CSI Activity Camp under way


Children learning about Crime Scene Investigation

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Coordinator of Continuing Education, Career Services, and Academic Success Bill Moore addresses the children attending USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The main purpose of the camp will be to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Some of the tools used in Crime Scene Investigation were on display Monday morning at the USC Union Founders House as part of this week’s CSI Activity Fun Camp. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Sgt. Jeff Lawson of the Union County Sheriff’s Office shows Dawson Hyatt how to dust for fingerprints during the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.


UNION — While their schools are closed for the summer some children are spending a week in class at USC Union learning about some of the science of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI).

The USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp got under way Monday morning at the Founders House where the 12 children enrolled were given an introduction to Crime Scene Investigation by USC Union Coordinator of Continuing Education, Career Services, and Academic Success Bill Moore. Moore is overseeing the camp with the assistance of Hailey Sherbert, a student at USC Union who is majoring in Special Education.

Monday’s activities included a visit by Sgts. Jeff Lawson and Wendy Childers of the Union County Sheriff”s Office who talked to the children about the realities of Crime Scene Investigation. Their presentation also included showing the children how to dust for fingerprints.

As part of the camp, Moore said the children will explore the various aspects of CSI and the criminal justice system including DNA extraction in the lab and a visit to the Union County Courthouse on Friday to observe a trial. Other activities will include the children fingerprinting one another; footprint casting; a visit by the Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Vinson and his tracking dog; examining shell casings and dusting with magnetic powder.

While CSI is the main aspect of the camp, Moore said there will also be non-CSI activities including a visit by the platform truck from the Union Public Safety Department; a fire safety and fire extinguisher demonstration by USC Union Health, Safety and Security Director Tony Gregory; instruction on engineering that will include the construction of a cushioning device to safely catch eggs dropped out a window; a movie and popcorn in the USC Union auditorium; the daily playing of Summer Camp Jeopardy; and the playing of hide and go seek in the Main Building.

Lunch is served each day during the camp which begins 9 a.m. Prizes will be presented to the winners of Friday’s Final Jeopardy Game on the last day of the camp.

Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Coordinator of Continuing Education, Career Services, and Academic Success Bill Moore addresses the children attending USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The main purpose of the camp will be to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0029-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Coordinator of Continuing Education, Career Services, and Academic Success Bill Moore addresses the children attending USC Union’s CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The main purpose of the camp will be to introduce the children participating to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Some of the tools used in Crime Scene Investigation were on display Monday morning at the USC Union Founders House as part of this week’s CSI Activity Fun Camp. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0031-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Some of the tools used in Crime Scene Investigation were on display Monday morning at the USC Union Founders House as part of this week’s CSI Activity Fun Camp. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Sgt. Jeff Lawson of the Union County Sheriff’s Office shows Dawson Hyatt how to dust for fingerprints during the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_IMG_0040-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Sgt. Jeff Lawson of the Union County Sheriff’s Office shows Dawson Hyatt how to dust for fingerprints during the USC Union CSI Activity Fun Camp at the Founders House Monday morning. The camp, which runs through Friday, will introduce the children attending to the various aspects of Crime Scene Investigation.
Children learning about Crime Scene Investigation

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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