The Hour of Code. Dec. 5-11, 2016.
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 fourth year offering this, and it is always a big hit with all our students
! 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.
Santa Cruz County Fair. Sept. 14-18, 2016. Learn to Discover was happy to sponsor many of the activities of the Technology Department at the Fair this year. Highlights included a hands-on demonstration of virtual reality with Samsung Galaxy S7 phones and Samsung Gear VR headsets, where more than 3,000 visitors were treated to an exciting Runaway Mine Train ride, as well as other VR experiences. We also demonstrated PancakeBot - the world's first food printer that prints custom pancakes by automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle, taking 3D printing to a whole new level! Thanks to everyone who submitted entries to the Technology Department that helped to make this year's fair ("Cows, Plows & Oh Wows!") the best ever.
Maker Faire Bay Area. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2016.
Held at the San Mateo Event Center, Maker Faire, 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
Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz. This was the first Mini Maker Faire in Santa Cruz County! Learn to Discover demonstrated PancakeBot
- the world's first food printer capable of printing pancakes by automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle, taking 3D printing to a whole new level. The day provided many opportunities to experience innovation, creativity and fun, fun, fun! Learn more
Movie Premiere! The Legacy of Arrow Development (Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia California). Saturday, January 30, Gearworks Theater @ Six Flags Magic Mountain, 4PM.
Due to overwhelming demand, a second Premiere was held in Southern California, at Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park
. The showing was included with admission to the Park, and ACE members with membership cards were treated to priority seating! Check out the sneak peak of the movie!
. (P.S. Hundreds enjoyed the world premiere held at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose on Saturday, January 23, and the movie was greeted by an overwhelming number of rave reviews, including those by many people who used to work at Arrow!)
Movie Premiere! The Legacy of Arrow Development (Montgomery Theater, San Jose). Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:30pm.
Arrow Development was one of the most influential and creative roller coaster design and amusement park ride manufacturing organizations in the world, and it was based in Mountain View, CA (less than 40 miles from Santa Cruz)! It created many well-known rides & ride systems at Disneyland, including those for the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Mad Tea Party, King Arthur Carrousel, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Snow White's Scary Adventure, Autopia, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and more! Our son, Nicholas, has been the primary videographer and editor of this film, which tells the exciting story of Arrow, as seen through the eyes of theme park designers, park employees, and others. It was produced in cooperation with the American Coaster Enthusiasts
, a worldwide roller coaster enthusiast and preservation non-profit. For only $10 ($20 for a VIP ticket!), you can say you attended the Premiere at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose! Hundreds enjoyed the premiere, and it was greeted by rave reviews, including those by many people who used to work at Arrow! Check out the sneak peak of the movie!
The Hour of Code. Dec. 7-13, 2015.
In support of Computer Science Education Week, nearly all of our classes featured 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 was presented alongside a discussion of career opportunities
and ways to continue to learn more on their own. This was our third year offering this, and it was a big hit with all our students
, once again! Learn to Discover is a charter member of code.org
. Learn more