Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Healthy Teeth the Focus for February's Second Saturday Science

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu
Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science Marks Dental Health Month with "Happy Teeth, Healthy Kids", February 14

Elizabeth City, NC — To recognize February as Dental Health Month, Port Discover presents the Second Saturday Science program, "Happy Teeth, Healthy Kids," Saturday, February 14. Special guest speaker will be local dentist, Dr. Jason Banks, who will present a program focusing on tooth development and oral hygiene. Children will learn how oral health can affect the rest of the body and receive valuable information on cavity prevention. The program is set for 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward elementary school aged children. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

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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