Victoria high school students to be forensic anthropologists for a day

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November 23, 2011

Victoria high school students to be forensic anthropologists for a day

VICTORIA – Approximately 40 Grade 10-12 students are spending Saturday, November 5, with Let’s Talk Science and Department of Anthropology volunteers at the University of Victoria investigating a “crime” by doing realistic hands-on activities that relate to forensic anthropology.

WHAT: During the 1st Annual Forensic Anthropology Day, media can photograph students collecting “evidence” and interpreting their findings to uncover what happened during a crime. Students will conduct an official search for evidence relevant to the case including setting perimeters on the search area, as well as mapping a grave and identifying important characteristics about a person from their remains. This will all be done using official collection and evidence processing techniques used by real Forensic Scientists.

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: University of Victoria campus, walking paths between Ring Rd and Cedar Hill Crossroad; across Ring Rd from the Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS).

MEDIA CONTACTS: Stephanie Calce and Heather Stewart

Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable, science outreach organization. We deliver science learning programs and services that turn kids on to science, keep them engaged in learning and develop their potential to become 21st century citizens, stewards and innovators. Through Let’s Talk Science Outreach, we engage more than 3,000 enthusiastic post-secondary student volunteers at 34 universities and colleges across Canada to turn more than 140,000 kids on to science, engineering and technology each year. For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit