Wednesday, November 21, 2007

News from Port Discover

Port Discover Hosts NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Fossils and Prehistoric Life, Dec. 8

Elizabeth City, NC -- Port Discover will host naturalists from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for its Second Saturday Science program, “Fossils and Prehistoric Life”, Saturday, December 8. Children will investigate how fossils are formed and discover how scientists use them to study animals and the world of the distant past. They will also have the opportunity to search for their very own fossils to take home. Naturalists will also have live animals that are studied today to learn about prehistoric life. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 am and 11:00 am and, due to limited space, reservations are required.

Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward 1st through 5th grade children. The program is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Please call 252-338-6117 to register.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. 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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