“It’s part of our mission to preserve, enhance and share our collections, so we can create and inspire stewards of the natural world – and we want you to consider Tyler as your outdoor learning lab.”
-Mandy Santiago, Executive Director and host of the Forensic Investigator Series


Thank you for visiting our page! This series is designed to inspire a love of adventure, curiosity and imagination. It is our hope that once you have completed the series, you will join the Tyler community and support our efforts to care for — and protect — the natural world. We recommend this for children age 8 + and their adult guide.

What to Expect

During video lessons 1-5, you will learn the basic concepts every forensic investigator needs to know. You’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to the test during video lessons 6-10. Don’t forget to download your worksheets before each session by clicking on the image below!

forensic investigator worksheet


Special Thanks

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Connelly Foundation and Tyler Arboretum’s Annual Fund Supporters for making this series possible!


Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10