Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me: Forensic Entomology

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So God created . . . every living creature that moves . . . according to their kinds. (Genesis 1:21)

Have you ever considered a fly as an amazing creation? Have you ever wondered how flies play an important role in criminal investigation? God created all things for a specific purpose—including flies! It is likely that God designed these amazing flying creatures with beauty and complexity on Day Five of the Creation Week. The study of insects, or entomology, is a fascinating discipline of forensic science. In this hands-on workshop, you will discover how the life cycle of insects is a key component to a forensic investigation and also learn how the history of forensic entomology dates back to the 1200s. Additionally, participants will engage in simulated case studies with forensic insect evidence. You may think twice before you shoo the next fly away.

Join us as we take a first-hand look at forensic entomology through hands-on cases.

In addition to her work as a forensic science educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera now serves as Education Specialist at the Creation Museum, presenting daily workshops and developing children’s educational programs. Her experience in the field of forensic science includes employment in a crime scene unit, over a decade of teaching, journal publications, and numerous speaking events.

Private Programs

Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 50. To book your private event, please email our programs team or call 888-582-4253 ext. 229.

Jennifer Hall Rivera: Dr. Jennifer Rivera Ed.D. is the Education Specialist for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.

Dates and Times

April 22, 2019

12:00p.m.

June 3, 2019

12:00p.m.

June 17, 2019

12:00p.m.

July 1, 2019

12:00p.m.

July 15, 2019

12:00p.m.

July 29, 2019

12:00p.m.

Aug. 26, 2019

12:00p.m.

Sept. 9, 2019

12:00p.m.

Sept. 23, 2019

12:00p.m.

Oct. 7, 2019

12:00p.m.

Oct. 21, 2019

12:00p.m.

Nov. 4, 2019

02:00p.m.

Nov. 18, 2019

02:00p.m.

Dec. 2, 2019

02:00p.m.

Dec. 16, 2019

02:00p.m.

Dec. 30, 2019

02:00p.m.