Jazz Festival, Hurricane Season, Campostella Seaperch Champs, Botanical Camp – Norfolk Perspectives


>>>THIS TIME ON NORFOLK
PERSPECTIVES, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JAZZ, SWEET JAZZ FOR THE
31st YEAR. THE EOC IS PREPARING FOR THE
HURRICANE SEASON, AND YOU HAVE TO TOO.
CAMPOSTELLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KNOWS HOW TO DO WORK UNDER THE
WATER AND YOU’RE GOING TO FIND OUT MORE.
AND NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN HAS AWESOME CLASSES AND CAMPS
THIS SUMMER. JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON NORFOLK
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>>>WELCOME TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES.
I’M BOB BATCHER. I’M HERE WITH VICE MAYOR
BURFOOT. HOW YOU DOING?
>>I’M DOING WELL, BOB, GLAD TO BE BACK WITH YOU.
>>WE’RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR SECOND FAVORITE TOPIC, RIGHT?
>>OKAY.>>JAZZ.
BUT YOUR FIRST FAVORITE TOPIC IS PUBLIC SERVICE.
>>THAT’S TRUE.>>LET’S GET IT OUT THERE,
YOU’RE VICE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER FOR WARD 3 AND YOU’RE
LOOKING TOWARDS SERVING THE WHOLE CITY TOO.
>>YES, YES.>>SO APPRECIATE THAT AND LOOK
OUT, YOU’RE GOING TO BE MOVING ALONG.
BUT IN THE MEANWHILE, YOU’RE GOING TO PULL UP YOUR LAWN CHAIR
AND SIT AND BE EASY ON JULY 19th, 20th, AND 21st AT TOWN
POINT PARK AND YOU’RE DOING WHAT?
>>WE’RE GOING TO BE LISTENING TO SMOOTH JAZZ IN TOWN POINT
PARK AND THAT WEEKEND IS THE 19th THROUGH THE 21st, AND JUST
IN CASE WE HAVE INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS YEAR, WE’RE INSIDE
THE NORFOLK SCOPE.>>YOU PROMISED ME TWO THINGS
OVER THE YEARS YOU’RE COMING ON THE SHOW TO PROMOTE THIS.
ONE IS WE’RE GOING TO SELL OUT AND IF NOT, WE’LL TALK ABOUT
THAT LATER, AND IT’S NEVER GOING TO RAIN.
>>WELL, IT HAS RAINED THE LAST THREE YEARS, AND SO WE WANT TO
MAKE SURE THAT THIS YEAR, WE PUT PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE TO ENSURE
THAT PEOPLE HAVE A GOOD TIME AND HAVE A RAIN SITE JUST IN CASE
THE WEATHER DOESN’T AGREE WITH US, AND SO THAT’S WHY WE HAVE
THE NORFOLK SCOPE. SO THE SHOW WILL GO ON RAIN OR
SHINE THIS YEAR.>>NOW, I ALSO UNDERSTAND
SPECIAL THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE AT THE SCOPE SO THAT IF IT DOES
HAVE TO MOVE, YOU’LL HAVE A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE, IT WON’T BE
LIKE BEING AT A HOCKEY GAME WITH JAZZ PLAYERS.
>>NO, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE IT SET UP, THE VIP JAZZ CLUB AREAS
WHERE YOU CAN GO AND GET THE FOOD AND WHAT HAVE YOU, SO IT’S
GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, BUT I TELL YOU, IT WILL BE LIKE AT
HOME.>>THERE YOU GO.
OKAY, TO SPEAKING OF HOME, YOU LISTEN TO JAZZ AT HOME?
>>I LISTEN TO JAZZ AT HOME. AGAIN, I WAS BROUGHT UP IN A
HOME WHERE MUSIC WAS IMPORTANT, AN IMPORTANT ART FORM AND WE
GREW UP LISTENING TO ALL GENRES OF MUSIC, SO JAZZ WAS ONE THAT
MOM AND DAD WOULD JUST LISTEN TO AND SO AS KIDS, WE LISTENED TO
DIFFERENT FORMS OF MUSIC AND LIKE I SAID, THE DIFFERENT ARTS
OF JAZZ, SO I HAVE A RESPECT FOR MUSIC AS A WHOLE, BUT I TRULY
LOVE JAZZ.>>IN PRETAPE, YOU MENTIONED
ABOUT WHAT YOUR DAD LISTENED TO JAZZ ON THOUGH.
OLD-FASHIONED�–>>YEAH, THE VINYL.
>>THERE YOU GO. THEY’RE COMING BACK.
THEY’RE COMING BACK BECAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT JAZZ
WITH THAT LITTLE CRACKLE OF THE VINYL THAT SOUNDS�– I CONSIDER
JAZZ AS A STAY-IN MUSIC. ONCE IT COMES ON, YOU MELLOW AND
LISTEN TO IT.>>WELL, SMOOTH JAZZ HAS DONE
WELL FOR A THE-OFF ARTISTS BECAUSE IT�– FOR A LOT OF THE
ARTISTS BECAUSE IT ALLOWS THEM TO GET OUT AND GO ON TOUR AND I
THINK IT’S GOTTEN MORE POPULAR. IT’S LIKE ANYTHING, LIKE A FINE
WINE. YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE AND
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REALLY EMBRACE OR GET INTO JAZZ, IT’S A
WAY TO BEGIN TO ENJOY IT AND UNDERSTAND IT, AND AS YOU MORE
PROGRESSIVELY INTO THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF JAZZ, YOU LEARN TO
APPRECIATE ALL ASPECTS IT AND ALL THAT IT HAS TO OFFER.
