Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shadow Science at Port Discover

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
"Shadow Science" is February’s Make-It-Take-It at Port Discover

Elizabeth City, NC — Groundhog Day was February 2, but at Port Discover the groundhog and its shadow is being honored all month with the "Shadow Science" Make-It-Take-It. Young visitors can learn about shadows and sources of light and take home their very own shadow puppets. The activity is free to children visiting the center and is available during hours the center is open.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street. 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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