooper and archaeologists here often find pieces of teacups and saucers that were left behind and buried underground. We are nearing the end. The largest health what we have any file flashing images wonder folks are up. Guys this is amy. I will look at the chat and read questions. There was a question about pre heating ovens. That was a really good question about maintaining a consistent temperature. A question is. I wonder if pisses where that we get. Were crackers or bread or mixed into soup where that comes from and another question is how did the the rations correlate with the work that was done. Could you talk a little bit about those elements of the temperature needed for banking and our traditions around soaking crackers. Or read in soup. Meghan for in elaine of jump into. I'm not sure how long event starting therapist rolling up to see the original question. How long it would take to. Preheat the oven in the morning. Elaine you know anything about that. It took several hours. As i don't know the exact time but you know i would think as much as six hours maybe longer to predate. The ovens is they would many would remove the fine air so that they could big the big. The breads and biscuits can kind of get sense. You know if it takes that. Long to preheat you. Don't wanna let the fire go out right. So that's why you need that a constant attention on that that oven and then in for you know dipping crackers and to sue this is that comes from but you know if you mix if you don't have a very young have a very good soup with a lot of ingredients putting crackers in it withhold. Make it a little harder muira and a little more philly too so that might also be part of why we add crackers and biscuits and binny's like that to suit. There was also a question. This is abc about rationing. What was the ration that laborers received it. We know that food was a really important factor as to why people chose to work. If we're been cooper yes Intern trying looking through the chat. Because elaine a good. I had put an answer getting there for the there has been another question about rushton's up time. Yes let's go ahead and answer and also it's really good if you're answering questions to to sometimes reiterate your answers because not everyone has the chance to scan all of those responses. It's hopeful for the interpreters. Well thank you. So the question is did rations correlate with your work as far as the different levels of laborers or servants at the ford and the the rations were fairly standardized. Everybody all of the servants received the same ration. There's nothing in the records that indicate that people receive different things. Obviously you mentioned in the garden Room the officers of the company and their families were eight a different diet than what the service but to answer the question. The servants all received the same ration. Assuming there was enough. You know as a as i mentioned the rashes change depending on what was available so it may be the case that you know if people would get court and so people would get week flower just because of what was available so it's great it now. We do have some time for questions about the garden so if there have been questions about the garden or would like some time to discuss the garden at all as the bay counts. I like the way that the two teams decided the garden and the bake house together right because what should grow in the garden went right into the bake house for preparing for food so we do have time for that. Are there any questions that folks have about the garden or other questions about be caps. Megan i see a question about Okay so it was answered tests. Answer how do they keep the other hot. Without a fire commented the bricks in the ovens are made from one hold of he be easier to make it in a fire. I assume they're referring to bread. He want to talk about that. Megan like a a not Hi guys i answered that. When to just a comment that the fire might char or burn biscuits by cooking them too quickly but the heat from the bricks that the oven is made from is constant and therefore very good for baking. Hope that helps. Thanks of into that that their grandfather us eat heart attack the and though with butter and soup we had some questions about the pollinators. Which flowers attracted the pollinators again. Okay pretty much all plants that flower. The purpose of the flower is to attract pollinators most garden plants. Such as flowers and vegetables are what we call insect pollinated of as opposed to grains and corn. Which are wind. Pollinated the win distributes the pollen and Fertilizes plants urnov fertilizes such But yes stance at the question. I couldn't possibly have all the flowers because they're all insect pollinated in the garden. I read that in europe. It was very common to have a lot of flower gardens. Attract twenty years this well. And he tesla meters yes to fertilize the plants which will help reduce ask will allow the plants seeds and fruits and other plants so very important function of those tackle question scare unless. Sorry if there's anything else about mr super well. Bees and generals you know there are. There are other types of bees. Only also yes any beezer definitely the best of this question is what was on the second floor of the bay and the answer is that we don't completely down but From the records and when the reconstructed the bake house they looked at you. Know what big houses at forts look like. And what's been written about the fourteen cooler big house and big thing. Perhaps that it was it might have been a leading orders or of at least a temporary quarters In that second story but in the modern reconstruction it is is storage area. In case you're wondering. And then i see another question here. That's how long did it take to build the modern day replica of the fort. And i guess. I would answer by saying that. It's not quite done yet. You know we don't have already construction of the fort that was there in the nineteen hundreds of it began in the nineteen sixties with stockade. The chief factors house and the will be bad into over the years as the national park service service for this place. Here's a question about this. Is amy about the honeybees driving out the native bees. Does anyone know about this. Particular type of fees at air interactions well. I arrived out here in the pacific northwest with a settlers Not so much. With the hudson's bay company but lucy people were coming over from the united states coming out west and i don't think there's been a problem with the honey bees Kind of choking out. The native bees honeybees are pretty well contained and they kind of stay in their own space and do their little their do their jobs and they don't produce Expand in their population like some other insights might do so. It's something that i've specifically researched that. I don't believe that there's been any problem. This is amy. We have a few more minutes left before we transition back to our main room. It actually everyone in this room will stay right where they are. I had a question about Things that i've seen that certain volunteer gardeners still maintain the garden and actually volunteer bakers. May help recreate the heart attack. Or the the bread that was created Can you talk a little bit about what your volunteers today. And why that's important. Yes we do. It's mostly at our events. Like campers and candlelight which is a big event that we have every september where there isn't a global pandemic took a tracy mentioned the inr introduction so during special events so we do have volunteers who sometimes will fire up the ovens at an unbalanced straight and making her pet biscuits. And this is amy. I actually saw some people. Using some historic practices like mulching. Mulching leaves grinding them up and putting the garden to bed just before before winter. Is there any comments. You can make about the practices that your volunteers still engaging laying gardeners really try very hard and drew very good job of making sure that they use methods that were employed during the hudson's bay company period. So they're doing the same things in the garden growing the same things and processing the foods out of the garden. Same way that the hudson up and he would have done very cool and one last really important question was about the indigenous peoples and tribes. They asked if such people came to the fort by choice and what was their roles. What were their roles at the fort yes. There were native people from all over north america including a lot of free and your or new schone people coming to the north west work at for trade posts including warping bird. There were also need to people from tribes throughout the northwest. Who would come to forbid over to work as well And indigenous people native hawaiians coming all the way from hawaii to work effort flavor as well so it was It was a job that was available and that s interested. It's not something was sports sure so it was something that people chose to do to engage a trade with a lot of cultures. Thank you very much for that. Wonderful question is is amy speaking about the different ethnicities and people. It was truly a multi cultural place a lot of intersections between cultures and a