The Hour of Code. Dec. 7-13.
In support of Computer Science Education Week, nearly all of our classes will feature a special opportunity for students to experience a taste of the wonderful world of programming, with fun activities and challenges. The opportunity to learn about programming will be presented alongside a discussion of career opportunities and ways to continue to learn more on their own. This will be our third year offering this, and it was a big hit with all our students last year. Learn to Discover is a charter member of code.org
. Learn more
Please Help Us
- Volunteer Teacher Assistants (2-4 hours/week)
- Classroom Speakers from Science, Technology & Engineering Fields
- Donations of LCD Projectors and Laptops
We try to keep our class fees as low as possible. For this reason, we are actively seeking your tax-deductible contributions.
Thank you very much for your consideration!
Read About Us
Check out the great feature story
on us in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
our LEGO Robotics activities in Monterey County, as reported in the Monterey Herald
Check out our Past Events
page to see a representative sample of even more events we have either sponsored or participated in.
Family Fun Night - with Special Guest Speaker, Video Game Designer Mike Parisi! Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm.
Thank you for joining us for some ghoulish fun, drinks and snacks while you created your very own Halloween-themed video game
, Halloween treat bag (or bookmark or mask), and enjoyed other fun activities!
In addition, we were honored to be joined by Mike Parisi, a local video game designer
, who spoke to us about the video game industry and how to make our ideas digitally come to life, as well as about a game he has created called "Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game"
. Ages 3 and up were welcome! $5/person, or $15/family (4 or more). Learn more
Love Monday at Discretion Brewing. Monday, October 19, 2015.
There really WAS a reason to love Mondays! Thank you so much, Discretion Brewing, for supporting us! And, thanks to those who interacted with us at this great event! (On Love Mondays, Discretion Brewing
recognizes and “encourages local groups that do extraordinary things.” We were honored to have been chosen as one of these organizations!) Discretion Brewing contributed 20% of their beer sales to Learn to Discover
. Learn more
. Please give 'em a Like
on Facebook to thank them for their generous support of us! Address of Discretion Brewing: 2703 41st Ave., Soquel, CA.
). Their phone number is: (831) 316-0662.
Back IN School Expo. Saturday, October 3, 2015. Noon to 6pm. This free event at the Capitola Mall offered fun demonstrations, performances and special promotions. Learn to Discover offered robotics demonstrations from 2-3pm, and we met with many visitors met with us in our space at the Capitola Mall beteeen 10am and 2pm to learn about our offerings, stay for some drop-in time, and get to know us. Thanks to all for coming!
National Drive Electric Week event. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, from Noon to 4pm
, at Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola. We offered robotics activities
for the family, and helped visitors to learn about electric vehicles. Learn more
Santa Cruz County Fair. Sept. 16-20, 2015.
We had a great time hosting the Technology Department exhibits at the Santa Cruz County Fair and encouraging fair visitors to interact with our 3D Printers, Robots, Remote-Controlled Vehicles
, and much more. We also offered fun, hands-on activites (such as building various technology-themed contraptions). This year's theme was "Country Nights & Carnival Lights
", so we decorated with plenty of LED's, scale model carnival rides, and much more! Learn more
Intro to Animation Workshop at NuMu. Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 10:30am to Noon.
NuMu is the exciting New Museum of Los Gatos
. We offered a free 1½-hour Intro to Animation Workshop.
FREE Open House and Fun Fest. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10AM to Noon.
We invited you to drop by our site at the Capitola Mall to play with some of our fun, tech-based
products, and learn about our Ongoing Classes
and Summer Camps
. Visitors tried their hands at being a robotics engineer, animator, scientist, aviator, roller coaster builder or LEGO Designer. We had loads of LEGOs and cool robots for you to interact with, and much more! Guests experienced how all of our classes emphasize the connections between science, technology, art and design to help children explore the wonders of our world. And, the event was FREE! Location Map
Maker Faire Bay Area. Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2015.
Held at the San Mateo Event Center, Maker Faire, once again, proved that it is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. This is an annual don't-miss event! Learn more
"Soaring Thru the Sky" Flight Event. Friday, April 24th, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Thanks for joining us for some interactive fun with things that fly at our site at the Capitola Mall. Visitors interacted with the world of planes, helicopters and rockets. Guests flew helicopters, airplanes and zeppelins using our flight simulators
, and built with LEGOs & Erector sets
. Visitors learned some of the physics of what makes a paper airplane fly, constructed their own, and built one using plans from one of our great books.
Ages 4+ were welcome, and many families and friends attended. We provided the materials. Entry fee: $5 per person. Location Map