In Case You Happened to Walk By …

We don’t blame you if you got a little freaked out by what you saw in The College’s Medicinal Garden this past Saturday.


Don’t worry, there wasn’t a bio-hazard scare.  No Museum specimens escaped.  And, no, we weren’t collecting ectoplasm samples.  It was the Karabots Junior Fellows doing what they do best:  learning.  We’ve moved on from this semester’s Civil War Medicine unit and we’ve hit the ground running on Forensics.  This Saturday, our Garden became the scene of a fictional break-in (and, really, why would you break in when you could just sleepover?).  The students did everything the real CSIs do, including bagging evidence.  In this case, it looks like our perp took a smoke break on his way out the door.  Never a good idea.


Some got a little practice lifting fingerprints from glass.


While others simply tried to look their fashionable best in a Tyvek suit and dust mask.


We’ve got plenty still to learn about the fascinating field of forensics.  Fingerprints, blood work, soil samples, the list goes on.  By the end of the semester, we’re even going to put together a crime scene for our friends and family at our end of semester party.  Stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, we’ve got to thank the fabulous Kimberlee Moran for her amazing help.  Seriously, if there’s anything you need to know about forensics, just ask Kimberlee.  She’s the one without Tyvek on.



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