YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre gives Forensic Science a virtual holiday twist

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Calgary, AB: December 17, 2020 Home for the holidays (that’s a trick question!) and looking for something to do with your little ones? YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is excited to share #FestiveForensics: 12 Days of Experiments. 

Over the 12 days leading up to Christmas, YouthLink Calgary is sharing fun and easy experiments that will spark curiosity for science in junior investigators. The experiments are made simple, requiring materials that families can find around their homes.

We know the holidays are going to be unusual for families this year, so we wanted to create effortless experiments that can ignite excitement for little ones over the holidays, while also providing educational value. With a longer than usual gap between Christmas Break and the New Year, we hope parents can use these videos as a tool to have some fun learning with their children over the break.

The #FestiveForensics experiments include Fingerprint dusting ornaments, investigating who wrote a letter to Santa Claus and extracting DNA from strawberries, just to name a few. 

When new restrictions were announced for the province in response to growing numbers of COVID-19, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre temporarily closed to the public. While the Centre is quiet, our online presence is anything but! 

To join the festivities, follow us at @YouthLinkYYC on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube or YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre on Facebook. 

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is a non-profit, proudly funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation, where crime prevention, community safety and education are at the heart of everything we do. We provide unique programming in partnership with other community partners who are committed to building a stronger and safer Calgary.  

For media inquiries:
Tara Robinson, Executive Director
403-971-1275
trobinson@calgarypolice.ca