Forget about swimming, canoeing or hiking: At forensic science camp in Florida, middle-schoolers learn how to identify corpses by their dental cavities. From the Orlando Sentinel:
Forensic pathology is not so different from a matching game — only with bodies, according to Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia, Orange-Osceola’s chief medical examiner and star of Discovery Health’s Dr. G: Medical Examiner.
Solving crimes involves matching features of human bones to photos that help determine their gender and age, Garavaglia told a group of about 10 middle-schoolers Thursday at a forensic-science camp at the Orlando Science Center.
. . . She brought human skulls, pelvises and thighbones from her lab to give the children a small understanding of forensic pathology and explain how she uses the bones left behind when we die.
All the CSI shows on TV have made forensic science a hot career choice. It’s not your grandmother’s camp, says The Ed Wonk.