>>I WANT TO REWIND A FEW YEARS BECAUSE WHEN I THINK OF YOU, I
THINK OF PUBLIC SERVICE, I THINK OF BRICK AND MORTAR, MORE BRICKS
THAN MORTAR, AND THE VISION BEHIND BROAD CREEK.
I GOT TO BE HONEST, I DON’T REALLY THINK OF YOU AS A
MUSICIAN, NOT THAT I’VE HEARD YOU SING.
>>WELL, I PLAYED THE TRUMPET AND THE BARITONE.
>>BUT I’M USED TO SEEING SITE PLANS IN YOUR BACK POCKET.
>>BUT YOU GOT TO TAKE A BREAK SOMETIME AND FOR ME, IT WAS
ABOUT CREATING AN EVENT THAT DIDN’T BELONG TO NO ONE GROUP OF
PEOPLE, BUT CREATING AN EVENT THAT CELEBRATED THE ESSENCE OF
OUR CITY AND GIVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO DO, NOT ONLY THE
PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF NORFOLK, BUT FOR THE REGION, AND WE’VE
HAD PEOPLE TO TRAVEL FROM VARIOUS STATES TO COME AND ENJOY
OUR JAZZ FESTIVAL. PEOPLE MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW IN
ADVANCE FOR THEIR SUMMER PLANNING TO COME TO NORFOLK TO
THE NORFOLK JAZZ FESTIVAL, SO IT HAS REALLY ENHANCED OUR QUALITY
OF LIFE AS A CITY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY NOW, WE DO GET
PEOPLE TO COME TO THE CITY AND THEY SPEND MONEY, WHICH AT THE
END OF THE DAY, THE GOAL IS TO GENERATE MORE REVENUE FOR THE
CITY OF NORFOLK.>>SO WHEN YOU WERE KNOCKING ON
KAREN SCHERBERGER’S DOOR AND SAID LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE
OF JAZZ FESTIVAL, IS THAT WHAT YOU HAD IN MIND?
>>AGAIN, I JUST WANTED TO ADD ANOTHER EVENT TO THE CITY THAT
EVERYBODY COULD EMBRACE AND KAREN HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB
IN CULTIVATING THIS JAZZ FESTIVAL AND EXPANDING IT TO
THREE DAYS NOW, HER AND TED AND HER STAFF, THEY HAVE DONE A
TREMENDOUS JOB WITH THE PARK AS A WHOLE AND ALL OF THE
PROGRAMMING DOWN THERE. BUT I WAS JUST SO GLAD THAT
SHE’S AT THE HELM AND SHE WAS AT THE HELM AT THAT TIME TO
RESUSCITATE THE JAZZ FESTIVAL BECAUSE SHE HAD DONE IT FOR SO
LONG AND, AGAIN, WHAT STOPPED IT IN THE PAST WAS IT RAINED EVERY
YEAR AND THE SPONSORS KIND OF PULLED BACK AND THE CITY STEPPED
IN AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET TO IT A POINT WHERE SPONSORS WANT TO
BE A PART OF IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN, KAREN DOES WHAT SHE
ALWAYS DOES, TAKE THINGS TO ANOTHER LEVEL.
AND WE’VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER TO SERVE IN THAT
CAPACITY WITH THE CITY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, HER STAFF TO
GENERATE AND CREATE AN EVENT THAT IS A SIGNATURE EVENT TO THE
CITY NOW AND PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO.
>>NOW, THE LINE-UP IS SO BROAD. I WOULD NOT ASK YOU TO START
NAMING THEM BECAUSE YOU WILL LEAVE THAT ONE OUT THAT THE
VIEWER REALLY WAS HOPING YOU WOULD MENTION, SO THEY CAN GO TO
OUR WEBSITE AND GO TO FESTEVENTS AND THERE’S A WHOLE LINE-UP
THERE, BUT DO YOU HAVE FAVORITE ONE?
>>NO, I DON’T HAVE A FAVORITE ONE.
MOST OF THESE, THEY PLAY IN TRIO, SO WE HAVE CURT WHALUM AND
RICK BRAUN AND NORMAN BROWN WHO PLAY ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND ALSO WE
HAVE A LOCAL GROUP THAT WE HAVE PLAY EACH NIGHT AS WELL AND
KAREN USUALLY PICKS GOOD LOCAL GROUPS TO, TO START OFF THE JAZZ
FESTIVAL FOR THE HEADLINERS. AND ON SATURDAY, WE HAVE
JONATHAN BUTLER, SHELIA E AND ELAN TROTMAN AND THAT’S ON
SATURDAY NIGHT, AND ON SUNDAY, WE HAVE LOCAL FAVORITE JAE
SINNETT AS WELL AS STANLEY JORDAN AND WE HAVE NOW ADDED TO
THE LINE-UP AS WELL, SO WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD LINE-UP AND I
THINK, AGAIN, IT WILL DRAW FROM ALL CROSS-SECTIONS OF THE REGION
AS WELL AS THE AVID JAZZ LOVERS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE LOOKING
FORWARD TO THE JAZZ FESTIVAL.>>I THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE
YOU DOWN THERE A LOT.>>YEAH, I PLAN ON BEING DOWN
THERE EVERY DAY. LIKE I SAID, I SUPPORT IT AND
IT’S JUST A GREAT TIME. IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE ABLE TO
JUST RELAX AND SIT OUT ON THE LAWN CHAIR AND ENJOY SOME GREAT
MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, AND JUST THE FELLOWSHIP WITH A LOT OF GREAT
PEOPLE AND MEET NEW PEOPLE.>>WELL, IN THE PAST YOU MADE A
COMMITMENT THAT YOU WOULD SING FOR TICKET SALES, SO I TELL YOU
WHAT, PICK YOUR FAVORITE SONG AND WE’LL HAVE YOU BACK ON LATER
ON IN THE SUMMER TO WRAP IT UP. HOW DOES THAT SOUND?
