Instructors for this seminar were nationally recognized trainers and handlers. Instructors: Ann Christensen and/or Bill Dotson, Ben Alexander, Tiffanie Turner, Melissa Ellis, and Jennifer Blanton from TEXSAR (texsar.org). Volunteer members provide assistance and escort of K9 teams during training within the facility.
Participants are provided opportunities to expose their dogs to full body decompostion at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility located on Freeman Ranch. Dogs are exposed to both buried and surface remains. Classroom instruction included human versus non-human bone identification and training tips. Set ups include exposure to a single body in a 2-5 acre area and the ability to work a search scenario for a whole body.
Location: Texas State University, Freeman Ranch 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos
Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Application: Please complete the application package below and send to Ben Alexander
Contact:Ben Alexander (979-739-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for details about the course or Sophia Mavroudas (FACTS@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900) for local arrangments.
Upcoming Dates: March 6-8, 2015 and October 30 - November 1, 2015
You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY BY CREDIT CARD link below and following the instructions. If paying by credit card, please contact Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900
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