Learn to Discover
A 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization



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Current Class Offerings
  • Santa Cruz County:
    Brook Knoll Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    New Class Announced: Wednesdays, beginning March 1.

    Cabrillo College (Aptos): Register now!

    DeLaveaga Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    Three New Classes Announced: Tues., Thurs., and Fri., beginning the week of Jan. 31.

    Happy Valley School (Santa Cruz):
    New classes will be announced soon!

    Holy Cross School (Santa Cruz):
    New classes will be announced soon!

    Main Street Elementary School (Soquel):
    New classes will be announced soon!

    Mar Vista Elementary School (Aptos): Register now!
    New Class Announced: Wednesdays, beginning March 1.

    Mountain Elementary School (Soquel): Register now!
    New Class Announced: Wednesdays, beginning February 22.
    Note: Your student must be enrolled at this school to register for these classes.

    St. Francis High School (Watsonville): Register now!
    New Classes Announced: Mondays, beginning Jan. 30, and Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 31.

    Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School (Santa Cruz): Register now!
    New Class Announced: Wednesdays, beginning February 8.

    Vine Hill Elementary School (Scotts Valley): Register now!
    New Class Announced: Thursdays, beginning March 9, 2017.

  • Monterey County:

    Aromas Community Grange (Aromas):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Carmel Middle School (Carmel Valley):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Oldemeyer Community Center (Seaside):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Royal Oaks/Prunedale (Royal Oaks):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Seaside Homeschool Group (Seaside):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Tularcitos Elementary School (Carmel Valley):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

  • Santa Clara County:

    Loma Prieta Community Center (Summit Road/Los Gatos):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in 2017.

    Academic Antics (San Jose):
    3 New Programming and Robotics Classes Announced: Mondays, beginning January 9.
    To register, please visit the Academic Antics website.

    NUMU - New Museum Los Gatos:
    New workshoops will be announced soon!

    Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center (Morgan Hill):
    Thanks for your interest! Classes will resume in the Fall.

    West Hills Community Church (Morgan Hill): Register now!


  • Library Programs:

    Santa Cruz County & Monterey County Hands-on Science Exploration & LEGO Workshops
    Seaside Library (550 Harcourt Ave., Seaside)
    Second Wednesday of each month.
    Next event: To be Announced.
    Funded by The Friends of the Seaside Library. FREE!




Birthday Parties
Fun & Unique Party Themes!

Want to have a truly fun and different birthday party? How about robotics, animation, or creating your own video game? Learn more.

Gift Certificates
Give the Gift of Knowledge!

You can order Gift Certificates in any amount you wish. Surprise someone special with the gift of a stimulating class! Learn more.



Themed Entertainment Classes
Great New Classes Coming Soon!
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We are proud to be a member of the Themed Entertainment Association, an organization of creative professionals that design theme parks, roller coasters, attractions and compelling spaces. We have been working with several member organizations to develop some very exciting new courses that you will be hearing about soon. One of the new classes will combine LEGO Robotics with programmable RGB LEDs using the Arduino microcontroller. In the meantime, if you are interested in our Theme Park Design course [Course ID 810], please contact us.

Robotics & Electronics Classes
Wide Range of Classes, and More on the Way!

Our current robotics classes offer many different ways to explore the fascinating world of robotics. We offer classes using a variety of kits, including LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, LEGO WeDo™, LeTry, Parallax BoeBot, robotic arms, and many more. We are also completing the curriculum and testing out several new robotics courses that we know will be a big hit with kids, combining electronics, color, sound & music, choreography and sensors. We will soon be offering access and training of telepresence robots and we will be introducing the new Edison robots. Be sure to check out our current offerings, above, and contact us if you would like further information.



Our Mission
Ride the STEAM Train With Us!

Learn to Discover is a 501 c(3) nonprofit that designs, develops and delivers high-quality, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) courses and activities to kids from pre-school through high-school.

All of our offerings emphasize 21st-century skills such as critical & analytical thinking; problem-solving; teamwork/collaboration; respect; communication; creativity; and imagination. And, most important of all: they are fun!

All of our courses are taught in an environment conducive to successful learning, and encourage students to learn through exploration and discovery. We also demonstrate connections to real-life careers, and feature an inspiring guest speaker from a related profession whenever possible.

Our Programs
Wide Variety of Offerings & Locations

Sample programs:

  • After-School Programs at public and private schools
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Private Lessons
  • Push-in/Pull-out Programs
  • Workshops at Libraries
  • Workshops for Patients
  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, 4-H, & other youth organizations
  • Teach the Teachers
  • Girls & Young Women Programs
  • Fairs and Festivals
  • ROP Classes
  • Community Events
... and many others. If you don't see an offering that is appropriate for you, just Contact Us.

     
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Upcoming Events
Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. Saturday, April 29, 2017. Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz. The second annual Mini Maker Faire in Santa Cruz County promises to be even better than the first! The fascinating day provides many opportunities to experience innovation, creativity and fun, fun, fun! We encourage you to apply as a Maker by March 15! Or, just come the day of the show and soak up the atmosphere. Learn more.
Maker Faire Bay Area. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20-21, 2017. 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 County Fair. Sept. 13-17, 2017. Learn to Discover is proud to, once again, act as the chair of the Technology Department. We are working on our exhibits and encourage you to enter your own items in this year's fair. It's not too early to get working on your projects now! We will be announcing the fair theme and entry guidelines soon. 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.

Read about our LEGO Robotics activities in Monterey County, as reported in the Monterey Herald.

Past Events
Check out our Past Events page to see a representative sample of activities andevents we have either sponsored or in which we have participated.