>>THAT SOUNDS GOOD. I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO
GET THEIR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND THEY CAN CALL FESTEVENTS AT
441-2345 OR THEY CAN GO TO FESTEVENTS.ORG AND�– FOR TICKET
INFORMATION, BECAUSE AGAIN, ON JULY 18th AT 5:00, THAT STOPS
THE DISCOUNTS AND ADVANCE TICKETS.
>>NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY THOSE.>>THIS IS THE TIME TO BUY THE
TICKETS NOW.>>THANKS A LOT, VICE MAYOR
BURFOOT, FOR MAKING SURE THAT TRADITION STAYS SOLID RIGHT HERE
IN THE CITY OF NORFOLK.>>THANK YOU, BOB.
>>>WHEN WE COME BACK, IT’S NOT GOING TO RAIN ON JULY 19th,
20th, AND 21st, BUT IF IT DOES, WE HAVE AN EOC MANAGER READY FOR
IT. STAY TUNED.
>>>WHEN BIKING IN TRAFFIC, SAFETY IS ABOVE ALL ELSE.
KNOW YOUR ROLE ON THE STREETS. FOLLOW ALL SIGNS AND SIGNALS.
IT’S THE LAW. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND TRAVEL
IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS TRAFFIC.
DON’T RIDE MORE THAN TWO ABREAST.
USE THE PROPER HAND SIGNALS FOR LEFT TURNS, RIGHT TURNS, AND
STOPPING. IT’S UP TO ALL OF US TO SHARE
THE ROAD BECAUSE WE ROLL TOGETHER.
>>>WELCOME BACK TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES.
I KNOW IN MID JULY, I’M GOING TO BE DOWN AT TOWN POINT PARK
LISTENING TO SWEET JAZZ AND I BET YOU JIM REDICK WANTS TO DO
THE SAME THING, DIRECTOR OF EOC. HOW ARE YOU DOING?
>>DOING WELL.>>YOU GOT YOUR KIT, YOU’RE ALL
PREPARED, YOU CAN GO TO THE JAZZ FESTIVAL.
>>ABSOLUTELY. I’LL HAVE A KIT AND A COOLER.
>>WAIT A MINUTE, THE COOLER IS NOT PART OF THE KIT?
>>IT CAN BE, DEPENDING ON WHAT BEVERAGES YOU STICK IN IT.
>>OR WHAT YOU’RE PLANNING FOR.>>SURE.
>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT. I REMEMBER GROWING UP AS A KID
OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON, WE HAD TO GO OUT IN THE HALL, TUCK OUR
HEADS BETWEEN OUR KNEES�–>>TUCK AND COVER, RIGHT.
>>THAT WAS TO PREVENT NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, SO IS BEING PREPARED,
BEING PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING?>>I’M GLAD YOU SAID THAT.
WHILE HURRICANE SEASON STARTS JULY 1st, THIS YEAR WE’VE SEEN
HURRICANE SANDY, ACTIVE SHOOTERS, BOSTON BOMBINGS AND
TORNADOES IN OKLAHOMA. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DISASTER PLAN
FOR EVERYTHING, YOU TAKE THE SAME STEPS PRETTY MUCH.
>>AND THE FIRST THING IS HAVING A PLAN.
>>EXACTLY.>>WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR PLAN?
>>WELL, YOU SHOULD HAVE A PLAN AS FAR AS WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE
GOING TO EVACUATE. IF YOU HAVE RELATIVES OR FRIENDS
OUT OF THE AREA THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT BECAUSE
SOMETIMES IT’S EASIER TO CONTACT THEM OUT OF THE AREA THAN IT IS
LOCALLY, AND LETTING YOUR KIDS KNOW WHAT THAT INFORMATION IS AS
WELL. TALKING WITH YOUR KIDS, TALKING
ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO GO, AND
TALKING WITH THEIR SCHOOLS TO SEE WHAT THEIR PLANS ARE, JUST
KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.
AND ESPN, HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE AD COUNCIL PUT TOGETHER A
GREAT CAMPAIGN CALLED BE A HERO, AND THEY TALK ABOUT THE HERE ROY
ROW ISN’T NECESSARILY THE ONE WITH THE BUZZER BEATER SHOP OR
THE WALK-OFF HOME RUN, IT’S THE ONE THAT CAN STEP UP DURING A
DISASTER BECAUSE THEY TOOK STEPS LEADING UP TO THAT.