lot of learning. That probably was shared. That maybe we still don't even recognize what was learned from digits people's and there's a lot of information being shared in the chapada about the chennault of clicking tat nations areas more information on the fort vancouver website and what. I'm showing right now by choice. Is that our agenda is pointing us back into this main room where you are right now. We are going to transition in actually talk a little bit about careers at the ford. So we're gonna just take a moment here and pause. It makes sure that tracy and meghan and tessa elaine. Alex doug and bomb from fort vancouver are back with us. We're going to have a little bit of a panel session with them to talk about their careers. So thank you very much to mr bowler's class at mr lowery's class really excellent job in helping guide the tour of the garden and big house all right so leeann can you tell me when we're back together and and ready to go hello. This is leeann. The other group ended a few minutes ago on. They've started rolling back in. So i just need to know who i need to highlight. So we'll be ready to go wonderful. So this is amy. We are highlighting. Just the folks at fort vancouver right now. I'm actually only gonna stay on camera for just did because i'm helping facilitate some questions so if you are not speaking. Let's go ahead and go off camera and stay on youtube. Please thank you so much. Where allowing doug and meghan tests. Tracy alex bob to come back With us now. Our special host from fort vancouver. They will be speaking terrorists in an answering questions about their jobs. Okay we do want to close and also say to those that were not able to attend both rooms. This these sessions will be recorded. You are also able to look at our website and hopefully learn about the other stations that you were not able to visit because of time all right. Let's go ahead and get started with our next section in the the agenda for vancouver staff you have been so wonderful to work with so delightful so easy so welcoming. We felt like this mobility matters. It was such a nice opportunity to work with you because of your emphasis on inclusion and accessibility and she were interested in making your fort in making this site this historic treasure More available to everyone so we appreciate that even during the pandemic more willing to share your time with us. Open us up to your expertise and spent time with our teams and co creating event. But i'll be honest with you a lot of us including me. Don't really fully understand all of your different roles. We hear words like archaeologist and curator in ranger superintendent rounds keeper. We don't really know what all of those entail and we also know that people with visual impairments as well as the interested in careers with you an understanding more about something that make their curiosity a peak pinterest so let me go around and just ask some questions and maybe we'll i'll call on you intern. But certainly just talk about your lives in. What interested you tracy. Let's start with you. How did you get interested in it being a doing weapon you do at the ford. And what is the superintendent. What does that really mean. Sorry thank you amy So i'm the superintendent or fake hoover. National stork site. And i'm responsible for ensuring that we do the best job we can manage. She miss national park It's like running a city and so we are responsible for maintaining the buildings still alarms had convinced faces Obviously at our site. Archaeology is a very important part as well as a collection for many parts of the park a history had a chance to the point where public servants work for the federal government and cell. He are here to serve the american people. And also that many visitors who come from around the world to see for ankles so my job is to work with my And all the staff or fake puberty as well as about three hundred volunteers who support us and we have. I think about seventy five partners so it really takes a team of people working together to do what we do To do the best job that we do it for it's part of the national marxist and a little bit about me is young was didn't really know what i wanted to be when i grew up and i think that's the case with a lot of people and so I came to this as mice as a career by happenstance by. It was a wonderful opportunity for me in that way to my track. Bike trail follows skip. Here was really quite wonderful. And i've never worked for another organization within national. I hope that dealt. What did you study. this is amy. Where did you go to college. And what did what were your interests so I went to school. I went to college in graduate school. I also got an A b. a and a masters of arts degree and it was in public administration political science. I actually grew up overseas. And so i learned about being american from A far and when we were able to come home and for the summer vacations my parents often took us to national. Parks are but i was actually on my way to keep coming in league with the foreign service and when i was in graduate school my chairman suggested i apply for a summer graduate position with the national park service To be a policy or program in. I was selected to that position in that started my career with keystone much tracy. That was really great. Let's let's go to some others. What is a curator. Megan and how did you get interested in this. What did you study. Richard grow up or as a curator in the national park service. Is someone among who cares or easy and collection so that come from archaeology or that are donated by members of the public so caring for those historic ideas and also make exhibits and sharon the items with the public as they don't do a ton of good stored away we want to share them online or exhibits Things like that so that's also part of the job. I grew up with the national park service. My parents were park. Rangers might first. Home was in a government. National parks service housing. The grand canyon eat so i kind of always been around and when i got to college i went to the university of washington. And i got a bachelor's degree in history and artistry and i've i got a master's degree in museology which is what the university of washington calls us studies and there are lots of different museum studies all around the country museum studies programs including in the northwest set at the university of washington. So that's where. I ended up and then Tesla's snatched me up. When i graduated and i've been here ever since you all seem really connected in close like great team to work together to set. Let's go to you in your role within the party. In your journey sure So tussle langford. And i am the cultural resources program manager Which can be a bit of a mouthful but it basically means that. I help with running the office. That protects and shares cultural resources. So things like archaeology museum collections landscapes and historic buildings etc So i have degrees in cultural anthropology Both my undergraduate and graduate work. was in anthropology and then i have a graduate certificate in museum collection care I actually. I'm here to tell you that it's never too early to start showing your interest in national parks Along with my mother. I started volunteering at fort vancouver as a teenager I think i was fourteen or fifteen So i was one. I grew up in vancouver. And i was just kind of one that was dedicated to being at the fort from an early age Worked as a seasonal and different jobs. And then. After i graduated from graduate school i was able to become employed. Here i love. The trump is sizing that. It's not too early and for people that are online listening to this. This is why the wanted to share this with you is because it isn't too early for you to be thinking about your interest in volunteering your interest in careers. So we'll have time for questions at the end is well. Let's go to elaine. Who did such a nice job talking about the garden. You have different role. It's a different title urine geologist. Is that right. That's correct I've been archaeologist with bark service for twelve thirteen years actually on staff and i was a research assistant during my time as a graduate student At the fort. Also and i have currently have a master's degree in anthropology. Archaeology is the discipline of anthropology. And i actually. I the path that i followed in order to be within working for the park service was through my schooling The park service has programs that partnered with students in universities to provide liza such as i was a research assistant and then you can also transition into a job with the park service through through that system. So that was how i managed to come to order for vancouver. This is actually my second career for many years. I was a graphic designer and I was tired of sitting into computer and felt like. I got doug what i wanted to do with that so and i'd always been interested in history and i thought archaeology with getting away from the computer which was a little naive on my part but and then So debbie out in the field and address my lover's history. So that was why how. I manage to make the switch from via graphic designers archaeologists. So i'm actually