Youth learns about safety and how police officers work.
On November 16th Connect Charter grade sixes take an exhilarating adventure to the YouthLink Museum in Calgary, Alberta. The YouthLink Museum also known as the police interpretive centre contains a K-9 area which are the police dogs, Blue Hawcs area which is about the Calgary police helicopters, a internet safety area, and there is so much more. Just keep reading and you will find out.
The Calgary police K-9 unit exhibit area gives you a understanding of why only certain dog breeds are chosen for the job in the K-9 unit. The K-9 unit will choose a breed that has a good sense of smell and has a lot energy over a dog breed that has a better sense of smell but less energy for example the K-9 unit chooses German Shepherds over Blood Hounds. They chose the German Shepherd because police work late at night so they need energetic dogs to be ready for action.
In the Blue Hawc exhibit there is a helicopter suspended from the ceiling of the museum. There is also a helicopter simulator that shows what the Calgary police Blue Hawcs does when supporting officers on the ground in a chase. It shows what the helicopter pilots see when they are flying in the sky. Both the simulator and the suspended helicopter can tell you how the Blue Hawks support Calgary police department.
The YouthLink Museum has a wonderful internet safety exhibit. The exhibit demonstrates how to make a safe profile and safe passwords. This is to keep your online account safe from the internet and online hackers trying to steal information from you and your family. The exhibit also gives some background information about the timeline of the computer.
Teni stated “ I liked the science lab. How you can tell how long ago the person died by the type of bugs and what stage it is at.”
The Police Interpretive Centre is a place you will never forget with it’s exhibits about your safety and how the police work in their units. If you want to enrol your child in Connect Charter you can visit connectcharter.ca. If you want to visit or find out more about the exhibits in the YouthLink Museum go to www.youthlinkcalgary.com.
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