I have a special group of teens who have attended two or more of my programs, and some have done some of my in person classes as well. I am offering a hybrid in person/online class for teens that will dig deeper into forensic science and the legal issues surrounding forensic investigations. We will explore certain scientific issues that we have seen already in much greater detail. We will tackle all new types of evidence and carry those through to the point where we feel that we have fully explored each one. We will do a lot of case studies to see how various areas of forensic science are used in the real world. We may also do some optional field trips to crime labs, a physics lab, and other places if the families wish to do so.
I have heard from multiple parents that my classes have inspired their kids, and I want everyone to know that these kids inspire me as well. My teaching philosophy is that the most important activity a student can do is think, and I have been so pleased with the effort, questions, and creativity of these students that it makes me want to continue to develop more for them to explore.
This class can start as soon as we get the students registered and the parents determine that their schedules allow for a meeting. I would love to have an initial meeting with the students and parents (if possible) to create a syllabus (which may undergo some changes over time) so that we can focus on a lot of topics that are of interest to everyone.