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.

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Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 50. When you book your group's visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.

Dr. Jennifer Rivera Ed.D. is the Education Specialist for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. She is also a forensic science educator, speaker, and author. Dr. Rivera has been published in the Journal of Forensic Identification and has been a guest speaker at International Association for Identification (IAI) conferences. Prior to teaching, Dr. Rivera was employed as a fingerprint examiner in a crime scene unit, where she received extensive training in the field of forensics.