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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: CSI: Bell Museum
Sponsoring Organization: Bell Museum of Natural History

Main Contact
Name: Holly Menninger
Title: Director of Public Engag
Address: 2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (612) 625-6889
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 4 , 5 , 6


Introduce campers to the field of forensic science and the various disciplines that come together to help solve crimes. Guide campers through the process of collecting evidence, running tests and interpreting the results from test to build a case. Allow students to practice critical thinking skills to understand the flaws and shortcomings of modern forensic techniques.


Through the use of project based and experiential learning, campers will learn about: Use of chemistry and the unique properties of matter in identifying evidence from a crime scene Use of physics in determining sequence of events in a crime scene Use of biology in forensic science The reliability of forensic science Interpreting results from tests and practicing inductive reasoning Activities include: DNA Extraction Fingerprint Analysis Fibers & Hair Analysis Camp includes field trip to active research lab or visit from a special guest from the area of expertise.

Program Dates

Offering three 1-week sessions during the weeks of July 29- August 2, August 12-16, August 26–30

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes?

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $310
Fees: $40
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0