Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Port Discover Looks at the “Sun and Your Skin” at Second Saturday Science, August 11

Elizabeth City, NC— “Sun and Skin” is the focus of Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, Saturday, August 11. Dr. Jennifer Robertson, assistant professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill/Elizabeth City State University Pharmacy Partnership Program will lead the program. Dr. Robertson will take an up close look at skin using Derma View technology and will teach about the power of UV Rays. Information about the best ways to care for your skin will also be featured. The “Sun and Skin” program will include a take-home project featuring solar beads that turn color in the sun. The programs are appropriate for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grades. Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to our sponsor, Gateway Bank.

Programs are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Please call 338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 E. Main Street. Port Discover’s summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,

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