canadian So i kind of had a connection to the ford in that way So so. I really enjoy working here. I focused on landscapes. Which is how. I ended up doing my master's thesis on archaeological research of the garden at for vancouver. So i think that's that's basically a land has a story to tell us doesn't work very interesting but really back you know. In the earlier centuries people stood most of the time outside. And i'm interested in what they were doing outside those buildings so sure and i left a discussion about the river commie river in what it what role it played at. The ford is so critical for transportation and food and water up so those are all of the rivers in the area were they were the easiest way to transform. Them's people goods. So fascinating still still useful today for all of us. Let's go to bob bob. Talk about your work with the blacksmith. Is that the the even that she worked with most costly for this event well over the last few years. I've rotated out of archaeology and back into it. I i was the arts chief of interpretation for a few years and when i was in that role in working with their interpreters had lover tears. I actually got to spend some time in the blacksmith shop. Then minimally learn how to be a blacksmith. I can actually operate the forge and get some iron. Houghton's hurts. Founding away it i don't think i can make a little more time in there But actually that's that was a fascinating thing. Because i've always looked at the blacksmith shop from the perspective as an archaeologist looking at the artifacts evan recovered there and you know analyzing artifacts but it's something entirely new who when you actually get the experience of what it was like to try and make these things out of iron and the process of blacksmith and that's a fascinating rose archaeologist. We actually ought experimental archaeology trying to replicate how people did things in the past and there is nothing like that hands on experience on doing something like that It's a wonderful thing about working for vancouver where we have this reconstruction that's based upon elements of the past where you can get the full picture. You can actually go back and try and get that experience okay. How were these things made how to make these things of they do these things in some of the fun things at some of our volunteer archaeologist. Get to do. They spend time in an archaeological collection at they look at artifacts that were recovered. That were made by blacksmiths. In the past and then kate and oftentimes. It's even allowed us as archaeologists to better identify. Thanks because oftentimes we only get broken. Bits of things from the past. And so you know having those volunteers who are skilled as laxness they can look at those broken bits and try and replicate them. Sometimes they've been able to identify things that were previously identified so that can be a really fun experience. And i'm really thrilled. I've been able to spend time in the blacksmith shop and to get back to it in the future here. Of course it had a little shoulder injury. The last year and a half. But it's coming back to where i look forward to maybe doing some more volunteering at the blacks myself. Future facts really. Do tell us a story. Where did you grow up in. How did you get interested in becoming an archaeologist. Hikaru not too far from here. A little town called albany oregon and actually growing up in high school and then putting my way through college. I went to oregon state university. I worked on a grassy of all things and so actually. I was out plowing a field one day and i'm clogged up by aero set went back and took a look eh. Behold there was this rusty iron an actual iron for hurting clothing. Rickel sad irons and they're big cast of iron and they would actually eat it up on a stove and then you would eat them up Use them as an iron on clothing and so at the end of the day. I mentioned the farmer inside. I found this really rusty iron. And i looked across the field right plowed and there was just sparkling bits of glass and pottery and all sorts of things out. There he goes. Oh yeah that was my great grandfather's house. I was where we homestead. that's an eighteen fifty thousand it burned. When i was a kid right we plow over out and it just kind of caught my imagination. It's like you know not so long ago there was a house here. People living here. And i'd always been interested in history. I have a bad through degree in history. But i took an elective in historic archaeology. And it just really caught my imagination and actually started work on hudson's bay company sites at a site called shampoo. We state park which was actually settled by former employees of the hudson's bay company from fort vancouver who settled down in the valley so that caught my imagination as an archaeologist and became a goal to be an archaeologist at hoover and there's days i still can't believe i have had this opportunity. I've been doing it for over twenty years. Great thank you so much blitz goto Please share a little bit about your professional journey in the work that you do. So i grew up in the southwest and my mother was born and raised in gallup new mexico and so we would visit my grandmother gallup and my grandmother who is immigrants from germany loved indians and she loved going out on the reservation and at ruins and we would go to all the different south western monuments like kenya shea grand canyon and all of the different national park service sites that were around gala and so i was doomed from an early age to go into archaeology I wound up in pennsylvania. My dad was an engineer and we visited all the colonial sites and battlefields out in the east coast. And so. When i went into college i went and got a bachelors in anthropology with specialty in archaeology and then i went ahead and got a masters and a phd was at university of arizona. And i wound up in the pacific northwest and i i worked in a field called cultural resources management and that's in the private sector in awhile. I had my own company and we would Study problems that had to do with developing areas for either roads or subdivisions to make sure that there weren't any archaeological sites gary historic sites or indian sites or union burial grounds that would be a problem for the development and so i did a lot of that now in the park service i am. I work at the regional office. I do some of my work at fort vancouver. But i also work on historic sites In archaeological sites and other sorts of cultural resources throughout the west including a wii and the island territories. So one day. I might be looking at a chinese railroad workers camp in the high sierras and the next day. I might be looking at a ritual. Corey out inside pan. So it's It's really quite a diverse job. And i really love. It also mentioned that. I work with many different cultural resources professionals. He all like curator's like megan Intesa archaeologists obviously but also people that look at historic structures user called historical architects and they specialize in how preserve old buildings. I also work with cultural landscape architects. People that are very interested in preserving old landscapes historic trees plantings around historic buildings. That sort of thing. So i also worked with historians and archivists Instilled there's a whole range of fields just dedicated to preserving these really important parts of our our past that's important it's so vital. Our past is not really it connects to our present and it helps us make decisions in the future and hopefully learn about who we want to be in the future from the past and we know that several folks got to Leave but we also want to leave some time for questions. Let's quickly go to alex. Alex tell us about your job at the ford in about your journey to tune to what you do we'll Outer of zulia vendor a forbade I grew up in california and my parents. At the time i was about four years old and they just always love instruction building and that ends started studying in stark reservation. I gotta scream cream of his his his arranged and then back to school after that associates long no way around study construction management ended up your and just love the preserving a fabric bill acids. So that's what i do here. It's a healthy old buildings as bartlett slowly manager. My world is different than you're wearing goya's operations maintenance so under sloss for for the day-to-day operations all buildings and facilities grounds of art of some in also says the word nigger art so making sure that our bergen are the wild earth. You're doing such a fabulous job. Let me just say to to be open to the community to be learning to be partnering with the community. It's off it's always a journey right. Just like operations and maintenance. Oem an orientation mobility. Were still always learning new ways to to do that to do that. Work and it is operations and maintenance is really really important. I want to encourage everyone who hasn't had a chance to visit fort. Vancouver when this pandemic it's passed us when we are all vaccinated or more closely vaccinated for you to make the trip actually. Go see the grounds that alex's describing in that everyone is describing we're gonna