Friday, December 18, 2009

Port Discover Offers Free Science Fair Help Sessions in January

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Port Discover Offers Free Science Fair Help Sessions in January

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover science educators and local scientists and will be at Port Discover for free Science Fair Help Sessions in January. The help sessions will offer students assistance with science fair projects.

Help sessions are available on Saturdays in January from 1 – 5 (January 2, January 9, January 16, January 23); and on Thursdays in January from 3 – 5 (January 7, January 14, January 21 and January 28). Students are encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The January Science Fair 101 Help Sessions will continue Port Discover’s commitment to assist with science education. Science Fair 101 programs are made possible thanks to a grant from the Ribbon of Hope program of the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation.

Science Fair 101 Help Sessions are free, but donations are appreciated. Please call 252-338-6117 for an appointment.

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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