Monday, March 8, 2010

Port Discover Opens Doors on Larger Space, Saturday, March 20

Elizabeth City, NC—Port Discover will open the doors to its expanded science center on Saturday, March 20, the first day of spring. In preparation for the move next door, Port Discover will close its current facility after business, Thursday, February 25.

Port Discover will open at 10:00 a.m. on March 20. A day full of programs is planned:

  • Project Grow, the community garden organization, will be on hand to answer questions and provide tips on starting a spring garden.

  • Professor Billy Younger from the College of the Albemarle will discuss the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, and what is significant about seasonal changes.

  • Dr. Maille Lyons, science advisor for Port Discover, will lead a program on testing and analyzing water samples, as part of Port Discover’s Plankton Watch, made possible thanks to a grant from Dominion Educational Foundation.

  • Smokey the Bear will make a visit, on behalf of the NC Forest Service.

  • Port Discover’s new address is 609 E. Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. 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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