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On-Site Presentations


 

Please Note:  We do NOT provide tours of the Anthropology Research Facility (The Body Farm).

One of the primary missions of the FAC is to provide outreach for the public, including grade schools, civic groups, science-based college clubs and college classes.  We provide high quality, age-appropriate presentations that convey scientific information in a professional, accessible and memorable manner without sensationalism.  Please note that presentations on-site at the William M. Bass Building will be offered only on certain days and times of the week.

If your group wishes to come to UT, our graduate and undergraduate students provide an enriching presentation at our Bass Building.  Our classroom comfortably seats 35 persons (including students and chaperones) so groups are limited to that size.  We have a minimum audience size of 12 individuals. The presentation typically consists of two parts.  First, an oral presentation will be provided based on an agreed upon topic (e.g., forensic anthropology and identification techniques, decomposition and time since death, skeletal anatomy, pathology and trauma, or the FAC Body Donation Program and related research).  Next, a set of skeletal stations will be presented and participants may examine the bones to apply their new found knowledge and skills.

Presentations are typically 60-75 minutes and absolutely no photographs may be taken of the bones or our storage materials.

  • There is no fee for these presentations
  • Parking at the Bass Building is severely limited so a school bus or other mode of mass transportation must be arranged and coordinated but a bus cannot enter our gates nor park in our lot, nor can we accommodate multiple cars.
  • For SPRING 2018, we will offer presentations on specific dates at set times.  These are listed below and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please realize that a date may appear but it might already be assigned to a visiting group. We will remove dates as they are selected.
  • Our program will begin Tuesday January 30 and run through Friday April 20, 2018.  Due to academic and research commitments these are the only openings for the semester. We are unable to offer Monday programs.
  • Complete this form and identify your first and second choice of dates and times.
  • Please submit completed form to Dr. Joanne Devlin at jdevlin@utk.edu; or contact her with questions
Wednesday January  31 1230
Friday February 2 930
Tuesday February 6 1230
Wednesday February 7 1230
Thursday February 8 1230
Tuesday February 13 230
Tuesday February 20 230
Friday February 23 930
Tuesday February 27 1230
Wednesday March 7 230
Tuesday March 20 1230
Wednesday March 21 1230
Thursday March 22 1230
Tuesday March 27 1230
Wednesday March 28 1230
Wednesday April 4 1230
Thursday April 5 930
Friday April 6 230
Wednesday April 18 230

 

 

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