The camp is a week-long dive into the messy and meticulous world of forensic science. Students engage in hands-on training in the basics of crime scene investigation from fingerprints to DNA, and toolmarks to trace.
Campers meet with professionals working in the field today like Danielle O’Neill, a fingerprint specialist from the US Treasury and formerly the New York (NY) Police Department. She recently met with campers to give them a hands-on fingerprint demonstration using fluorescent fingerprint powder. Campers also toured the Museum construction site and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to help them learn about the history of American law enforcement. This summer camp experience will provide participants with a greater understanding of forensic science, its role in the criminal justice system, and exposure to STEM-related careers in law enforcement.
There are just a few spots left for the upcoming July 16-20 and July 23-27 sessions. Full-tuition scholarships are available for students who attend a Title 1 school or who qualify for free or reduced lunch. If you know a child, aged 11-14, who would like this opportunity, help them fill out our application.
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