take about ten minutes now and open it up to your questions. There was a question specifically for bob about some of the items that he may have have made so. I'm going to scan quickly. But if i've missed a question leeann please feel free to read it out loud to the panelists bob. I texted enhancer back that i am not skilled enough yet to actually make something useful. Actually my best. I've only really spent about ten hours before. Ge's total so i did make a very crude nail but I wouldn't trust. It's actually much of anything together. I need a little more. It's actually a lot more time. In the by shops make something useful. It would be interesting to like make a hand trowel for excavation or something like that in the bucks shop but i think i'm going to have to work up to that all right. Thank you bob. There's a question about hunting and fishing in the winter and the preservation of rations for year. Round your round preservation. Is there anyone that would like to comment on on sustenance on hunting and fishing and practices that you're aware of the question thinking of i just keyed in response to that Because they as it's the right one that they were asking people were just wait it out and what. It indicated was the hudson's bay company provided rations all year round and. That's why it was so important. And why they focus so much on foods that would preserve through the winter when dried beans and dried corn. Things like that and dried system So so they. Labor is provided with rations all winter long but then hugging the climate is fairly. You know wouldn say balmy but Pleasanton the pacific northwest and hunting and fishing critic continued all winter long. Also so so. There was a wasn't really a waiting it out. There was food available. Amy one of the questions that came on very early on was when we took our walking tour around the fort and saw the buildings. One of the questions is why arthur very many buildings in the middle. They seem to be on the on the outer edges. I can take that off. This is doug at the height of the fort actually had two courtyards in the middle in that was used for outdoor activities and then the main buildings were gathered around those courtyards and so In front of the first store for example they would use that outdoor area to bring out the first to beat them like little rug to get all the dust off into make sure that they were aired out and so they would be used utilizing that courtyard space for a variety of activities question There was a question about more of the gardening practices if some additional comments can be made about the usefulness of those gardening practices today. Elaine I suppose they must be referring to the sustainability practices. Think okay Yeah they're they're. It's as they relocated when you're talking about the garden It's very important actually to if you are going to be using the land to try to use it in a way. That is sustainable. We have plenty of evidence that shows that the methods that we've been using chemicals and and Things like that are not good for the planet so if everybody could make an effort of their to do things not just gardening but many things in the sustainable fashion that will help to protect the planet. Everyone really nice. In that vein. Aaron hedda questioned about wanted people to with their waste garbage. It went into the garden after the had gone to a certain amount of processing and plus. Actually doug might be better for this. This is his specialty. But people didn't generate nears which garbage as we do now so over to you so You know all archaeologists aren't really experts in waste because that's what is left behind after people leave so The refuse piles of the hudson's bay can eat inside. The fort was right behind the buildings and just dumped it out of doors and windows. sewage They had a thing called a privy and that was an outdoor out. House out house Which was rain from the buildings he would have been right on the edges of palisade. And that's where people would have Conduct the bathroom and it was just basically a hole dug in the ground And they had a special type of ceramic containers inside the houses. It kind of looks like a soup tureen. But you would never wanna have soup out of it. It's called a chamber pot in that chamber. Pot would've been used for people. They was late at night and they had to get up into the bathroom. They would go in the chamber pot and then someone in the morning would come and dump that stuff in the privy part of life. This is amy of life and it's part of recycling too. So thank you for answering that question. There's been a couple of questions about this. This life of blacksmith. I think the blacksmith role is kind of fascinating for a lot of people who attended today The one question was what two blacksmith skit breaks. Did they did they ever earn some time. And maybe if someone could describe kind of what the day in. The life of a blacksmith was and i know in one of your videos. That talks about that. Being a blacksmith wasn't attractive job because of the benefits and the foods that people would have access to as part of their payment. I can try and take this loan. So i kind of talked about this event. Also during the breakout session. Compared to today i think a lot of people would think. Being a blacksmith is a hard way of life right he would be was very physically demanding. You're hammering on ir. You're standing next to a hot forge all day The evidence is the blacks messier for vancouver. Probably doing about twelve hours of work a day. They did get breaks. All the employees got a breaks. Actually a tea breaks as well as a lunch. A formal lunch break. We really don't know about time off other than during the holiday season. Spend christmas and new year's almost everybody at for vancouver got almost streak off and a really through elaborate parties and had dances and took us rate work and the company would have directed what the blackness were making You know there was a need for access for trade than they would set up the blackness and tell them hey we need access. They may might be making accidents for a street week as they're building up towards the brigade season we need more of you know beaver traps so suddenly the that's what they're having to make. Probably for weeks on end is just fever traps and again it just depended on what the was. Oh we're going to construct a new building. We need door hardware right. So they're going to be making strap inches and pimples or nails. Sometimes they would have to make nails other. The evidence is a lot of nails were actually shipped in remanufactured from england. So you know if. I'm sure it was repetitive. Work because again. It's like the company needs accidents heads. So you'd for a week or two. You might just be making dozens. Max so it might get kind of tedious because you're getting the same thing over and over and over again but again let's during the winter it was colder then it is now named. We have mobile changed. What's interesting is the columbia river used to freeze over almost every winter. You could literally walk across the ice and it's almost a mile wide year for vancouver so it definitely was cold in the winter and it rained all the time or snow of being inside next to a hot forge was probably a pretty nice perk of the job winter but as i mentioned during the breakout session a fits july and august and it's in the eighties or nineties. You know it's it's gonna be a hot job because you're standing next to very hot for so it kind of depended on the season as to how nice it was in the blast shop. So there are a lot of pluses and minuses to being blacksmith. Just like almost any job. You could think so much for this wonderful panel discussion of your jobs and your roles at this point in time i know there are dozens and dozens more questions. We will try to answer some of those questions off line and via email for you. We also want to direct you back to the fort vancouver website if becky could post the fort vancouver website the mobility matters website also has some of those sound clips and directions for sowing your seeds if you got seeds from us other Videos will be posted there for you to watch again. That's another important thing. That i want to mention before we go over to our sponsors. It is really important to us to hear from you about what you thought of this event because we're learning to at the university about how to host more accessible events how to be more inclusive of our community so we would love to hear your feedback on this event using a survey and becky is going to post that survey in the chat hot you will also receive an email. Please take a minute or two in complete that survey because they're really helps us learn about how to make the world a little more inclusive will share those results of the survey with our partners at fort vancouver to they're very interested in in supporting accessibility and inclusion in this last portion of the event we're going to hear from some of our sponsors liked to turn it over i two tracy said she's here with us As one of our lead sponsors who donated so much occur staff time and resources to supporting us Tracy you also shared some resources about employment that we posted on our