2016 AAFS Community Outreach

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The AAFS Community Outreach is being hosted by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The event will be a full day of activities beginning in the morning with AAFS hosting activities for families and younger children and an afternoon lecture series for a more mature audience.

The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. Workstations will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities include:

  • CSI Mini Camp welcoming table where museum visitors will have the opportunity to meet forensic experts.
  • Criminalistics Workstation — Visitors will learn about various aspects of crime solving. This is also where the fingerprint buttons will be made.
  • Odontology Workstation — Dental comparison via X-ray comparison.
  • Anthropology Workstation — Male and female bone kits will be available.  Learn how to identify male and female bones!  This will be held in the Dinosaur Hall where the museum also displays prehistoric bones.
  • Digital & Multimedia Workstation — Learn the many uses of computers and how they relate to forensics.
  • Pathology/Biology Workstation — Entomology activity – TBD.
  • Pathology/Biology Classroom — Two classes will be held.  Students will learn about DNA extortion using strawberries. Other hands-on activities will be available.

We would like to thank the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for providing volunteers to assist with the morning activities.

Annex Building – 3:00 p.m. until TBD

The afternoon session, as noted above, will be a lecture series at the Annex across the street from the Museum. Similar to past Outreach programs, forensic experts will coordinate a session to visually demonstrate how various disciplines work together, coming from different angles to solve crimes. The speakers are TBD but it is expected that well-known experts, such as those who have participated in the past, will present.

As details are confirmed, additional information will be posted on the AAFS News Feed.