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Learning Center classes

The Learning Center's goal is to connect law enforcement and youth by providing engaging programs that challenge and empower students of all ages.  STEM-based programs will enhance learning and allow students to discover the many varied career opportunities within public safety, forensics, and criminal justice.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Check Point

Saturday August 19, 2023, 10:00am-2:00pm 

Did you know that 80% of Child Safety Seats are installed incorrectly?  Confused with rear facing, front facing, tethers and LATCH’s?  Visit the MSPMLC and a Nationally Certified Car Seat Technician will verify that you have the correct seat for your car, that properly fits your child, and that it is installed properly.  Just bring your car, seat and child to our rear parking lot on Cottage Street to keep your family safe!  No appointment necessary. 

This is a FREE event!

On the Case with Detective McNab!

Saturday August 26, 2023, 11:00am-12:00pm for ages 6-9

Surf’s Up!  Who’s Making a Splash?  Beach day for the Fantasy Forest residents!  They’re looking forward to some summer sun and fun until the pirates show up to steal the fun….AND picnic!  But was it the pirates or someone else?  Come help Det. McNab find the culprit who is stealing from the residents and causing mayhem!  Participants will search for clues, process, and examine the evidence, and finally identify the culprit.  This program is designed for children ages 6-9 and is limited to 15 participants.  There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies.  Pre-registration and non-refundable payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot in this class due to high demand.

CSI Workshop Session 1: MSP Case Study!

Saturday September 9, 2023, 11:00am-12:30pm for ages 14-17

Join Retired Trooper Landry as he discusses the investigation of a murder case he solved.  In this hands-on highly interactive program, participants will be guided through the process of the investigation while being encouraged to join in and offer their view of the evidence and witness accounts.  They will then work in groups to find and collect evidence including hairs and fibers.  This evidence will then be analyzed in future CSI sessions.  This program is designed for children ages 14-17 and is limited to 15 participants.  There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies.  Pre-registration and non-refundable payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot in this class due to high demand.

CSI Workshop Session 2: Prints, Imprints & Tool Impressions!

Saturday September 23, 2023, 11:00am-12:30pm for ages 14-17

In this session, Retired Trooper Landry and a current MSP Crime Scene Investigator will lead participants through the steps of analyzing the fingerprint, imprint, and tool impression evidence that was collected by the Junior Investigators during CSI Workshop Session 1.  New Investigators are welcome even if they did not attend Session 1.  This program is designed for children ages 14-17 and is limited to 15 participants.  There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies.  Pre-registration and non-refundable payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot in this class due to high demand.

Car Seat Safety

For more information about the MSPMLC Learning Center please contact Jen Whitman, MSPMLC Curriculum Director

at (508) 839-0001, or learningcenter@mspmlc.org.

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