santa cruz children's museum of discovery
May 2019

Founding Director of the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Retires

After four and half years of volunteering as Executive Director of the SCCMOD, co-founder Patrice Keet, will be retiring in June. The Board of Directors and Patrice tell us that there will be a smooth and well-planned transition as Dr. Rhiannon Crain will be stepping in as Interim Executive Director. Rhiannon has the distinction of being a founding Board member of the Museum bringing her knowledge, expertise and degree in Museum Science to the position. Previously she was Executive Director of Yardmap, a Citizen Science program of Cornell University.

santa cruz children's museum of discovery
ALL COLOR students in Susan Penprase’s third grade class at Watsonville Charter School of the arts entered last month’s coloring contest and we couldn’t pick only one winner. They all received two free passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. check out this month’s coloring page.

To celebrate Patrice’s dedicated work with the Museum and insure sustainability of the Museum, an adult-only Casino Night fundraiser is being held at the MOD on Saturday June 8 from 5 – 9:30 pm. In additional to a professional gaming company, food and drinks will be provided along with gaming chips, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets for the event are $100. per person and are available at or on the Museum website

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