Bugs, Bones & Botany©

A Unique Death Investigation Workshop

Bugs, Bones & Botany© has been offered annually since 1997. This week long, 40 hour workshop focuses upon the analysis and interpretation of anthropological, botanical, and entomological evidence. Each morning, course participants will attend lectures covering methods used in evidence recognition, documentation and collection. During afternoon field sessions, the course participants will process three mock crime scenes for entomological, anthropological and botanical evidence.

Bugs, Bones and Botany© is an outdoor, field oriented workshop. Course participants should prepare to spend time outdoors under hot and humid conditions. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Use of cameras is allowed and participants are encouraged to take photographs during the workshop for use conducting in-house training for crime scene personnel, major case, and medical-legal death investigators.

Visit the Maples Center Educational Page to download the course brochure and obtain registration information.

If the course is not listed on the registration page, enrollment in the course is currently closed.