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Kids to Learn the Signs of Environmental Crime

Release Date: 04/11/2008
Contact Information: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / smith.roxanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 11, 2008) During National Environmental Crime Prevention Week, criminal investigators from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will visit a Falls Church, Va., school to help students understand more about how EPA fights environmental crimes. EPA's special agents will show kids how they identify and investigate environmental crimes. Students will get a chance to collect "evidence" by taking fingerprints, sketching a crime scene and trying on protective gear at a mock crime scene set up at the school.

Who:
Special Agents Greg Horvath and Chris Smith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

What:
Hands on demonstration of environmental investigation techniques.

Where:
Timberlane Elementary School, 2737 West St., Falls Church, Va., 22046

When:
April 15, 2008 from noon EDT until 2 p.m. EDT

NOTE: Reporters who wish to attend the event should contact Roxanne Smith for more information. Reporters must sign up by 10 a.m. EDT on April 15. All reporters must show identification and sign in at the school.

National Environmental Crimes Prevention Week information: epa.gov/compliance/criminal/intergovernmental/preventweek/2008

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