Thursday, October 18, 2007

News from Port Discover

Discover the Science of the Dark at Port Discover, October 30 & 31

Elizabeth City, NC — Explore the creatures of the night, pirates of the sea, and things that spark in the dark at Port Discover on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31. Learn about bats and how these creatures sense in the dark. Find out why pirates where those eye patches. Create sparks from quartz rocks and wintergreen candies. There will be lots of hands-on activities to try and goodies to take home! The activities are free and ongoing throughout Port Discover’s hours, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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

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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