Dear Forensic Science Camp campers and parents,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that this year’s TAS Forensic Science Camp has had to be cancelled in light of the recommended protocols to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
I know how disappointing this will be for you just as it is for us not be able to welcome you to TAS. The Forensic Science Camp has been running for decades, over that time attracting thousands of young people to TAS to explore the world of forensic science.
Down the track we will be making a decision about next year’s camp including when and how that might be run and who will be able to attend – so please stay tuned.
Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times.
Ms Alice Hudson
Forensic Science Camp Coordinator
Boys and girls, from both government and independent schools in the city and the country, are divided into groups of four detectives. They then solve fictitious felonies using a range of forensic techniques, including microscopy, chromatography, fingerprint analysis, cryptography and general science.
Participants develop skills in logic and organisation, using technology and forensic science – and it’s a whole lot of fun. However, it is not so much about criminology as about giving bright students an irresistible platform in which they learn how to use logic and organisation to solve complex problems, in groups.