Friday, December 18, 2009

Get Ready to Lift Off @ Port Discover

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Get Ready to Lift Off!

Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science Focuses on the Science of Flight, Saturday, January 9

Elizabeth City, NC — How do planes stay in the air? Faculty from Elizabeth City State University’s Aviation Science Program will answer this question and demonstrate the mysteries of flight at Lift Off!, Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, January 9, at 11:00 am. Through demonstrations and hands-activities that illustrate Bernoulli’s Principles and Newton’s Laws, children will learn about the principles of flight. The program is geared toward 1st through 5th graders.

Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. 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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