Science on Patrol program
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany Police Athletic League made a visit to students at Albany's Hackett Junior High School. They're hosting an after school program called Science on Patrol to teach kids about forensic science and crime scene investigations.
Police set up mock crime scenes to teach the kids how technology, engineering and math skills can be applied to science. Students learn how to handle an investigation and how to perform finger print tests.
Program directors say the program not only teaches the students about science, but life lessons they can take with them as they get older.
"And they don't realize it, but it will help them you know do better in school. All the studies have shown if you engage the kids in the after school setting, keep them interested in science and math, through programs such as this, innovative programs such as this, the kids will do better in life and that's what our goal is," said Albany PAL Executive Director Lenny Ricchiuti.
All the Albany public middle schools will be able to participate in Science on Patrol starting in the fall.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.