Wednesday, September 26, 2007

October 13th - Second Saturday Science

Kids Encouraged to Observe “Amoebas in Motion” at Second Saturday Science, October 13

Elizabeth City, NC— Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science will focus on “Amoebas in Motion” on Saturday, October 13 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. The program will look at the microscopic organisms that live in the rivers and waterways around the Albemarle and consider why these tiny creatures are important. During the program, children will gather samples from the river, prepare slides for the microscope, and observe the movements of microscopic creatures such as amoeba and paramecium. Dr. Jeffrey Rousch, assistant professor of biology at Elizabeth City State University, will direct the program.

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 am and 11:00 am. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street. 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 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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