Students enrolled in Middlesex Community College’s forensics summer camp will spend a week analyzing fingerprints, comparing hair and fiber samples under microscopes, making plaster casts of tire tread and footwear impressions, and scrutinizing glass shatter-patterns.
Working in teams, campers will complete an organized search of a mock crime scene to locate all the evidence, then process and analyze that evidence. They will reconstruct the crime scene, write a forensics report, and present their scientific results in a mock trial.
The camp is open to children ages 10 to 15. It runs Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $349 per session. An optional after-camps program can provide campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
For the complete schedule, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu /CareerTraining/youth/summercamps or call MCC’s community education and career training office at 781-280-3663 to request a brochure. To register directly, call 1-800-818-3434.