Pearson interprets program for deaf students

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Hudson’s Bay -- Pearson Air Museum has begun providing guided tours to deaf students and American Sign Language students, thanks to museum volunteer Joshua Staley, an FAA licensed airframe and powerplant expert, who is deaf. Staley and Laureano Mier, the museum’s manager and education coordinator, have developed the programming from the components of the museum’s STEM (science, math, technology and engineering) tour. Recently Pearson hosted deaf students from the Washington School for the Deaf and an ASL class from Columbia River High School. The students learned about the rich history of early aviation and the licensing requirements to become a pilot.