29th May 2015

A selection of replica skeletal remains will add a fascinating dimension to free CSI activities taking place in Dundee this weekend.

Thanks to Dundee Science Centre, visitors to the Wellgate Shopping Centre on Saturday 30 May 2015 will step into the world of the real life CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) and learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist.

Participants will be able to take part in hands-on, drop-in activities to learn about fingerprints, DNA and get to the bones of the problem with the Science Centre’s selection of replica skeletal remains.   By looking at the skull, femur and pelvis, they will learn how to work out the sex, height, age and ancestry of the body, all of which are key in narrowing down a list of potential victims when human remains are discovered.

The ‘Saturday Science LIVE’ event, aimed at both adults and children, will take place on Level 2 of the Wellgate (near BHS) between 1-4pm.

Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre said, “The world of forensic science never fails to engage and fascinate audiences of all ages and this weekend will be no different with our activities aimed to educate both children and adults about crime scenes and what techniques can help catch the criminals. We’ve also got a great selection of replica skeleton remains to make the workshop as realistic and captivating as possible.”

Meanwhile, Jon Walton, Manager, Wellgate Shopping Centre added, “Once again, we are really excited to be offering these fantastic science activities within Wellgate which add another fun dimension to an afternoon in the city centre.”

For more information on this weekend’s event, please contact Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre on telephone (01382) 868606.


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