SMU CSI Camp Session 2 Day 3!

Today was the last day of our second session of CSI Camps.

Everyone was sad that all the fun was coming to an end, but everyone was also excited about the cool new things they were going to do today!

We started the day off with a presentation by a Medical Examiner!


Then we did some forensic anthropology!

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After learning about all those things, we did a gait lab!

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Afterwards, the Denton SWAT Team visited, and we got to explore their field of work – which was a ton of fun!

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The last science activity for the day was a facial recognition lab, in which campers applied knowledge they gained throughout the three days, and they got to learn more!


This group of campers was incredibly talented, and wanted to learn all they could from the camp.


It was a great three days, and we can’t wait for session 3 to begin!

SMU CSI Camp Session 2 Day 2

Our investigators were eager to start the day today, and they were right to do so!

The day started off with an FBI presentation!


After the FBI presentation, the boys did some cool labs!

The first was a fingerprint dusting lab!


Then, they did a fingerprint sensor activity!


Campers were then wowed by the SMU Police Department and SWAT Team!

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To conclude all the excitement, today ended with two fun labs!

First was the DNA extraction lab:


Lastly, the campers did the iris recognition lab, which everyone enjoyed!


The campers can’t wait to learn more about science and do cool labs tomorrow!


SMU CSI Camp Session 2 Day 1

Today was the first day of our first boys camp!

The day started off with a brief introduction of the camp, and it was followed by a Crime Scene Technician presentation by a real detective!


The boys were then introduced to the crime scene – there was a kidnapping!

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They collected evidence, and they sketched the scene.


After lunch, we took a break from the crime scene, and we had a K-9 Unit presentation by Deputy Clayton Wood and his partner, Rocky!


We then did a paper chromatography lab and a microscope lab to see what kind of marker was used on the kidnapping note and to gather some more clues!


The first day of camp was packed with fun and excitement, and we can’t wait for tomorrow!

SMU CSI Camps Session One

Today was the first day of the first session of SMU CSI camps, and it was a huge success! We had 17 girls from the 6th and 7th grade participate, and they were wowed by all the exciting activities!

The first day of camp started with a Crime Scene Technician Presentation by Detective, Sean Kearney.

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As the day went on, we had our own crime to solve! We had a (pretend) kidnapping, and to solve the mystery of who was kidnapped, we did various activities!


We collected evidence, sketched and discussed the scene!


To take a break from the crime, we had a K-9 Unit Presentation by Deputy, Clayton Wood and his partner, Rocky!


Afterwards, we returned to the crime scene, and we did a paper chromatography lab and a microscope lab, to decipher what type of marker was used on the kidnapping letter, and to analyze the soil that was left behind at the scene.

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The first day of camp was oh so exciting, and the next two days were filled with even more science fun!

Day Two consisted of an FBI Presentation, an SMU SWAT Team Presentation, and a ton of fun activities.

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We had fingerprint dusting with the SMU PD:


A fingerprint sensor activity:


A DNA extraction activity:


And an iris recognition activity:


The girls learned so much in just two days, and we were all awaiting the third day of exciting science activities!


Day Three of SMU CSI Camp started off with a presentation by a medical examiner.


It was followed by a forensic anthropology lab:


A gait recognition lab:


And a face recognition lab:


The day concluded with a presentation by the Denton County SWAT Team!


Everyone enjoyed the camp and learned a lot of new things over the three day period! The students learned about science, and how it relates to the field of Crime Scene Investigation, and they were also able to make new friends with the same interests!


SMU CSI Camp Session 1 was a success, and we are all impatiently waiting for Session 2!