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Office of Science Outreach

Crime Scene Investigator Lab: Grades 7-9


Have you even wondered what crime scene investigators actually do? In this camp we will spend a week learning what is happening in the lab during an investigation. By doing the lab tests with your own two hands you will get to learn how investigators match crime scene DNA to suspects, take fingerprints, analyze forged documents, evaluate bloodstain patterns, identify unknown substances, test for illegal dumping in streams, and much more! No experience is necessary; we'll teach you everything you need to know to use the everyday laboratory tools used in forensics labs.

An exciting, active, engaging, summer science camp for students who will enter grades 7-9 in the fall. Participants should bring a refillable water bottle. For their safety, it is important that each student wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus (1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI). The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


June 26-30, 2017, 9:00-2:00 daily. Lunch is not provided so please send a sack lunch with your child each day. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If you child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


The camp leader is Pete Kuhn, a professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Edgewood College. Dr. Kuhn is a Molecular Biologist and Biochemist.


Register Here!

Registration will be first come, first served. To ensure plenty of individual attention the limit for the camp is 12 children. The registration deadline is June 19, 2017.

How Much?

$250 for the week-long camp. This includes all materials and a snack

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414