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Lunchtime Discovery: Get the Dirt on Forensic Geology at the NC Geological Survey

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CSI Raleigh - five people, including Dr. Hanna and a police officer, on a dirt road surrounded by young pine trees.

Dr. Heather Hanna, Geologist, North Carolina Geological Survey, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

When people think of forensic science, geology might not be the first discipline that comes to mind. However, the North Carolina Geological Survey has worked with law enforcement over the years to help shed light on homicide investigations. Join Dr. Heather Hanna, professional geologist, to find out how geological survey scientists have assisted with some of these cases.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


March 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith