The University of North Texas Elm Fork Education
Center will present E-CSI: Denton (Environmental
Crime Scene Investigation) as its Family Fun Science Event for
February. Family Fun Science Days are designed to encourage children
(ages 6-12) to explore the world of science.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb.
2 (Saturday) at the UNT Elm Fork Education Center in
the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building,
located at the corner of Hickory Street and Avenue C. Admission
is $6 per child. Two caretakers per child are free and additional
adults pay $6.
The program will explore crime scene investigation techniques,
and participants will go through the basics of crime scene training.
They will then receive a badge and use their new skills to solve
a mystery at the Elm Fork Education Center. Local police, forensic
science students and Environmental Protection Agency representatives
will be on hand to assist the junior investigators.
Some of the activities will include fiber analysis, fingerprinting,
problem solving, DNA encoding and more. The admission fee allows
attendees to participate in all activities during the CSI: Denton
event as well as view exhibits. Participants can also watch the
day's Sky Theater show at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., with
popcorn and soda provided.
Girl Scouts of America badge opportunities will be available for
Juniors and Brownies participating in activities during both events.
Badges are: Math Whiz & Creative Solutions; and Try-It: Senses.
The Elm Fork Education Center is the public education
branch of UNT's environmental programs, which include environmental
science, environmental ethics, environmental and community journalism,
astronomy, environmental education and geography. The center's
mission is to provide investigative encounters that engage students
of all ages in field activities and discovery experiences.
For more information on the UNT E-CSI: Denton Family Fun
Science Event, please contact Alana Presley at
940-369-7956, email@example.com or
UNT News Service Press Release
Nancy Kolsti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.