Sat, Jun 01|
St. Joseph Museums
Forensic Afternoon at the Glore Psychiatric Museum
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
St. Joseph Museums, Glore Psychiatric Museum, Frederick Avenue, Saint Joseph, MO, USA
About The Event
Join us at the St. Joseph Museums for Forensic Night! This program is presented by Ashley Mason Burns-Meerschaert, Director of Education at the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Explore what law enforcement, doctors, and anthropologists learn by examining human skeletons. Through a hands-on activity, learn to "read" the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma, and/or illness. During the event, your team must determine what happened (type of trauma) and if it was an accident or murder. Each case is a unique investigation of a different human skull. Your team will be given the forensic knowledge and tools needed to discover their story. Forensic Osteology: Human Skulls is a crime lab-based program focusing on the forensic investigation of various types of trauma to the human skull. After a basic introduction to skull osteology and lab procedures, participants will break-up into teams of four using a variety of tools from their forensic science kit to evaluate and document key evidence to support their results. They will then defend their findings to the group. Museum quality replicas of human skulls-from actual crime scenes-are used in this program.
Cost is $30/per person. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Space is limited and paid reservations are required. Online: stjosephmuseum.org/events – By Phone: (816) 232-8471
Participants will be divided into teams by case number. You may purchase tickets in any quantity. Groups of four who wish to be signed up as a team should purchase all four tickets for a selected case number.