Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Science Camps Set at Port Discover

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Summer Science Camps Set at Port Discover

Elizabeth City, NC --- Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina’s Center for Hands-on Science, offers three science camps this summer, providing hands-on and age-appropriate activities for Kindergartners through eighth graders.

"Savvy Science Explorers," is scheduled for July 27 – 29 and designed for students who have completed 3rd – 5th grade. During the Savvy Science Explorers camp, the children will explore GPS & geocaching, gadgetology and kitchen science. Camp activities will give campers the opportunity to put their knowledge to use, including creating pizzas at Montero’s, building toys, and GPS scavenger hunts. Camp will run from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Cost is $75 per child; $67.50 for members.

"Animal Science Careers" is the theme for the science camp for students who have completed 6th – 8th grade. The camp is scheduled for August 3 – 5, from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Campers will meet professionals who earn their living caring for, studying, and training animals — from endangered species and the fish in the rivers to domesticated horses and dogs. They will also learn about necessary training and education and get an up-close look at this career path. Hours of the camp are 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Cost is $75 per child; $67.50 for members.

"Destination Science," gives Kindergartners – 2nd graders, a great science camp experience from August 10 – 12. Children will measure and observe in a science laboratory, explore the science behind toy building, and get dirty with some backyard science gardening. Activities during camp will give kids an opportunity to put their new found knowledge to use. Hours of the camp are 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Cost is $75 per child; $67.50 for members.

Summer camp registration forms are available at Port Discover. 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

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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