website employment with the national park system that we wanted to make sure that everyone from across the country from the uk or where these employment opportunities. Tracy thank you amy. I'll be brief. I just want to know on behalf of the national park service in portland fever national historic site. Are we feel privileged to be part of this. Today he was really a wonderful experience. the the staff here We got to meet some of them here. This virtual online offering. But i hope that you all can make it to the national park in visit us in if not at four in coober another national park in the national park system. It's so important. I like to say that Who we are as people as americans. It's reflected in our national parks. National parks are the excuse me parks when you go to like the grand canyon go. Ooh that's really big there Or you sumati yellowstone the everglades whether alligators And of course. The minding like no rushmore. Women's rights there so many places to go and I think there's something for everyone in a national park so please take that offer you last year any to now it's been really tough because of the pandemic but this will pass and we will be able to gather together and i just want. You should know that fourteen cougars doors are always open and welcoming year to comments in time with us and this is the beginning i've shared with amy scott began. We're here we're committed We walked to do the best job. He can serving all our visitors. And so this is just a tremendous in thank you. We've tried to partner at a couple of other things And we're gonna keep doing that. And i hope that we'll be able to interact with in the future. So thank you very much and we really really appreciate this. I see that tina is here. Tracy traveling we are. We are those are. That's music to my ears that we will that we will continue to partner with you. Thank you so very much. For sharing the beautiful part of of america that we can be proud of which is a multicultural multi-cultural and rich and diverse history that we share Tina ankle is our associate dean at the college of education. And also someone who's very passionate about inclusion as a rehabilitation history and expertise in counseling. And she's here to welcome you and say a few words about our college of education at portland state university agu all for having me On behalf of the college of education. I just wanna thank He parker and all of the faculty and staff and the department of special education at psu note so much time and energy and effort goes into this wonderful conference and i have been fortunate enough to attended person. I think the first year when it was held in the college and Sent some of my alumnis from the rehabilitation counseling program to participate. So i just want to thank you and for the work that you're doing. That's so important for community access and inclusion for all all people just to have that universal ability to participate in mobility is of central tibet. And i'm very passionate about access to of work workforce and i studied career development. And without that i mean we see transportation across the world really is one of the number. One barrier is to be able to participate in the in the workforce. So the work that you all are doing is critical to that. I appreciate your vision and your commitment to this. And i'm so honored that the college of education is able to do this work with you in a very small way to through partnership thank you. Let's go now to our partners at another portland state university before we go to our partners at american printing house for the blindly and my partner in crime in hosting this event today Would molly please come online. And share a few words about the work of the digital cities testbed senator who supported are interpreting. The ports today very committed to inclusion as well. And you so much a b. Load everybody and congratulations to dr. amy. Parker mr steve. Lowery curator megan mr-leinen guerrillas. Sorry if i'm pronouncing your last name. All the interpreters captures in teachers and everyone who helped make this possible today especially the students. It was so exciting to see people from all over the country here. I've worked with one of the sponsors of this event called the digital city testbed center on and that is a program at portland state university. One of the things we do is to look at. How new technology can help people with disabilities get around cities safely and easily stuff like an app on your phone that shows or tells you to get somewhere or different kinds of signs that tell you where you are. We were pa- community members in portland oregon as well as teachers at portland. State university feeding. Dr amy perk. I'm sure some of your familiar with the phrase. Nothing about us without us. This means that people with disabilities should always be involved in developing the tools. That are supposed to help them. In a c. t. c. We believe that working with the community is super important. So thank you for your participation. today we're so happy to support this event. I thought the tour was off. Some and i hope that other national parks will work on developing tourist. Like this one is the thank you molly. We could not have done this event. Holly doctor holly lawson whose on screen with me. Who helped co coordinate. This event with me at who helped lead the three d. printing team that sent out all three d. printed models We could not have done this without you. The end and without the american printing house for the blind to help purchase the supplies from the gift shop that went out to everyone who helped with the captioning for today. Who helped host with this wonderful room and who also helped semi a message and be more inclusive so that we can truly have a representation from united states. I mean that's really wicked. Cool right so talk to us about your work in sure. One of the things that i just wanted to say is the american. Printing house for the blind has been around a very long time and so those students out there. If that sounds familiar it might have been written on. Some of your books could be written on some of the materials. You're using some of the electric devices you might use. So that's probably why it sounds familiar. But you don't usually hear from us. So i wanted to let you know. That's why it sounds a little bit familiar. We've been hosting actually learning activities for students three days a week now in the east coast time from three to four. You get to do the on figuring out what time that is in your time zone. And you're welcome to join us live or you can feel free to catch the recordings on our youtube channel. These are built for people who don't see or don't see it all so lots of description. Lots of words but it is always captioned for those that need that's worked. That's just a little taste of some of the things we have for. Students ought to the equipment and books for you as well. And then. if you're an educator out there realize we have professional development available to you to we have professional development. That's live where you can actually get in there and ask questions and then we also have a synchronous instruction on a learning management system so you can continue to learn this partnership was wonderful. It allowed us to reach many people in different walks of life. And i truly am looking forward to the opportunity to maybe tour different fort or historical landmark again and make it a truly accessible experience. So thank you for inviting me and our wonderful team at a p h. Along amy absolutely so pleased to complete your surveys. We also thanked the washington state. School for the blind. Mr lowery mr bowler in all of the students who participated today in shared your expertise. They were co creators with us at wsb chose not to say some final words of but we do think scott mccollum and we think sean the cormick from washington state school for the blind for their leadership in the support of their staff and students for participating today. Please do complete the survey. We are ahead of schedule. We are finishing our time ahead of schedule. Also thanks to our portland state. University students who engaged in three d. printing project sometimes trying to print Twelve floor plans day. They were doing that. Dr holly lawson sent out reprinted machines to use so that our students could create that do visit our website. You have access to those files at access to many other cool things. There are eight years later. Everybody thanks for your time. I want to say thank you to our interpreters and those that provided are closed captioning. It truly makes it an an environment where everyone is included. Qadir bank you. Wsb student is. This is the end of this section and Your possibility your teacher has asked for you to join a different link at two m just for you. You have wonderful words in the chat. You rocked it so great if you are listening for something called an a. c. r. e. p. code if you know what it is off good catch jeff. Healey pie by henry thank you. Hi how they keep coming back over on a friday afternoon rica. first of all. I just want to say regarding the event. Congratulations henry keely. I have heard already from so many people