>>YOU HAVE THE PLAN AND YOU COMMUNICATE THE PLAN TO THE
FAMILY I. RIGHT.>>HAVE A GATHERING SPOT, THE
WHOLE NINE YARDS.>>YES.
>>OFF THE FIRST, SECOND FLOOR.>>SURE.
>>GOT ALL THAT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE INFAMOUS
KIT.>>OKAY.
>>I’D LOVE TO SAY I’VE GOT ONE.>>OKAY.
>>I DON’T. HOW DO I START?
>>WELL, YOU CAN START WITH THE BASICS.
JUST GET SOME NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS WITH A MANUAL CAN OPENER.
A LOT OF FOLKS FORGET THAT, ELECTRICITY MAY BE OUT SO
WITHOUT THAT, IT’S GOING TO BE MORE DIFFICULT OPENING THE CANS,
BUT MAKING SURE YOU HAVE WATER, A GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER
DAY AND A LOT OF FOLKS STOCK UP ON WATER IN NONTRADITIONAL WAYS.
THEY MAY FILL UP THEIR BATHTUB PRIOR TO AN EVENT AND MAYBE NOT
USE IT FOR DRINKING BUT HYGIENE AND THE LIKES.
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE STEPS TO KEEP COOL BECAUSE WITH THE LOSS OF
POWER, YOU MAY LOSE THAT. SOME FOLKS PUT ICE IN THE DISH
WASHER OR WASHING MACHINE, FILL IT WITH ICE OR FROZEN FOODS A
LOT OF TIMES THAT CAN GET THEM THROUGH THE POWER OUTAGES, THEY
CAN PUT IT BACK IN THE FREEZER.>>I KNOW DURING IT IS ZA BELL,
WE DISCOVERED YOU�– ISABEL, WE DISCOVERED YOU COULD DO CRESCENT
ROLLS ON THE GAS GRILL.>>THERE ARE NONTRADITIONAL
RECIPES ON THE GRILL, ABSOLUTELY.
>>AND I HEARD THAT DON’T TRY TO SAVE THE GROCERY, GO AHEAD AND
CONSUME THEM DURING THE POWER OUTAGES.
>>SOME PEOPLE EAT VERY WELL DURING THE POWER OUTAGES JUST
BECAUSE OF THAT. THEY DON’T WANT TO LOSE THE
FOOD, SO THEY COOK IT ON THE GRILL AND THAT’S AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR THE FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO GET TOGETHER.
YOU MEET A LOT OF NEIGHBORS DURING POWER OUTAGES.
>>I KNOW PEOPLE WILL GO RUNNING OFF TO THE HARDWARE STORE AS
SOON AS IT’S ANNOUNCED THAT ONE’S COMING UP THE COAST AND
THEY FIND NOTHING AT THE HARDWARE STORE.
SO ARE THERE SOME STAPLES THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE FOR GETTING
READY FOR RECOVERY?>>SURE.
WELL, AGAIN, THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE, YOU WANT TO HAVE THE
FOOD AND WATER, CHANGE OF CLOTHES, GAMES OR SOME TYPE OF
RECREATION ITEMS FOR YOUR KIDS.>>DON’T FORGET THE DOG OR CAT.
>>ABSOLUTELY. PETS, PET FOOD AND SPECIAL PAPER
THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE, THINGS ON ZIP DRIVES OR, YOU KNOW, HOWEVER
YOU SAVE YOUR DOCUMENTS, YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES OR YOUR
DIVORCE CERTIFICATES, ALL THAT INSURANCE PAPERWORK, SO MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE ALL THAT BECAUSE THAT CAN BE WASHED AWANT AND
IT’S GOING TO BE A�– AWAY AND IT’S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE
TRYING TO RECOUP YOUR LOSSES. AS FAR AS RECOVERY, WE’RE STILL
SEEING LESSONS LEARNED FROM HURRICANE KATRINA AND UP IN NEW
YORK AND NEW JERSEY FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY.
IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG-TERM PROCESS.
WE PLAN FOR THE CATASTROPHIC STORM AND WE TALK ABOUT FOLKS IN
SHELTERS OR FOLKS WHO EVACUATED AND THEY MAY NOT HAVE HOMES TO
GO BACK TO DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT.
YOU LOOK AT LONG-TERM SHELTERING, LONG-TERM HOUSING,
TALK ABOUT DEBRIS CLEARANCE, FOOD, THE BASIC NECESSITIES TO
GET THROUGH IT, WHICH AGAIN, TO GET FOLKS BACK TO THEIR NEW
NORMAL IS GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME.
>>I’M GOING TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT I. OKAY.
>>IT WAS EASY FOR VICE MAYOR BURFOOT BECAUSE HE HAS A GREAT
EVENT HE’S PLANNING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND HE JUST HAD TO
SELL TICKETS AND IT WAS EASY.>>SURE.
>>I’M GOING TO PLAY THE SIN FLICK THAT’S OUT THERE.
IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.>>OKAY.
