C.S.I. Mock Caper: Who Took the Turtle?

Monday, June 30, 2008

What: Eighteen promising inner-city high school students participating in the Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Summer Enrichment Program will hone their science skills and apply C.S.I.-style forensic investigative techniques to solve a mock crime at Saint Joseph’s University.

Working collaboratively, the students will examine the crime scene by following clues, beginning with a suspicious footprint. Where and to whom will their observations lead? Can they glean important information by testing the Ph level of evidence? Why would someone steal a turtle from a biodiversity lab?

Date: Tuesday, July 1

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Place: Saint Joseph’s University Science Center Room 210 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Details: The ICC Summer Enrichment Program is a unique 8-day summer camp experience held at Saint Joseph’s University that provides rising high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to consider the possibility of college and prepare for the rigors of higher education. Participants are from Philadelphia Jesuit, public and parochial high schools. Enrichment activities include conducting an ethnographic study of crime and other quality of life factors in their city neighborhoods, an SAT prep course that uses rap to increase verbal skills and attending one-hour courses taught by SJU faculty.

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