Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bears of the Dismal Swamp Featured at Second Saturday Science

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Bears of the Dismal Swamp Featured at Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, July 11

Elizabeth City, NC — Learn about the more than 300 black bears that call the Dismal Swamp home at Port Discover’s next Second Saturday Science, "Just the Bear Essentials", July 11. Ranger Signa Williams from the Dismal Swamp State Park will use taxidermy mounts, skulls, pictures, and more to present the program highlighting the black bears that inhabit the swamp. "Just the Bear Essentials" will be offered at 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

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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