>>OKAY?>>WELL, I WOULD ARGUE THAT IT
WILL. IT HAS HAPPENED AND IT WILL
AGAIN. I KNOW THE POPULAR THING TO TALK
ABOUT ARE THE FORECASTS. I KNOW THE FORECASTS CAME OUT,
DR.�GRAY, HIS ANNUAL FORECAST AS WELL AS ACCUWEATHER, THEY
BROUGHT OUT A FORECAST AND QUITE HONESTLY, WE DON’T LOOK AT THEM,
WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THEM, BECAUSE WE KNOW WE’RE DUE, WE
ALWAYS GET STORMS, SO WE PLAN FOR THE NEXT ONE.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM TO MAKE IT A BAD SEASON, BUT WHEN IT
COMES, WE SHOULD BE READY. SUPERSTORM SANDY FOR US AS A
GREAT FULL-SCALE EXERCISE. WE’VE FORECASTED TO GET A LOT
WORSE THAN WE DID, THANKFULLY, BUT IT PUT US IN MOTION TO
REALLY LEAN FORWARD, PUT TOGETHER A LOT OF RESOURCES AND
WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM AND A COMMUNITY AND THAT’S OUR
APPROACH HERE IN NORFOLK, WHERE IT’S TEAM NORFOLK APPROACH,
WHERE IT PUBLIC, PRIVATE, MILITARY, ALL OF US WORKING
TOGETHER. NOT JUST THE SILOS OF THE CITY
DOING ONE THING, THE PRIVATE SECTOR DOING ANOTHER, THE SAFETY
COMMUNITY DOING ANOTHER, BUT WE’RE COMING TOGETHER AND
TRAINING AND EXERCISING TOGETHER AND IT REALLY WORKED IN
HURRICANE SANDY AND THAT’S THE WAY WE’RE MOVING FORWARD.
>>I’M GLAD YOU’RE GETTING US PREPARED SO OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY
WITH YOUR SUPPORT OUT IN THE COMMUNITY�–
>>WE NEED EVERYBODY.>>WHEN IT COMES AND WE GET HIGH
WATER, YOU KNOW WHO I WANT AROUND?
THE KIDS FROM CAMPOSTELLA KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH WATER.
STAY TUNED.>>>I AM FOR THE CHILD WHO’S HAD
SEVEN ADDRESSES IN A SINGLE YEAR BECAUSE SHE’S IN FOSTER CARE.
BECAUSE HER FATHER ABUSED HER AND HER MOTHER?
HER MOTHER COULDN’T BELIEVE HER. SHE IS THE CHILD I AM FOR.
I AM A CASA VOLUNTEER. I AM YOU.
>>>WELCOME BACK TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES.
I KNOW THAT IF IT’S GOING TO BE RAINING AND FLOODING, I WANT
THESE KIDS WITH ME BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW TO OPERATE UNDER THAT
WATER, AND TRACY BECKFORD, FIFTH GRADE TEACHER, HOW YOU DOING?
>>GREAT.>>CAMPOSTELLA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL.>>I’M GRADE.
>>THIS IS COOL STUFF. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS, BUT
IT’S COOL. YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE WHO’S WITH
US ON THE SOFA?>>OKAY, TODAY WE HAVE ONE OF MY
STUDENTS, MAQUAN GRAY.>>HI, MAQUAN.
>>WE HAVE ANIYA JACKSON AND DEVON CARTER.
>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WHAT EXPERIENCES DID YOU GUYS JUST HAVE?
>>WE LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND
MATHEMATICS AND IT WAS PRETTY FUN AND WE LEARNED MORE�– IT
WAS REALLY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY.>>WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD ABOUT
THIS, WHAT DID YOU THINK? DID YOU WANT TO�–
>>AT FIRST, I DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT IT WAS, BUT WHEN I GOT
THE BOOK, IT MADE ME WANT TO DO IT EVEN MORE BECAUSE IT SEEMED
FUN.>>NOW, MS.�BECKFORD, I GOT TO
TELL YOU, WHEN I WAS IN FIFTH GRADE, I WAS�– MY STEM TRAINING
DIDN’T GO ANYWHERE. GET ME TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND
IN MY BOOK, WORLD CHAMPION, SO HOW DID IT START OFF?
>>IT STARTED OFF WITH MY CURRENT PRINCIPAL, SARAH PEOPLES
HARRY AND THE STEM COORDINATOR FOR NORFOLK�–
>>STEM STANDS FOR?>>SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS.>>SO THE THREE R’S ARE GONE?
>>IT’S INTEGRATED IN THERE. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO READ AND
ALL THAT STUFF AS WELL, BUT HE SAW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US, BEING
A STEM SCHOOL, AND HE INVITED OUR INCLUSION CLASS TO TAKE PART
IN IT, MYSELF AND THE SPECIAL ED TEACHER IN THE ROOM AND THE
SCIENCE TEACHER AT CAMPOSTELLA ELEMENTARY WROTE A GRAND WHICH
FUNDED THE�– A GRANT WHICH FUNDED THE PROGRAM AND THE NAVY
ALSO GOT INVOLVED WITH IT AND THE STUDENTS�–
>>THAT MAKES SENSE.>>YES, IT DOES.
THEY’RE WORKING WITH NAVY ENGINEERS IN THE SCIENCE LAB FOR
ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF A WEEK.>>COOL.
