Owens to host CSI Youth CampWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | email@example.com
A new educational day camp will give area teens the opportunity to learn how forensic science is used to solve crimes as Owens Community College hosts CSI Youth Camp on June 6-8.
The student detectives will enter a re-creation of an unusual and challenging crime scene where an instructor will coach the students as they use deductive skills, teamwork, math and science to solve the crime.
Students will be trained in the basic process of evidence collection, including fingerprints, fibers and hair, blood spatter (simulated), DNA, and tire and shoe prints. They will also learn how to protect the chain of evidence as they interview witnesses and develop theories while working as a team to solve the crime.
On the final day, teams will detail their theories in presentations to be critiqued by a panel of law enforcement officers and forensic scientists.
“Attendees will not know if they solved the crime until the last day of camp when the SWAT team raids a building and captures the villain, which will make for an exciting end to the CSI Youth Camp experience,” said Michael Cornell, director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness, in a news release.
The camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Wednesday at the Toledo area campus, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, and is offered through Workforce and Community Services at the college’s Center for Emergency Preparedness.
For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.