Club Philly Forensics: Forensic Drug Chemist Summer Workshops
July & August Saturday Workshops for ages 13 to 18
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WHERE: GRACE EPIPHANY CHURCH
224 E Gowen Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (Northwest Philadelphia)
corner of Ardleigh Ave. & Gowen St. , on street parking is available
Enter through the red door marked “Auditorium” and follow the signs
- July 8th
- July 22nd
- August 5th
- August 19th
Session 1: 11:30am-1:30pm
Sessions 2-4: 10:30am-11:30am
Session 1-$49.99 (supplies and a snack included)
Sessions 2-4 $20.00 per workshop (supplies and a snack included)
This four part workshop series will meet twice a month on a Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am, (Sessions 2-4) and 11:30am-1:30pm, (Session 1).
- AWIFS will introduce participants to the Forensic Drug Chemist (Forensic Drug Analysis) career and Crime Scene Investigation (Session 1 only)
- Participants will also receive helpful career advice from forensic professionals and resources about forensic/STEM programs
- Please complete a Permission Slip and bring it to class.
NOTE: All Workshops are Non-Refundable.
July 8, 2017- Session 1: From The Crime Scene to the Laboratory- $49.99
Antoinette T. Thwaites, Forensic Scientist and Founder click here for bio with Special Guest Instructor, Linnell Burton, Certified Crime Scene Technician and founder of Blueprint Camp, L.L.C, click here for bio
- Evidence collection, preservation, and documentation
- Chain of Custody
- Digital Photography
- Chain of Custody
- Drug Analysis
July 22, 2017- Session 2: A Mixture of What? – $20.00
Additional testing is needed for an unknown substance to determine its identity. Participants will learn about the following through hands-on activities:
- Separation techniques such as chromatography for determining the components in their unknown substance
August 5, 2017– Session 3: First Impression- $20.00
An unknown pill or the packaging of a substance can be inscribed with a logo or an impression. Participants will learn about the following through hands-on activities:
- Liquid Extraction
- Examination, Observation and Documentation
August 19th- Session 4: Picture This- $20.00
There is plenty of note-taking and descriptive writing during the analysis process. Participants will learn about the following through hands-on activities:
- Documenting the correct results with a supporting conclusion
- At the conclusion of this workshop series, participants will present their final report explaining the substances they analyzed, the techniques and methods they utilized and their conclusions.
HOST AN AFTER-SCHOOL FORENSIC SCIENCE CLUB FOR TWEENS & TEENS AT YOUR SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION.
Interested in an after- school forensic science program for your school/organization? Club Philly Forensics is a mobile program, so if you’re unable to bring the students to us, we’ll bring the club to you!
AWIFS will provide forensic science professionals and activities at your site to engage your students in various forensic disciplines and techniques used in forensic science. Please e-mail email@example.com to request more information.
This workshop is for grades 5th thru 12th
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CLUB PHILLY FORENSICS @THE SOUP FACTORY STUDIO in PHILLY!
Contact us to schedule a forensics workshop for a group of 15 or more at the Soup Factory Studio in Philadelphia, PA (Germantown section)
The Soup Factory Studio is located inside The Lofts @ Kendrick Mill. near the Settlement Music Academy between East Pastorius Street and West Tulpehocken Street. The Main entrance is on Pastorius Street at the door with the black awning ” The Lofts @Kendrick Mill” Suite 210 (“blackeye soup/Joshua Black”). Residential parking is nearby.
*Pre-registration is required for all workshops. This is a prepaid nonrefundable workshop. Payment is due in full at registration. Permission slips are required per student and must be completed and returned prior to participating in all workshops.
WHY CLUB PHILLY FORENSICS?
Workshops are designed to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Hands-on forensic science activities
- College preparation and enrichment program resources
- forensic science & STEM career/educational information
- Mentoring by forensic professionals
- Guest speakers from forensic science specialty areas
- Science based workshops designed to develop student’s awareness of forensic science, applications and techniques used by forensic science experts.
- Introduce and develop the skills, understanding and knowledge of scientific processes and the importance of forensic experts in the criminal justice system.
- Enhance student skills to problem solve, organize and pay attention to detail by distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information.
- Learn how physical, social and life science play a role in criminal investigations.
- Apply critical thinking , communication and problem solving skills.
- Awareness of various careers in forensic science and education requirements.
- Corporate , sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Drug Awareness/Prevention Workshops
Teenagers are often negatively influenced by music and television that depict drug abuse and addiction. Unfortunately, many parents and teens are uninformed about drug slang names that mask messages about drug use and trafficking, and how it could be glorified in music. We developed this workshop to effectively communicate with teens about drug messages used in music and how it can negatively affect their choices. Speaking their language is key to dispel the myths about drug abuse and addiction.
Publications we use: ” Heads Up: Real News About Drugs And Your Body” is a drug education series from scholastic and the scientists of The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). They joined forces to publish informative and engaging publications to educate teenagers about the effects of drugs on the brain and body. Students will receive free publications provided by NIDA and complete activities that will test their knowledge of drug abuse. Forensic chemistry, a career in forensic science will also be included to engage students in science. AWIFS will educate the teen community in Philadelphia about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse through drug prevention publications provided by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), exploration of lyrics in various genres of music that promote and depict drugs and drug abuse and the role that a forensic chemist plays in identifying and confirming controlled substances.
- NEWS FLASH:AWIFS, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Southwest Nu-Stop Inc. hosted the first “National Drug Facts Week: Shatter The Myths” in Philadelphia on Saturday November 13, 2010 to bring scientists, drug prevention/treatment, youth organizations and the teen community together to discuss the facts about drugs and drug abuse.
STEM Expos, Career Fairs & Panel Discussio
We are accepting career day requests at this time
Community Service Credit
AWIFS will accept high-school students as volunteers to assist us at our forensic science workshops and events. Students with an interest in forensic science will be considered. For more details, please e-mail email@example.com