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15th Anniversary Fundraiser – October 20, 2019

Celebrate reDiscover's 15th anniversary! Come to reDiscover's Fall Fundraiser for your own chance to get your hands on real tools and real materials, plus enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Use a drill. Try out the chop saw (closely supervised!). Make your own wood scrap sculpture. Give to support reDiscover's scholarship programs and community...

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Meet the Facilitators: Margaret Starbuck

Margaret knows her stuff. As a technical theater major at UCLA, she mastered carpentry, scenic work, AV, and a host of theater disciplines. Totally unflappable, she loves hearing about the plans of our tinkerers and figuring out with them how to make it into amazing projects. Margaret has been with reDiscover since 2018 involved...

Sam and tinkerer with jigsaw

Meet the Facilitators: Sam Balfus

Sam Balfus connects with children. Wonderfully. A calm and patient teacher who just so happens to be an awesome artist in 2D, 3D, and digital media, Sam has been involved in maker education since 2017. Sam brings enthusiasm to everything he does, lighting up a room and sharing the love. Next time you see...

Community Activities

reDiscover Center’s Community Programs are great for festivals, library and museum events, school fairs, farmer’s markets, and fundraisers. They can easily be modified for private groups like birthday parties. We offer experiential and project based activities that combine art, tinkering, and exploration. All reDiscover activities use creative reuse materials collected from LA businesses and...

Meet the Facilitators: Jenna Ervin

Miss Jenna (as she's known to her students) has coordinated and facilitated the Pali Design Lab since its opening in 2018. A talented camp leader, classroom educator, museum teacher, and maker, she previously worked at Kidspace Children's Museum and Yosemite National Park. Jenna is funny, kind to students and colleagues alike, and widely experienced...

Meet the Facilitators: Jae Hinrichs

Jae Hinrichs has been facilitating open studios, workshops, and camps with reDiscover since 2015. They're a favorite among parents and tinkerers alike. Jae is an experienced STEAM educator who has worked with LA Makerspace and LA's Best, specializing in youth development. They create a welcoming presence for all newcomers, mixing a great personal style...

A Culture of Safety

One of reDiscover’s favored phrases is “A Culture of Safety.” It’s the name of our core professional development workshop and top of mind for our facilitators in all of our programs. Culture is subtle, social, diverse, and vastly important. As the business aphorism goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A teacher with a great...

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