>>THAT’S WHAT GOT US STARTED AND WE REALLY WERE JUST STARTING
TO SEE, OKAY, LET’S GET OUR KIDS DESIGNING, ENGINEERING THINGS,
GET IN THEIR MINDS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, AND THEN WE ENTERED A
COMPETITION IN NEWPORT NEWS AND WE WON OVERALL AGAINST MIDDLE
SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
>>NOW, WHAT DID YOU GUYS HAVE TO DO TO WIN?
>>WE HAD TO GET THE MOST POINTS DURING THE TWO COURSES.
>>AND HOW DID YOU GET POINTS? BECAUSE THINKING IS PART OF THE
OBJECT, RIGHT? I MEAN, I’M USED TO PEOPLE
BUILDING A BOAT AND YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SINK, BUT IF THIS
DOESN’T SINK, YOU’RE OUT OF LUCK, RIGHT?
>>YES.>>HOW DID YOU MAKE IT SINK?
>>WE PUT WEIGHTS ON THE MIDDLE AND IT WILL HELP IT GO DOWN.
>>OKAY. AND THEN THERE’S A PROPEL HER
THAT’S FACING THAT WAY?>>YES.
>>DOES THAT MEAN THAT DRIVES IT DOWN?
>>YES.>>DO I GET TEN POINTS?
I FIGURE THAT OUT ALL ON MY OWN. SO YOU HAVE IT FLOATING ON THE
WATER, IT GOES DOWN AND IT GOES DOWN TO GET WHAT?
>>RINGS.>>HOW IS IT GOING TO GET RINGS?
IT DOESN’T HAVE ANY ARMS OR ANYTHING.
>>WE USED A STICK AT THE SIDE AND AS WE DRIVE IT TO WHERE THE
RING IS, THE STICK WILL GET THE RING AND THEN WE BRING IT BACK
UP TO EITHER THE TOP BASKET OR THE OTHER BASKET.
>>OKAY. NOW, I GOT TO ASK YOU GUYS,
BECAUSE I SEE THREE OF YOU SITTING THERE.
WHO’S THE DRIVER AND WHO’S THE BACK SEAT DRIVER?
I GUESS NAVIGATOR WOULD BE A BETTER WAY TO SAY.
>>WELL, ACTUALLY, WE SWITCHED AROUND.
>>THAT’S A GOOD IDEA.>>SO WE TAKE TURNS DRIVING AND
TAKE TURNS WATCHING THE BATTERY AND TELLING EACH OTHER WHERE TO
GO WHEN WE DRIVE THE UNDERWATER ROBOT.
>>OKAY. I GOT TO ASK YOU, THIS GUY OVER
HERE WHO HASN’T SPOKEN A WORD SINCE HE’S BEEN ON THE SOFA, IS
HE THE DRIVER OR THE NAVIGATOR?>>HE IS MAINLY THE DRIVER.
>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, IF HE’S THE NAVIGATOR, YOU GUYS ARE IN
TROUBLE. YOU’RE ALWAYS THIS SHY, HUH?
JUST IGNORE THE CAMERAS AND EVERYTHING.
FORGET WE’RE ON TV. I AM GOING TO PUT YOU ON THE
SPOT. WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT DOING
THIS?>>THE DRIVING.
>>YOU LIKE THE DRIVING, HUH? DID THESE TWO ALLOW YOU TO BE IN
CHARGE? OR DID THEY KEEP TELLING YOU
WHAT TO DO?>>WE TELL HER WHAT TO DO.
>>OKAY, SO YOU GO TO NEWPORT NEWS AND YOU WHIP ALL THE MIDDLE
SCHOOLERS AND HIGH SCHOOLERS AND THEN YOU GO TO WHAT, RICHMOND?
>>NO.>>WHAT?
>>WE WENT TO INDIANAPOLIS.>>YOU WENT TO INDIANAPOLIS?
HOLY MOLY. DID YOU HAVE TO THUMB IT UP
THERE OR TAKE A VAN OR WHAT?>>WE HAD TO TAKE PLANES.
>>WHOA, SO THIS IS BIG-TIME STUFF.
WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF MAKING SURE THIS GOT�– YOU DIDN’T CHECK
THAT IN YOUR BAGGAGE, DID YOU?>>NO, WE ACTUALLY TOOK IT ON AS
CARRY-ON LUGGAGE.>>BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT IT OUT
OF YOUR SIGHT.>>RIGHT.
>>WHAT WAS GOING ON IN INDIANAPOLIS?
>>OH, THE
COMPETITION AND�– AT THE COMPETITION, IT TOOK PLACE
AT A�– WELL, IT HAD AN OLYMPICS POOL.
>>OH, COOL.>>IT WAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
PURDUE WHERE THE NCAA TRAINS FOR SWIMMING AND GREAT DIVERS LIKE
GREG LOUGANIS HAS BEEN IN THAT POOL AND DONE DIVING.
>>NOW YOU CAN SAY THE KIDS FROM CAMPOSTELLA�– YOU WEREN’T IN
THE POOL THOUGH?>>NO, THE ROBOT WAS IN THE
POOL.>>I WAS GOING TO CALL IT GIZMO.
DO YOU GUYS HAVE A NAME FOR IT?>>THAT’S HIGH-C.
