LYNDONVILLE -- Aspiring young detectives will have a chance to follow the evidence as they learn about crime-scene investigation and forensics during an action-packed school vacation program in Lyndonville, April 16-20.

Crime Scene Investigation: Digital Sleuth! is open to all Vermont kids, grades 5 through 8, with an interest in learning how real-life investigators solve crimes. The week-long day camp, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, will be held at the Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Rd., from 8:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily.

Participants will learn how to take fingerprints, analyze shoe prints and examine the evidence using digital tools, crime scene photos and evaluation techniques used by detectives and forensics experts. They also will explore how science and math play a role in criminal investigations.

Registration is $25. The fee will be waived for anyone with a parent or guardian in the Vermont National Guard or regular armed services. Non-military youths should inquire about scholarship assistance.

The deadline to register is April 6. Space is limited. Snacks will be provided, but campers should plan to bring a bag lunch and beverage. For registration information, contact Candy Daniels at the UVM Extension Office in St. Johnsbury at (802) 751-8307, ext. 364 or (800) 545-8920, ext. 364 (toll-free in Vermont) or by e-mail at cldaniel@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call by March 26.

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