Saturday, February 2, 2008

“Keeping a Healthy Beat” set for Second Saturday Science at Port Discover

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft
Phone: 252-335-3844

"Keeping a Healthy Beat" set for Second Saturday Science at Port Discover, February 9

(Elizabeth City, NC) — How does a heart pump? What does a blood pressure monitor do? How can you keep your heart healthy? On Saturday, February 9, staff members from Albemarle Hospital will be at Port Discover to present "Keeping a Healthy Beat", a child-friendly program on how to keep your heart healthy. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

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

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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