>>I’M SO GLAD YOU CAME TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES AND NOT
ONLY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS, BUT GIVE ME A CHANCE TO SAY THANK
YOU TO THE COMMUNITY AT CAMPOSTELLA WHO SUPPORTED YOU
AND FOR A WONDERFUL FACULTY AND STUDENTS WHO REPRESENTED THE
CITY OF NORFOLK ALL THE WAY UP IN INDIANAPOLIS.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?>>WELL, WE DON’T HAVE ANY MORE
COMPETITIONS COMING UP, BUT WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY
NEXT YEAR.>>SUPER.
LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING
DOWN TO THE NEW AQUATIC CENTER THIS SUMMER TOO.
WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BOTANICAL GARDEN AND I’M
GOING GET MY FLOWERS BACK. STAY TUNED.
>>>WELCOME BACK TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES.
I’M JOINED BY TWO PEOPLE WHO KNOW ALL ABOUT FLOWERS AND KIDS,
RIGHT? KELLY WELSH, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT
FLOWERS OR KIDS OR THE GARDEN?>>I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
EVERYTHING, HOW ABOUT THAT?>>THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON AT
NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN EVEN BEFORE THE KIDS SHOW UP, RIGHT?
>>SURE.>>LIKE WHAT?
>>WE HAVE OUR STAFF AND GARDENERS OUT GROOMING AND
TAKING CARE OF THE GARDENS, SO EVEN BEFORE THE GATES OPEN,
THEY’RE OUT THERE DOING THE WORK TO MAKE THE GARDEN LOOK
BEAUTIFUL.>>SO ROSES ARE IN FULL BLOOM?
>>YES.>>NO BUSHES WERE HARMED IN
MAKING OF THIS, RIGHT?>>NO, NO, THEY’RE GORGEOUS AND
SMELL GREAT, SO DEFINITELY TAKE ADVANTAGE WHILE THEY’RE IN
BLOOM.>>AND IT COOL WHEN YOU SNEAK BY
BECAUSE THIS IS A POPULAR TIME TO GET MARRIED OUT IN THE
GARDEN, BY THE ROSE GARDEN.>>SURE.
>>YOU GO OUT THERE ON SATURDAY AT 1:00, YOU MIGHT GET BOTH.
>>YOU MIGHT SEE SOMEBODY GETTING MARRIED.
>>DOESN’T MEAN I GET INVITED TO THE WEDDING, BUT YOU’RE WAITING
FOR THE KIDS TO SHOW UP BECAUSE IT SUMMER CAMP TIME.
>>JUST AROUND THE CORNER.>>YOU’RE SMILING ABOUT IT.
>>WE LOVE THE SUMMER CAMP AND LOVE HAVING THE KIDS DOING ALL
THE ACTIVITIES WE PROVIDE.>>KELLY, AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT
CAME UP WITH KIDS, MAYBE GLASS SCULPTURES?
DO YOU HAVE SOME CONCERNS THIS SUMMER?
>>NO, NO, THE KIDS ARE USUALLY REALLY, REALLY GOOD AND WE HAVE
A LOT OF STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THAT LOOK AFTER THE KIDS, SO
YEAH, WE HAVE A GREAT EXHIBIT, REFLECTIONS OF NATURE BY CRAIG
MITCHELL SMITH AND IT’S NOW THROUGH AUGUST 18th, AND I WOULD
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND EVERYONE COMING OUT AND SEEING THE GLASS
SCULPTURES. THEY’RE MAGNIFICENT.
THERE’S ONE IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN, IT’S A
DANDELION AND I THINK IT’S LIKE 16 FEET TALL.
IT’S HUGE.>>I STILL WANT TO KNOW WHOSE
IDEA IT WAS TO PUT A 16-FOOT-LONG WEED IN THE MIDDLE
OF A GARDEN.>>SOMEBODY DOESN’T THINK OF IT
AS A WEED.>>I DO.
>>AT LEAST IT’S A SCULPTURE, NOT A REAL WEED YOU DON’T WANT
IN THE GARDEN.>>I’M GOING TO ASK YOU BECAUSE
THIS IS A PERSONAL VENDETTA. I NOW HAVE A GARDEN AND THE
BUTTERFLIES, ARE THEY COMING BACK?
>>THEY ARE, WE HAVE THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE THAT HOPES JUNE
14th THIS EITHER�– OPENS JUNE 14th THIS YEAR.
>>I WANT TO SAY WHY IT’S A PERSONAL VENDETTA.
WE WENT THROUGH THIS A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND I NOW HAVE A
GARDEN FULL OF SOME KIND OF PURPLE FLOWER THAT THE
BUTTERFLIES LIKE, IF I CAN GET THEM TO GROW.
>>HERE’S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE.
IT’S RUN BY VOLUNTEERS AND PEOPLE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT
BUTTERFLIES AND WHAT THEY LIKE TO EAT.
>>I GUESS THEY DO EAT.>>THEY EAT AND LIKE TO LAY
THEIR EGGS AND THEY FORM AND SO ON, BUT YOU CAN ASK THE
VOLUNTEERS AND THEY CAN TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD PLANT IN YOUR
GARDEN, SO�–>>OKAY, COOL.
BECAUSE MY WHOLE YARD IS FILLED WITH STUFF THEY TOLD ME TO
PLANT.>>AND, OF COURSE, YOU SEE A LOT
OF BUTTERFLIES.>>YES, BECAUSE�– I DON’T THINK
OF THEM EATING. SPEAKING OF EATING, I DO DO MY
HOMEWORK, SO AS I SAT DOWN IN THE CHAIR, I LOOKED DOWN AND SAW
THAT THE SUMMER CAMPS, THERE’S NO FLOWERS IN THESE.
