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700F19 Forensic Science - Death Investigation

$17

with Roy McLean

Calendar Oct 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the science of death investigations. Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides, and suicides. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and what its investigators look for at a death scene. The class will be held in the Benton County Coroner’s Office, where you will get the inside scoop on how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from forensic pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

Roy McLean, D-ABMDIABMDI is a Nationally Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator who has investigated more than 1500 deaths in Benton and Franklin Counties since 2008. Roy is a member of the Washington and International Associations of Coroners & Medical Examiners, as well as the International Forensic Medicine Association. He has trained with the OCME in New York City, as well as the Clark County Coroner in Las Vegas. Roy recently retired as Chief Deputy Coroner for Benton County. He continues to coordinate the Benton County Coroner Community Outreach Program under Coroner William Leach.

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701F19 Forensic Science - Death Investigation

$17

with Roy McLean

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the science of death investigations. Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides, and suicides. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and what its investigators look for at a death scene. The class will be held in the Benton County Coroner’s Office, where you will get the inside scoop on how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from forensic pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

Roy McLean, D-ABMDIABMDI is a Nationally Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator who has investigated more than 1500 deaths in Benton and Franklin Counties since 2008. Roy is a member of the Washington and International Associations of Coroners & Medical Examiners, as well as the International Forensic Medicine Association. He has trained with the OCME in New York City, as well as the Clark County Coroner in Las Vegas. Roy recently retired as Chief Deputy Coroner for Benton County. He continues to coordinate the Benton County Coroner Community Outreach Program under Coroner William Leach.

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702F19 Our National Parks

Free

with Rebecca Burghart

Calendar Nov 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Every American citizen is an owner of some of the most special places in this country — our national parks. These are places that awe, inspire and bring us to tears. They are places that make us feel both small and a part of something large. National parks represent the cultural fabric of our diverse nation and share the stories of “We the People.” This NPS Ranger talk will take us through the first century of our national parks during which the National Park Service grew from an idea to an international leader in conservation that now manages more than 420 different parks sites across the country.

Rebecca Burghart is a National Park Service Ranger. She is currently assigned as the Site Manager for the Hanford Unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. She has traveled extensively nationally and internationally.

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703F19 Geocaching - Getting Started

$17

with Crystal Stidham

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 10 am

 

Join us for a real world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. This geocaching basics course will equip you to use various geocaching apps, know the lingo, understand aspects of the game such as trackables and swag, and know which tools to pack in your bag. The last 30 minutes of class will be an actual search and locate of a nearby cache.  This can be a great family activity. Children 12+ years welcome with a registered adult. Participants will need to create a geocaching account prior to class at www.geocaching.com and download either geocaching, c:geo, or cachly app. Bring your smartphone.

Crystal Stidham is a seasoned veteran Geocacher and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of geocaching with others. She and a group of fellow Geocachers participate each year at Sacajawea Heritage Days by explaining how the Lewis and Clark Expedition navigated their long journey using various instruments to create maps. They sometimes lead a group out on a cache find at the event.

704F19 Pet First Aid And Common Vet Emergencies

$15

with Kim Anderson

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 6 pm

You don’t have to be a veterinarian to apply first aid to your pet. Learn common veterinary emergencies and first aid methods for pets. Participants will learn how to build their own first aid kits and how to apply basic first aid techniques. A printed first aid guide provided.

Kimberly Anderson currently teaches the Pre-Veterinary Tech Program classes at Tri Tech Skills Center. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Washington.

706F19 The Secret Life Of Honey

$23

with Chuck Monasmith

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 9 am

Honey is often thought of as just a sugar substitute, but did you know that for more than 5,000 years it has been used in medicines linked to wound-healing properties and antibacterial action? Join us for an information-packed class to learn more about honeybees, their production and biology, and the many uses of honey, including cooking.

Chuck Monasmith is a retired engineer who began beekeeping three years ago. He currently serves on the Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association board. He and his wife, a fellow beekeeper, enjoy baking with honey.

707F19 Geocaching - Tell Me More!

$17

with Crystal Stidham

Calendar Oct 12, 2019 at 10 am

 

Jump in now or continue from the Geocaching – Getting Started class for more in-depth geocache learning. This class covers how to solve more difficult caches such as Multis, Mystery Puzzles and Gadget Caches, how to hide a cache, use your GPS rather than a smartphone, and host an event. This can be a great family activity. Children 12+ years welcome with a registered adult. Participants will need to create a geocaching account prior to class at www.geocaching.com and download either geocaching, c:geo, or cachly app. Bring your smartphone and GPS device.

Crystal Stidham is a seasoned veteran Geocacher and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of geocaching with others. She and a group of fellow Geocachers participate each year at Sacajawea Heritage Days by explaining how the Lewis and Clark Expedition navigated their long journey using various instruments to create maps. They sometimes lead a group out on a cache find at the event.

708F19 Walk Through Benton County History

$12

with Ryan Bennett

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 1 pm

Take a guided tour through East Benton County Historical Museum. Curator Stephanie Button shares stories of early prominent citizens, the advent of the nuclear age, and the changing river and desert landscape. Participants will view photos from an expansive archive and interact with exhibits. Admission fee of $5 is payable at the time of the tour to East Benton County Historical Museum.

Ryan Bennett is a Full Lines Agent for Harvey Insurance. He is a technology enthusiast and does art and social media in his spare time.

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