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Education

Our executive director and his nephew during an educational exercise; Odin is holding a bone from a deer

We really enjoy working with the next generation of forensic scientists like Odin here. He was really excited to find a bone from a deer while working with our team including his uncle Steve who is our executive director.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer the following education and training opportunities both for our volunteers and for anyone who is interested. 

Osteology 101: Human and Non-Human Skeletal Anatomy

In this lecture course, we review the human skeleton and those of animals to see the similarities and differences. This can be delivered either in person or via the internet. 

Osteology 102: Sexual Determination from the Human Skeleton

In this lecture course, we review how the skeleton differs between male and female individuals and sex is determined from skeletal remains in a forensic setting. This can be delivered either in person or via the internet. 

Osteology 103: Age Estimation from Human Skeleton

In this lecture course, we review how the skeleton develops and changes over the lifespan and how age is estimated from skeletal remains in a forensic setting. This can be delivered either in person or via the internet. 

Basic Forensic Excavation

In this course that combines lecture and hands-on experience in the search for clandestine graves and recovery of skeletal remains from these sites. NOTES: No actual human remains are used during this course for ethical reasons.

We are also currently working towards offering training in diving and other subjects and skills that are required for our work.