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From: Bone Zones Team & Dr. Bass
Be safe & enjoy life-
May 12, 2016
Tennessee Association Of Blood Banks
October 4, 2016
Jefferson Bass Book Release
[Tenth in "Body Farm" series]
October 6, 2016
Tennessee Association Rescue Squads
Music Road Hotel & Convention Center
Piegon Forge, TN
Susan, Dr. Bass, Eddie, and Bonnie @
American Criminal Justice association Nashville,TN
June 16, 2016
Town & Country Book Club
Join Dr. Al Hazari, Director of UTK Chemistry Labs, for this informative and fun course. Have you ever wondered how scientists and law enforcement officers use evidence to catch a criminal? Do you enjoy the popular CSI television shows? If so, this course is for you. In just a few class sessions you'll discover the basic principles behind the techniques that are used to solve crimes. You'll complete experiments in fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern recognition, drug and fiber analysis, ballistics, and much more. This course is open to anyone at least 16 years of age, but if under 18, you must register and attend with a registered parent or guardian.
Dates: February 4 - March 3, 2016 Check for other dates
Meets: Th : 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UT Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 334
Instructor: Al Hazari
June 6, 2016
Middle School Camp
Contact: Dr. Al Hazari
July 25, 2016
ECHO Wine & Bistro
April 1, 2016
Rotary Club of Crossville
Tickets on sale:
September 21, 2016
KY - EMS State Conference
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Farragut Chamber with Bettye Sisco. Dr. Bass, Susan. Bonnie, and Eddie.
Eddie, Susan, Art, and Dr. Bass
Bonnie, Eddie, Susan, and Dr. Bass Roane State- 2/2014
Dates and times are subject to change
Please check with the contact person listed below for each particular event to confirm the date and time.
July 18, 2016
Water Professional conference
May 18 or 19, 2016
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK
May 21, 2016
Tennessee Dental Association
Dr. Bass & Dr. Ned Turner
Eddie, Susan, and Dr. Bass 2/27/2015 TN Science Bowl
Our friend Jennifer has opened her store. So we ask to to support her as she has supported us over the years!!
We finally have a brick & mortar store! We are located at 7613 Blueberry Lane next to Hardee's on Emory Road in Powell! Make sure you visit www.imaginationforest.com to learn more about our Birthday Parties and book yours now!
Bonnie, Susan, Dr. Bass, Lauren, and Eddie @ echo
Jim Matheny 8:07 PM. EST December 16, 2015
Death is coming to a 1.5-acre plot of land deep in the woods of Morgan County. However, it's a welcome arrival at the University of Tennessee for the sake of forensic science and fighting crime.
The property will give the University of Tennessee's Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) a place of its own to bury human remains to train crime scene investigators.
"We host the National Forensic Academy where investigators and officers from across the United States and beyond will come for a 10-week hands on training program. Most of the students who come here are people who have waited a long time to participate in this program," said Don Green, Executive Director of the LEIC. "This new property, I'd tell you it's almost paramount for us continuing the training in the way we have always wanted to deliver it."
UT's Cumberland Forest in Morgan County. (Photo: WBIR)
Green said the academy had some limitations in terms of training with actual human remains. Full flesh and bone is not allowed in Oak Ridge city limits at the academy's 17-acre training site at the UT Arboretum. Trainees could work with the real thing at the forensic anthropology department's Body Farm behind UT Medical Center, but that three-acre plot is a busy site covered in corpses for various student research projects.
"Working around schedules and working around research capacities at the other facilities have hampered our efforts in training," said Green. "This site in the Cumberland Forest in a remote rural area will provide us with access anytime we need it. What we're using the site for is to teach people how to find clandestine graves that are hidden just like what they'll encounter in the real world."
Dec 15, 2015: Body Farm founder explains need for new forensic site for law enforcement
Training techniques will now include the ability to hide complete bodies in the ground, meaning trainees will see first-hand how ground behaves when flesh below the surface decomposes after a killer buries a victim.
"We can actually expand that clandestine grave search, making it more realistic in a wooded area for officers and investigators to better locate bodies when they're actually in the field on a real-life investigation," said Green.
The LEIC is part of the larger UT Institute of Public Service (IPS), which has signed a memorandum of understanding to lease the property in the Cumberland Forest for $10,000 annually. The property is owned by UT's Institute of Agriculture.
While the LEIC will be planting bodies in the ground, Green says do not confuse the site as another body farm.
Don Green, executive director of the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center. (Photo: WBIR)
"It is not going to be another body farm. They're primarily a research facility for scientists conducting decomposition studies. We do law enforcement training. We're not going to have the number of human remains that are at the body farm. Most of our bodies will be buried underground and you will only see them out there for a limited amount of time. Then we'll remove them, so it's not going to be a constant repetition of a large amount of human remains."
The agreement has a list of approved uses of the site, with "mock crime scene exams" and "nighttime photography" topping the list. The memorandum places a limit on the amount of bodies on the property. It approves approximately 20 areas for burying human remains and only two above-ground sites for placement of bodies in an open-air environment during field training. The agreement says the open-air sites "will be tented when human bodies are located on these."
The deal also requires IPS to construct a privacy fence that will surround the training area. The UT Ag Institute will build a stone driveway to the fenced area site and maintain the path.
The body site in Morgan County should be ready for use by this February, according to Green. He says the new land devoted to realistic games of hide-and-go-seek with human remains will expand UT's future in the field of ground-breaking forensics.
"Families of victims of violent crimes want those cases solved. The officers in our program get reality-based training, so the completion of our program and the experience they get will enhance that investigative technique," said Green.
October 22, 2016
Interprofessional Education Conference
@ East TN State University
April 15, 2016
40th Anniversary reception
March 31, 2016
UT Undergraduate Anthropology Club
1327 Circle Park Drive
We have autographed by:[Clay Stafford & Dr. Bass] for sell at events and by mail orders.