how how pleased they were how much they enjoyed the event in a major leadership. So thank you very much for being for stepping out and for trying something new for helping the event will so we've got Charles that's coming in you. Go and turn your microphone long becky. I think we could probably just stay in the same room you'd like to. Should we wait a few more minutes for others to come in to see if they will just still still early. You know maybe a couple of minutes. We could maybe accurate two more minutes. And then it's also henry and charles. We appreciate you all coming on time through. I respect your time to get you started. Yeah and then that thing If you wanted to put some vicinity breakout room we could go ahead and start so hickey. Leeann henry and charles could go ahead and start on time if you wanted to. Okay yeah that way here. You're getting your commitment over with we. Respect time so Becky did you want me to stay in the main room and for you to go in the break number or do you want a direct to the breakout room with qiwei at returns either way. Let me never assigned a break- room singing a questions ready to. I have the questions ready. I'm ready to go. Well maybe i'll put you in there and then we'll join or you'll stay in this main ornamental. No one else comes them. You'll come out over oral close a breakout room and then walked back. Okay we'll while the recording. We just don't want to mess up with a record okay. I'm just not sure if we can all leave. The main room comes comes tori tori. Hi florida that tory. Yeah amy what do you think should we all. Just start in this room at this point or we could split into two and two and headed start. We'll go ahead and start in this room. Sounds good whoop. Everybody's everybody's ready just to roll on you should i. Should i go ahead and start than key. Want me to kick it off or do to stir What we have this intro to read through. I could do that kick off the questions all right buddy. My name's becky i'ma psu students. And i hoped to organize model matters. I wanna i thank you all for participating. I think it went really well. And i was really impressed with your student. Leadership So thank you for agreeing to participate in today's focus group discussion as you know your parent or guardian received reviewed the consent form for this project. And you also received the assent form and you both agree that it's fine. Free to join the discussion. The purpose of this study is to explore what promote student access. Engagement self-determination in enjoyment during the virtual field trip. We just have six questions for the group and we think that our conversation will last thirty to forty five minutes. So it's your choice to answer or not answer any questions if we start the purpose group and you change your mind about participating. You're welcome to stop. We're going to record the meetings so we can write down. The ideas from the discussion and the recording will not be shared outside of the research team. So that's mean any. This study focuses on your learning experiences at the virtual field trip is considered to be low risk study because the topic of the research is not sensitive or controversial. In right we'll do our best to protect your confidentiality by not using your names in our work in keeping information from our focus group on a us protected server a if you have any questions before or after the focus group. You're welcome to ask them any questions at this time before. We s Speaking right now tori. So why did you guys decide to set this focus. Group of this is amy. I love that question. The whole thing that we're studying here with this This focus group is really your perspectives as leaders. So we wanted. We want to understand from your perspective as students. What you learned about yourself and what you think was effective about the experience. Okay okay sounds good. Okay any other questions okay. We'll we'll go ahead and start recording so that we don't miss anything that you say and thank you reported. Okay so the first question for you guys is describe your role at the virtual field trip afford vancouver tori go ahead. Torie enroll in the fort. Vancouver virtual Threat was a tour guide of the blacksmith shop. Loan to a god bathhouse charles. Charles go ahead. I was a tour guide for the first store. The tune account for the garden for the historic garden akili. You know what's so amazing is all four stations are represented by the force for student leaders. Who are here. I am so excited. Thank you very much already. Entered the first question and the second question goes along with that and it just slipped away from my screen becky. Do you have the second question. The second question is what did you learn about fort. Vancouver by helping to boost this event tori tori between i learned from this is that it's okay to be nervous neon the floor. The blacksmith shop is instead of what so nothing taxes on fire. And i was definitely nervous before the event are. Go ahead charles. The scene i learned is that i should will like tori. I should always so confident in myself. And i did feel confident and that a lot of the tool another thing is a. The tools are going to recover. I learned that they were all made by hands. A like at the blackfish shop and that in like a like a week four week and alexis axes. That's once they learned that would add up to twelve word that Wake the tower at the top left of on your way picture of the foregoing who were the who power. I assume that like they shoot a like china's boy on the jersey of announcements that shift for going into now that's been ashdod ki. Ay y different ways saw people use to make their gardens. Sustainable thank you kelly. Yes and i really appreciate that that you were all very brave and stepping out as tory said feeling nervous. That's something that that everyone who was involved. I'm sure even your teachers felt a little nervous about helping hosts such a big online event. So that's really normal and It is something that you can be very proud of that. She a resisted the third question. You're already rocking through. The questions is what did you learn about yourself or others on the team. Through this process of helping hosts the event tori tori. I learned to be confident is usually what i say. Sometimes give a little nervous. That's a great thing to learn. As i'd be like kind of weird subtypes defense not at all. I think very humid because there. Thank you tori other. charles charles. I learned to be patient. During the event blurting states out excited to be stick. Bright giving yourself more time to pause before responding. Yes yeah that's how it is with me too great others. What did you learn about yourself or others. Through the process of helping host the event which is a atlantic awful. Okay keeley you want to answer anything about that question or different for all different finery I learned about myself that That i can. I can do a lot of stuff. A great great yes. It does take practice to to try new things out at take on new roles league. You were saying something about that. We're all doing tanga processing. You sure this this learning about others to keely that people are all different in that they have different strengths. Swan nice okay. Where it onto the fourth question. Then in your opinion what were the most successful parts of the event and why charles sure most successful event in my opinion was probably when i spoke late carts like i did that pretty well and i felt like i had crisis it a lot and i felt like the practice had paid off healthy so i felt pretty good towards a great feeling. Go ahead torie well for me. It was that i was confident and they did pretty well speaking or i think he did too. I think a lot of people said that about about all of the student leaders that they were impressed with Your confidence in speaking yet. I is like okay. And i think this question too is also about any other parts of the event that you felt were successful. Not just your role. Although your role is very important but What other parts of the event that you thought were successful Can you give them a couple of reminders of some examples of saints. Oh sure mr lowery. Yeah so we. During the event you heard an introduction from tracy's superintendent that the word inch talked about with for was and then megan and i to tour with the tactile out that you had a copy of You also had other things in your learning kits like those artifacts and the three d. printed floor plans of writer i think citing materials easily. What's successful government turned. We were just husks too late space to finish your thought. Okay oh i in my opinion is that on what i saw here when i was practicing it to all the naturally doing it because like for me i feel like it's easier just by myself instead of implantable whole crowd my so i think what will will worry. I agree with that too. Are each founding. Want while to learn a little bit about insurance of buildings it makes you want it to or the support now. Doesn't it when we go in there. Better weather and check all the stuff out. Pretty young before for Skills camp It was tori. Who said that an incident fact. Is i for before birth and moved to To go to school advocates will put a blind