Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September at Port Discover

September at Port Discover

Science Fairs, Sound, Spinners of Color & Celebrating the Great Outdoors! Stop by Port Discover this September for some super science.

Second Saturday Science: Scientific Method 101
Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Learn the basics of the scientific method with Dr. Maille Lyons, science adviser for Port Discover and postdoctoral research scientist at Old Dominion University. How do I make a hypothesis? What is the control? What is the difference between independent and dependent variables? Find out how to choose, design, and execute an experiment for a successful science fair project. Second Saturday is free, thanks to sponsor Gateway Bank, but reservations are requested.

Toddler Time: Can You Hear Me?
Thursday, September 17, 10:00 am

Learn about sound and how it travels. Young scientists will be challenged to identify some unknown sounds. Children will make their own sound phones. Cost for the program is $5 per family and reservations are required. Parents or guardians must accompany the child.

Make-It-Take-Its: Color Spinners

Explore the color wheel and what happens when colors are mixed. Make your own color combination with an original color spinner. The activity is free and available when then Center is open.

Take A Child Outside:
Thursday, September 24, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Port Discover marks the national Take A Child Outside Week on September 24 with an after-school nature program, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Drop in and discover great outside activities. For more info on the national Take A Child Outside Week, visit

Join Port Discover: Get the most out of Port Discover --- become a member. For more information about membership visit the "Get Involved" page at

Port Discover
613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Hours: Tues - Sat., 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups.
Free admission. Donations encouraged.

Port Discover is a non-profit organization with programs made possible through the support of Elizabeth City State University and other community partners.

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails