Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Port Discover’s Toddler Time Looks at “Swampy Critters”, Thursday, September 18

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu
Port Discover’s Toddler Time Looks at “Swampy Critters”, Thursday, September 18

Elizabeth City, NC — Preschoolers at Port Discover’s September 18 Toddler Time will learn all about “Swampy Critters” — the animals that inhabit the Great Dismal Swamp. The program will discuss why reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded and which birds lay and incubate their eggs in the winter. Everyone will make their own swampy critter to take home. The program begins at 10:00 am.

A fee of $5 per family and reservations are required. Program is for 3 – 5 year-olds and parents or guardians must accompany the child.

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 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.

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