In the spring of 2016, middle school students from Vancouver's iTech Preparatory, under the direction of social studies teachers John Zingale and David Midkiff, and with help from the national park's archaeologists and curators, created a series of interactive virtual tours of the reconstructed Fort Vancouver. These tours take virtual visitors through many buildings inside the fort walls, as well as into historic landscapes around the fort.
In the spring of 2018, iTech Preparatory social studies teacher John Zingale, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Archaeologist Dr. Bob Cromwell and Curator Tessa Langford, worked together to bring 115 archaeological artifacts from the national park's museum collection to middle school students at iTech. There, students used photogrammetry to convert photos of the artifacts into 2D and 3D models. These artifact scans, along with captions written by the students, became a virtual museum!
Click here to access the Fort Vancouver Virtual Reality (FVvr) museum!
Last updated: August 8, 2019