On Monday afternoon, the counselors began our daily afternoon meeting to the soundtrack of a torrential downpour. It rained buckets, more than I’ve seen all year. Because the lightning wouldn’t let up, the teachers held the campers for an extra 30 minutes. When they arrived back at the dorm, we learned that the storm had […]
I think I learned more today than I have on other days at VAMPY. First, we saw the Chinese class perform an ancient myth. It was really interesting to see a real Chinese myth acted-out by our peers. It was cool to see how other cultures differ from my own. I am looking forward to […]
Our campers are enjoying both classroom and outdoor activities during the beginning of week two here at VAMPY 2012. Check out some of their smiling (and thinking) faces above!
Our flies are hatching from their pupae casings! This means that every morning and afternoon whoever has flies gets to go out on the balcony and release our little forensic detectives into the world! Now we know some people are thinking, “Why on earth are you releasing those pests?” Well, flies have a very specific […]
Monday we learned about two kinds of trace evidence: hair and fiber. To learn more about hair, we examined at several different types. We looked at human hair — dyed and not dyed — as well as grey hair. We also investigated nonhuman hair. We looked at cat, dog, mouse, rat, horse, and even wooly […]