EC Science Center Hosts Crime Scene Investigation Summer Camp at Florosa ES

The Emerald Coast Science Center taught a group of rising 4th and 5th graders from Florosa Elementary School how to be real Crime Scene Investigators over the summer.

“This week we taught the students some of the investigative techniques that a real crime scene investigators would use,” said Jamie LaFollette, Executive Director of the Emerald Coast Science Center.

Students got to hear firsthand how to properly investigate a crime scene from several local law officials and learned about what it is like to be an actual Crime Scene Investigator. Hands-on activities during the week included: anthropometrical measurements (sizing up the suspect), trace element evaluation (shoe prints), fingerprint collection and analysis, and hand-writing analysis.

Learning about fingerprints was Jake Barrons favorite part of the week.

“It was fun because we got to make our own finger prints and find out what types they were,” said Barrons.

To learn more about the Emerald Coast Science Center’s Summer Camps and Outreach Programs, visit