Supporting Our Mission:
Discovery Science Foundation’s mission is to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact throughout Southern California. Focused on four core initiatives: STEM Proficiency, Environmental Stewardship, Early Learning and Healthy Living, Discovery Cube’s programs aim to bring children and science together in a fun learning environment that promotes wellness, school readiness and science literacy. Our reach extends far beyond the walls of the physical science center to provide in-school science education programs for students and professional development for teachers that incorporates hands-on science learning with Next Generation Science Standards.
Supporting our Signature Programs:
Science Explorer Field Trips
School groups visiting Discovery Cube on field trips receive: (1) pre-visit lesson plans to help teachers prepare students for their visit; (2) grade-specific exhibit guides which include activities for home; (3) an interactive science demonstration that brings classroom lessons to life; (4) table-top stations for one-on-one learning experiences; and (5) a “Come Again” student pass to return to the Cube with their families.
Science to Go Outreach Programs
In-school or after-school hands-on, interactive programs are provided by the Cube’s experienced, credentialed team of educators. There is a full range of grade-specific programs designed to reinforce and enhance classroom lessons, with everything from assemblies for over a hundred students to lab experiences with just a handful of students and multi-day workshops after school.
Future Scientists & Engineers of America (FSEA)
Science Kits FSEA science kits guide students through grade-specific hands-on projects that increase knowledge and develop skills vital to the workplace, such as working together as a team, developing and testingbhypotheses, solving problems, and much more. The science kits are offered free of charge to 1,600 students in underserved Orange County schools each year.
Professional Development for K-12 Educators
Teachers are invited to workshops, evenings of science and offered free admission. These programs increase their knowledge of science concepts, introduce cutting-edge methods of instruction, and provide high quality lesson plans and activity materials so they may confidently teach science in the classroom.
Supporting our Exhibits:
- 120 themed permanent and traveling exhibits serve as interactive teaching resources
- Boeing Rocket Lab, Planetary Research Station, Science of Hockey, Eco Challenge, Dino Quest, Mission Control, Helicopter Tour, Inspector Training Course and our Water Gallery are some of our signature permanent exhibits
- Star Wars, Sesame Street, Indiana Jones, LEGO Travel Adventure, Mythbusters, and Sherlock Holmes represent some of our popular traveling exhibits
To learn more about becoming an Innovator and additional levels of giving, contact Michelle Highberg, Director of Development, at 714-263-3848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.