Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Science Fair 101 Help Sessions Begin January 8

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu
Science Fair 101 Help Sessions Begin Thursday, January 8, at Port Discover

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover science educators and local scientists and will be at Port Discover for Science Fair 101 Help Sessions beginning Thursday, January 8 and continuing each Thursday afternoon through January 29. The help sessions will offer students one-on-one assistance with science fair projects and are scheduled for 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Students are encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Science Fair 101" Help Sessions were initiated by Dr. Maille Lyons, postdoctoral research scientist at Old Dominion University. Fran MacDonald, Director of Science Education at Port Discover, and Marcella Kappesser, Port Discover Science Educator, presented the Science Fair 101 program to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in November. The January Science Fair 101 Help Sessions will continue Port Discover’s commitment to assist with science education. Science Fair 101 Help Sessions are free, but donations are appreciated. Please call 252-338-6117 for an appointment.

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 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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