Wednesday, August 29, 2007

News from Port Discover

Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science looks at “Creatures of the Night”, Saturday, September 8

Elizabeth City, NC— The deep sea animals which live in the dark, cold sea is the focus of “Creatures of the Night”, Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science program on Saturday, September 8. The program will look at how these animals survive without light and how they adapt to the deep, dark ocean. The program will be presented by Mandi Young, science teacher at Albemarle School and recipient of the 2007 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher-at-Sea program.

The programs are appropriate for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grades. Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to our sponsor, Gateway Bank. Donations are accepted. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 E. Main Street. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.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.

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