If you would like to host this class the following information will help you understand the facilities needed for a successful class. We have always worked out adequate space for the class and do not damage the rooms.
Access to the training room by 7:00AM daily is necessary to be set up for an 8:00 a.m. start time. The ability to leave equipment and supplies locked in the training room overnight is necessary or a locked storage area and extra setup time will be needed. For all of these spaces a hard floor surface is preferable to carpet.
- A classroom with a dry erase board and PowerPoint system with sound for videos from a laptop or a DVD player. Some audio is fairly quiet so good speakers will enhance the presentation. We will be using fingerprint powders so the room must be able to get a little dirty or an alternate room will be needed. (Cleaning supplies will help us keep the room in good condition.) The room will need to be darkened almost completely for photography and other exercises.
- A room or area with a sink for chemical processing. Students will apply chemicals and rinse with water so an area that can accommodate 25 students so they can see and evaluate the results works well.
- An outside area with dirt (snow in winter is fine) for footwear casting for 25 students. The dirt from the castings will need to be washed off after they setup so a hose or other water supply will be needed.
- A room or space that can be darkened completely for one short demonstration. Carpet should be avoided for this space as the demonstration involves chemicals that can get messy.