eye flirted only important be amazing like we may have lost any. Yeah so i'll jump in. So were there any other things like that. Mr lowery brought up the materials or the different arts of the parts of this slower. You like the different stations. Yeah any of the materials that you received addicts tale increase. Something really quick sure is through speaking by the way to go out in the you know slide show for the two-round before it was kind of loud three right while noises. I saw someone else comments in the chat that that was very loud. I put in the chat. That i write voices i understand may have really good hearing gonna make it clear to understand helping to lead out. Yeah drilled got lost about loss. I wasn't following along with pre fast. It did were you saying something. Heavily count stood. How maquette lenovo clear when the what about those three d. printed floor plans without thought those critical calm right. Okay let's move onto number five two more questions so this one is in your opinion. What parts of the event weren't as successful or could have been improved her to trying to sing o charles who had an opinion kind of went a little long so maybe we could have shortened it and not did the sponsors that have been idea like Like once we lakewood osterloh the question after the panel of The rangers Goodies have been like well. Thank you everybody for joining us. Data circle for hoover. Brian to stop there. We agreed definitely agree. Yeah you thought it was a little long to tori. Select break in the middle. Yeah for me was almost fall asleep. I got a headache near the end. I had to get up for seconds to dislodge around waco ideas about what could have been improved tores tori while sounds great but maybe the person who's the slides lake turn down the volume a little bit and i thought there could have been like a little more towns like my personal like my personal thing and i was like i will allow the fire Most was one. Oh i thought about other thing baby when you during the walking tour. Maybe she'll be inside of the building as you show the exterior Syria i agree. I agree with that. Did you have any thoughts about what could have been improving the interior too. The building not just the outside idea right. Well we have one more question okay. Good number six. How might you use what you learned during this experience in the picture story. Go ahead tory when Be more confident to an ideal more hosting If we ever do like cysts again. I can always take lights. I learned during this and apply them to to this again to like The local of redo the mobility matters again. I could do something like that. Like a playa to save same learned. Yeah he missed. A larry question. Do we do this every year. Or is this just a new thing started re up until last year. We've always taken our pacific history class on a visit field trip to the ford and we did go last year in the fall of schools dismissed kobe. But this is the first year that we've tried anything. Virtual like this in really it. Was you know through the leadership of psu. In collaboration with a lot of folks that we were able to pull together this like big and comprehensive of a of a virtual tour so yes it's brand new for me all of us this year right anyone else have anything else. You wanted to add to that last question. How might be used what you learned during this experience in the super off this amy i got cut off from the internet. Can you hear me. Okay yes yes. Federal pori speaking. Hey tori So i had a question maybe has a follow up about careers or opportunities for jobs or volunteering or what she might use in the future. Could you talk a little bit about anything that comes to mind. In that regard issue learn anything about our kiala. Cheesy or yeah. I wanna be tennessee so set kinda ties endless archaeology on some kind of scientists. Not a archaeologists. Oh and even know Covert going on and everything i saw of. I thought the virtual tour for coverage still weren't really well even know coke charles charles. I wanna be zoologist. When i grow up and i could I could always work for the national park service as woah gist. I want to be a chemist Involved you know randall. We're talking about that. Well i think. Chemistry is involved in archaeology. Tories i do. I think that maybe is. They uncover those fragments of artifacts of historical pieces. That they probably have to use a special procedures there. There may be some other connections with chemistry and zoology charles. That's that is a real interest. The national park does. Many national parks have extensive wildlife living on them land bison of goats That is not out of the question of. Hey is there anything that you learned about jobs that you can think of that. That comes to your mind park service. The park service curled and tracy fortman actually started by volunteering during the summer. May try that sometime and see what it's like to help with. When the year is that they do with the fragments seat. Then i like him sees actually like for it. Put a link that chat for you. It's a little youtube video about how carbon dating works. Which is a direct tie where you would use chemistry archaeological setting. I tapped lincoln. I'm gonna watch the video after this girl you know so i. This is a be speaking. I know that you were saying that. The the ending part was maybe a little drying with the ranger speaking. But i know that that was the part that they wanted to share about their so. If we could make up a little more interesting in the or that we could take your point as leaders about having a little bit of a break so that people can rest their eyes and go to the bathroom and just stretch run talk about careers that might have made it better or easier. Nats for sure definitely definitely taken the of well you very much for your time. Is there anything else you'd like to share with us. Anything that that comes to mind that you'd like to share. Well when benn of these. That i have my tonsils and adenoids removed when i was ten almost eleven in the first grade. Yes this is Lx henry's father so this is for all the student leaders at y'all work hard practice and henry night practiced on the reading and Views pretty nervous. I was nervous a little bit nervous but you all practice and were very successful in two very large group of people. How do you think this experience might make it easier for you. In the future to even present in more information and healthshare learning experiences to other groups even after covid women minutes each other. And that's a really hard one. I'm sorry to say but that is true. When i was really nervous. I practice alike. I practice that in my head by there could be like groups of out not many people other times. That's true that's true vakili to see that it would be a smaller audience. This was with a lot of people today. i think you also made. We heard back from some people who said that their favorite part of the event was you. You all yes was that maybe maybe because use chaired and you were brave and didn't let your fears overcome your ability to participate that other kids may be inspired to take on leadership roles. That's that's i think. That's a huge. I think your your sweats. And you're being nervous really. Being a leader means being responsible being viable needs collaborating with your peers and it also means reflecting back on on how things went during now demonstrating really good leadership skills also i put link to volunteering more about the national park service tap on that you all are now known no leaders with the folks at least at our local national park service office and so i'm so happy with them. They're welcome you. Write your network. I look loves to help out in the national park service sunday because then to help you know with artifacts. Did you know that special process. There's it sounds like we got her question. So we close to wrapping up end before any becky and of us today. The students that are here. I wanted to share with you. Some feedback that mr did i received after the event mr. Helen is our superintendent. Was there. They were mr maccormick. Was there a lot of your fellow. Students were there as participants. So the mr mccollum civically said mr bean i e email and so. I think it's good for us to share that with you. Moved parts of this also. Forgive me if. I got a pause for details. At today's effort from ability matters was truly exceptional said. Each student did an amazing job with their part in couldn't be more proud student. Voice is something that we all are always looking to center in our work in this effort provided authentic opportunity for that and on a national scale. I appreciate that. Our students were meters in this work. Is i hope that you have a wonderful weekend. I know that. I will because of what our students demonstrated today. Smile a lot by the way that it's bad of legal. Think how you inspire your fellow students. Also all right. Well thank you all very very much. We will follow up with mr lowry. And mr be after this event. This is amy speaking. But becky and i are very honored to have this time with us. Thank you for spending your time with us and sharing your insights as student leaders. Thank for my everybody later. Remove recording