This workshop is held by the The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) in cooperation with the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) and FIRST K9.
Instructors for this seminar were nationally recognized trainers and handlers. Instructors: Ann Christensen and/or Bill Dotson, Ben Alexander, Tiffanie Turner. 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 decomposition 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
Registration: Please complete and submit the REGISTRATION FORM
Assistant Instructor: Karen Paquette
Contact: Ben Alexander (979-739-8353 or email@example.com) for details about the course or
Upcoming Dates: October 27-30, 2017, March 2018
Any hotel/motel within San Marcos will be within 15 minutes of the workshop site. You may ask for the Texas State Rate at some hotels for an additional discount. All hotel/motels should accept service dogs.
FACTS is not responsible for your stay.
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