Explore the world of forensic science by gathering and analyzing evidence from a mock crime scene. Expected to launch in the summer of 2012, "Take the Case: Chain of Evidence" is a multifaceted educational program that puts you in a police officer's shoes so you can investigate clues in the Forensics Laboratory and Medical Examiner's Office. Learn the specialized skills required of professional crime scene investigators and forensic scientists, and use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ultimately apprehend the subject.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is working with with Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partner American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which develops Science NetLinks, to bring this exciting project to Verizon Thinkfinity. The project includes forensic science lesson plans developed by Science NetLinks, helping teachers to leverage this rich interactive in the classroom.
Students at Lincoln Multicultural Middle School in northwest Washington, D.C., participated in a question-and-answer session with actor and director Eric Close, of the CBS TV show "Without a Trace." Close, who played detective Martin Fitzgerald on the show, talked with students about civic engagement, peer pressure and how decisions made as a teen can lead to success or failure later in life.
New National Law Enforcement Museum Receives $1.5 Million from Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation is funding innovative education and technology programs at the new National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. The planned facility will be the world's most comprehensive museum on law enforcement.
Verizon Foundation President Patrick Gaston presented the $1.5 million grant to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the nonprofit leading the effort to build the museum, on May 4 at the Lincoln Multicultural Middle School in Washington. Groundbreaking for the museum is scheduled for the fall of 2010.
"Education and domestic violence prevention are two of the Verizon Foundation's key social issues," said Gaston. "Our partnership with the National Law Enforcement Museum will give students, parents and teachers access to valuable resources that will improve their educational experience and help them find tools to prevent domestic violence."