Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover has become a partner for the national “Take A Child Outside” week, September 24 – 30. During the week people are invited to make a pledge to take a child outside to experience the natural world. As part of the week-long program, Port Discover is hosting an afterschool nature walk on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 pm. Dr. George Taylor, environmental educator and proprietor of NC EcoTours, will guide children on a nature walk within walking distance of Port Discover.
Reservations are requested for the Take A Child Outside nature walk, September 27. To reserve a spot, contact Port Discover at 252-338-6117. The program is free.
For other opportunities and suggestions for encouraging children in the outdoors, visit http://www.takeachildoutside.org/. This effort was inspired by the book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Port Discover will also have suggestions and recommendations available in the Center. In North Carolina, “Take A Child Outside” week is being coordinated by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or http://www.portdiscover.org/.
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.