Not sure what you want to happen to your body after you die? Would you like to donate it to a good cause and help educate people?

Then check out the FROST Body Farm.

FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

Located at Northern Michigan University way up in the city of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the FROST Body Farm is a Forensic Outdoor Research Station.

Built in 2017 and located on 3 acres of land, FROST is the world’s first outdoor research facility to be located at a northern latitude, which makes it unique.

Research is conducted on the freeze-thaw cycle on human decomposition and the discipline of forensic taphonomy.

FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

How does it work?

Well, first, you die…….then your body goes to the morgue where they run an infectious disease panel.

If you are in good shape, a local funeral home picks up your body and transfers it to FROST.

Donors are eventually displayed in the laboratory where their skeletal remains are permanently curated to teach with.

FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Ave

Marquette, MI 49855

 

Contact

Dr. Jane C. Harris, Ph.D. (Director, Forensic Research Outdoor Station)

jwankmil@nmu.edu

906-362-2307

 

Homepage

https://nmu.edu/frost/

 

FAQ’s

https://nmu.edu/frost/faq

 

FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
FROST Body Farm @ Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

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