has stopped across the islands on keiichi. Mb and this is your source for breaking news in the morning news now sunrise. Have breaking news to report out of compton california. Here's a live. Look at a few fire. That is raging right now. This is an an industrial area flames and several structures at least eight houses. I'm sorry eight buses. No injuries reported so far. It's not clear exactly what caused it. We'll keep you posted. I in a panel decides today on whether to recommend the johnson and johnson vaccine. We're going to tell you who would benefit the most from the one dose shots approval department of homeland wants to buy this large property and beach now once input on what to do with it. Casey llamas live with more on that proposal and a man is shot while walking dogs belonging to lady gaga. Now there's a massive reward for the return of the superstars. Beloved pets witnesses share. What happened in the attack and what they saw. Meanwhile wendy yesterday to be windy day but a little less. Yeah you're right. The winds are expected to ease up someone tonight but just a little bit. Still going to be brisk and breezy and pick up again. On saturday night. There will be some passing showers but another disturbance moving towards maui and the big island could trigger some thunderstorms there tomorrow and the east swells generated by those strong winds continues so the high surf advisory continues are going to be a little bit of something something with regard to sell schwarzer. So that wind advisory extended until tonight for parts of maui county parts of the big island those areas shaded in yellow could get gusts upwards of forty five miles an hour that could lead to down trees. Maybe even some spotty thunderstorms we'll have a closer look at it. Seventy forecasts coming up in a few minutes. Now let's see what's going on out in the roads lacey and just one problem to tell you about. We've got us power outage over in the white nine unequally areas in west who just under forty customers are impacted so far. I've been checking in on. Some of the traffic lights are working. But if for some reason it goes out treated as an elway stop traffic flow as you had tombaugh that's whooping nicely right here through nanakuli and all the way onto the h one freeway also. We now have the zipper open at the managers drive. Overpass enlight killing so smooth. Drive this morning as you're heading in from the west and taking a look at the map no other hotspots to tell you about that. Then things that courses at thanks a lot guys. It's bubble one right now the. Us could have its third cova vaccine very soon and fda panel will vote on whether to recommend johnson and johnson's one shot vaccine today. If the committee votes in favor of the vaccine will likely get full approval the single vaccine is sixty six percent effective against the virus. While that is lower than pfizer. And madonna here. A couple of things to consider. Johnson and johnson's vaccine is a hundred percent effective against hospitalizations and deaths experts. Say that is what is really important here. It has also been tested against some of the variant strains if given emergency authorization today health officials. Tell us that. The one shot vaccine could be in hawaii as soon as next week. It is well suited for homebound people. Those in rural areas inmates the homeless and high school and college students a new shot. That's effective i would take. Most of my friends do agree that we should be getting the vaccine as soon as possible. A third major vaccine also means that the state in hospitals can open up more clinics experts. Say that by. May the state could be giving out a hundred thousand shots every week. Having today's state lawmakers will hold an informational briefing on what he's vaccine plan. There will be updates from the state department of health on vaccine distribution availability for those seventy and older and more details on as one c of the state's plan. That briefing is going to be streamed live at one pm. You can find it on the hawaii. Senate youtube page. January was another dismal tourism month dampened by quarantine. And it wasn't just here. Howard is here to explain powered morning guys. Even as hawaii sought to safely ease quarantine rules west coast. Jurisdictions went the other way seattle and portland recommended ten days self quarantine for residents returning from trips san francisco and los angeles required visitors down eighty percent from last year. Coli down more than ninety six percent the naval facilities engineering command at pearl awards. A california based construction venture forty two million dollars in business to build a better missile base on guam same location better infrastructure and mississippi based vertex. Wins twenty five million on work on airborne threats simulator. Some of that work to be done on kauai. The biden plan for a fifteen dollar. Minimum wage could founder in the senate. The neutral parliamentarian says senate rules do not allow putting in cova dade. The house expects a vote on colvin stimulus today. And i'm reading that the house vote will still include the minimum wage which means the bill cannot possibly pass the senate the way it's being written on wall street this morning. The dow is down more than two hundred points guys. Thanks department of homeland is seeking beneficiary input on what to do with an eighty acre piece of land at a beach. Rtc line is live this morning with more on this. Hey casey hey. Good morning guys. This is the old pacific nami warning center here in ever that eighty acre parcel of land that you're talking about acquiring it would use up a ten million dollars of a sixteen point nine million dollar credit that the hawaiian homelands trust has with the federal government. First morning though we're taking a closer look at the weightless for housing through the dhl beneficiary study was released last month showing just how long people are waiting in. Why we'll dig into why in just a moment but first here are some of the numbers. Twenty one percent of beneficiaries has spent more than thirty years on a list. Nineteen percent twenty one to thirty years and eleven percent of waiting sixteen to twenty years. That means more than half have been waiting for more than fifteen years. Most of the people on the list are fifty five and older. They make up more than sixty nine percent. Forty nine percent. Turn down an award more than once. Twenty-seven percent turned down an award. Once and twenty four percent have never turned down an award from. Dhl there on the wait list. That does not mean that they were never offered housing. In fact at least forty nine percent say they've turned down an offer more than ones but d. h. l. officials say that number could be higher because survey respondents might have been confused about understanding when they've been offered an award here are some of the reasons they said for declining offers. Keep in mind that more than one choice was allowed. And that's why the total above one hundred percent fifty one percent didn't like the location thirty five percent say they were simply not ready. Twenty five percent. Say they didn't have enough money for the down. Payment twenty two percent were worried they would need to find a new job. Fifteen percent said their income was too low to qualify for the mortgage for that property. Eleven percent said the housing prices were too high. Nine percent said they would have to relocate and finding a job eight percent said they didn't like the unit that was offered a dha h. l. Spokesperson said that one of the challenges they face rewarding locations is that they can only build where they have. The land plus a lot of people are unwilling to move. Say if you live in oh hey moving to nanakuli might be a problem because you have roots on the windward side. He also points out. The beneficiaries would not have to move islands. They can get on the wait list and wait for the island of their choice. So we're going to have a discussion. I know that was a lot of numbers to throw you. We'll be speaking with the chair. The deputy chair from the about this piece of land and a lot of other really important topics stick with us throughout the morning. Johnson right. All right thanks casey. Fresh produce protein in milk. That's all going to be given out to about five hundred families in kabul today the salvation army is holding a food distribution event at the kroc center that is from ten. Am through eleven. Thirty am lady gaga. A half a million dollar reward to get her dogs back this morning. We have new footage of the moment. Those dogs were stolen and the men. Walking the dogs were shot. Two suspects were involved. You're going to see how this went down coming up. I though native hawaiians wanting more say in the management of monica there are two bills in the state legislature. That would give it to them. We look for that next guy aggressive. Sixty five degrees in hilo. That's one of the coldest spots of all the reporting stations and not as windy there. But make no mistake about it. There are parts of the big island getting rousted by those strong and gusty winds and that will likely continue for the next several days. We'll have more on that coming up.