Published: Jul 24, 2013 8:34 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 24, 2013 8:38 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Some middle school students in Cape Coral got an up-close look at a Lee County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

The chopper landed at Mariner Middle school, and it's part of the LCSO Summer Youth Program, through school resource officers.

All through the summer, kids get to learn about the sheriff's office, and get to speak with SWAT team members, and the forensics team, for example.

Leaders hope this inspires the next generation. The kids were able to climb inside the chopper, and see how it works.

The LSCO aviation unit has visited 8 other schools, and Mariner Middle was the last one for the summer.