>>THEY’RE CERTAINLY ARE FLOWERS IN THERE, IN ALL OF THE
DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.>>OKAY, CONCOCTIONS AND
CONTRAPTIONS?>>WE WILL MAKE ROSE PETAL
BEADS, THAT’S ONE OF OUR CONCOCTIONS TO MAKE BEADS WITH
THE ROSE PETALS.>>COOL.
>>WE’LL USE ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PLANTS TO MAKE DYES, TO DYE
HANDKERCHIEFS.>>WHAT KIND OF CONTRAPTIONS
WILL YOU HAVE?>>VERY POPULAR EVERY YEAR IS
OUR EGG DROP CONTEST, TO WE’LL BUILD A CONTRAPTION THAT CAN BE
DROPPED FROM TEN FEET TO SEE WHO CAN KEEP THEIR EGG FROM BREAKING
USING THE MATERIALS WE PROVIDE, AND WE USE A LOT OF REUSE
MATERIALS WITH THAT PROGRAM AS WELL.
>>COOL. THAT’S JUNE 17th THROUGH 21st.
THEN AHOY MATEYS?>>ALSO OUR VERY POPULAR PIRATE
WEEK AND WE DRESS AS PIRATES. WE HAVE SCAVENGER HUNTS
THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN AND WE USE THAT WEEK TO TALK ABOUT WATER
CONSERVATION, OTHER TOPICS TO DO WITH WATER, AND AQUATIC ANIMALS.
>>SO YOU’RE TEACHING AND PLAYING?
>>WE ARE. WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN, YOU HAVE NO
IDEA HOW MUCH YOU’RE LEARNING.>>I CALL THAT SNEAKY.
THEN WIZARD OF OZ, HOGWARTS AND WONDERLAND WITH DR. SEUSS.
WHO DREAMT THAT ONE UP?>>THAT’S ONE OF OUR�– OVER THE
BUILT WE’VE BUILT A LOT OF STORIES INTO OUR PROGRAM, SO
THAT’S A COMBINATION OF USING A LOT OF STORIES AND, YOU KNOW,
HARRY POTTER HAS A LOT OF PLANTS WITHIN THOSE STORIES, WIZARD OF
OZ IS PULL OF THE�– THE POPPIES OF OZ IS ONE OF OUR GLASS
SCULPTURES THIS SUMMER.>>OH, COOL.
COOL SCIENCE, PLANT WIZARD. THERE WE GO, PLANTS.
>>AGAIN, MIXING PLANTS TO MAKE DIFFERENT MATERIALS.
WE USE PLANTS TO MAKE ART SUPPLIES, WE’LL MAKE PAPER USING
SOME PLANT MATERIALS.>>COUNTRY FAIR FARM WEEK, NO
THEME WEEK, THAT’S MY FAVORITE, OR KELLY’S TOO PROBABLY.
>>A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.>>PROBABLY, SHE CAN HELP PICK
SOME OF THE FAVORITE ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER AND WITH
ALL OF OUR WEEKS, WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS A LOT ON VEGETABLE
GARDENING. WE HAVE A NEW VEGETABLE DISPLAY
GARDEN IN OUR DISCOVERY PEAK AREA OF THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN
AND THE SUMMER CAMP WILL HAVE THEIR OWN VEGETABLE GARDEN
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.>>IT’S REALLY COOL BECAUSE I’M
GOING TO BRING THIS ALL THE WAY AROUND.
YOU DROP YOUR KIDS OFF FOR SUMMER CAMP, GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP
AND HAVE A LEISURELY STROLL THROUGH THE GARDEN.
>>IT’S A GREAT TIME TO GET A MEMBERSHIP.
IT’S $85 THROUGH THE ENTIRE YEAR AND YOU CAN COME IN AS MANY
TIMES AS YOU WANT, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY DAY.
WE ALSO HAVE OUR BIKE RIDES SO THAT’S INCLUDED WITH THE GARDEN
ADMISSION, SO IF YOU HAVE A MEMBERSHIP, YOU DON’T HAVE TO
WORRY ABOUT THE ADMISSION.>>BRING A TOWEL AND GO TO WOW.
>>YEAH.>>DO YOU HAVE TO BRING TOOLS
FOR WOW?>>THAT’S A GREAT SEGUE INTO
VOLUNTEERING. WE’RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN AS WELL AS FOR WOW TOO.
>>WHAT A COOL PLACE TO VOLUNTEER.
GREAT, SO SUMMER CAMPS THAT HAVE FLOWERS BUT NOT NECESSARILY,
HAVE FUN, BUT ALSO LEARN. THANKS A LOT FOR EVERYTHING YOU
GUYS ARE DOING TO REALLY BRING THE GARDEN ALIVE FOR THE ENTIRE
HAMPTON ROADS AREA. WE’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU WHAT
YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ON TV-48, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHAT’S GOING ON
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. GIVE US A HOLLER AT 664-6510.
AND AS USUAL, IT’S A WONDERFUL TIME TO BE IN NORFOLK JUST
BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOU AND YOU. THANKS A LOT.
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