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Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology (Grades 9-12, rising)

This camp explores how scientists and investigators determine non-human from human remains, what bones can tell us archaeologically, and how this information is used to solve crimes. You’ll learn how to determine the age, sex, and stature of remains and discover job opportunities in the various fields of anthropology.
Course # 19SUKU846
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/3/2019-6/7/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Strong Hall, Room 504C
Instructor: William Cawley

Course # 19SUKU846-1
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/10/2019-6/14/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Strong Hall, Room 504C
Instructor: Kathleen Hauther

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry (Grades 5-7, rising)

Become an investigator by exploring scientific and chemical principles and techniques used to detect criminal acts. In this camp you’ll examine synthetic blood, trace evidence, organize and record data, think critically, conduct simple tests, and combine your data to solve a crime. You’ll need to wear long pants, sleeved shirts, socks, and shoes. Guest speaker: Dr. Bill Bass. Instructor: Al Hazari
Course # 19SUKU827
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/3/2019-6/7/2019
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, 5 classes
UT Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 555

Calculations & Crime: Solving Mysteries with Math (Grades 9-12, rising)

Do you think math is boring? Think again. In this exciting camp you’ll discover the thrilling world of crime solving using mathematics. Can you determine the height of a suspect from a set of footprints? Or establish a victim’s time of death based on body temperature? First, we’ll focus on learning the basics of mathematical forensics through experimentation and evidence discovery. Then, you’ll put your newfound skills to the test and try to solve your own crime. Instructor: Shelby Scott
Course # 19SUKU845
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/10/2019-6/14/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 602

NEW! The Wild World of Bugs (Grades 4-6, rising)

Butterflies, bees, dung beetles, and more—come explore the wild world of bugs! Did you know
that insects play a crucial and often overlooked role in the environment? Join us as we trap, identify, and explore the wide array of insects and other invertebrates in different habitats in Knoxville. You’ll learn all about the secret world of insects, from their morphology to the role they play in ecosystems. By the end
of this camp, you’ll be able to tell your friends what the creepy crawly in their yard is, and you’ll have a greater appreciation for the amazing creatures you share the world with. Instructors: Maggie Mamantov and Krista DeCooke
Course # 19SUKU841
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/17/2019-6/21/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Morgan Hall, Room 226

The Unseen World: Microbes & the Environment (Grades 9-12, rising)

Become an environmental microbiologist for a week. You’ll collect sediment samples from local rivers and waterways and learn how to conduct various characterization techniques, such as cultural enrichment, enzymatic characterization, DNA extraction, and PCR amplification. Through this research you’ll identify the properties of the microbes contained within your sample and learn more about a vital, but unseen, part of the Tennessee River ecosystem. Instructors: Brittni Kelley and Naomi Gilbert
Course # 19SUKU848
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/8/2019-7/12/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 507

NEW! Save the Planet (Grades 9-12, rising)

The earth is under attack from humans, and it needs your help! Many human activities—such as building cities and manufacturing products—are threatening ecosystems across the globe, as well as the plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal species that live in them. Thankfully, there are people working to protect the planet, and you can be one of them. In this new camp you’ll learn all about conservation as we investigate climate change, human disturbance, biodiversity, mass extinction, and invasive species. So join us and learn how you can protect the earth. Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center, and on Friday, we’ll meet at Zoo Knoxville. Instructors: Maggie Mamantov, Mali Hubert, and Diane LeBouille
Course # 19SUKU789
Fee: $149

Mon.-Fri., 7/15/2019-7/19/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 602

NEW! Archaeology: The Study of Past Cultures (Grades 9-12, rising)

Explore the world of archaeology and discover how archaeologists use artifacts to learn about
past cultures! In this new camp we’ll discuss the methods and theories employed during archaeological research, and you’ll engage in hands-on activities to learn how artifacts are located, excavated, and curated for future generations. We’ll also venture out on a walking tour across campus to see some of the archaeology sites in Knoxville. Note: On Tuesday, students must be picked up at the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture. Instructors: Samantha Upton, Rebecca Webster, and Jennifer Green
Course # 19SUKU614
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 7/15/2019-7/19/2019
9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Strong Hall, Room 406


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