Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 2010 - Port Discover Invites Kids to Get Their Hands in the Earth on Earth Day

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,

Port Discover Partners with Shaklee

Port Discover Invites Kids to Get Their Hands in the Earth on Earth Day, April 22

Elizabeth City, NC — Celebrate Earth Day at Port Discover, Thursday, April 22, by cultivating your own piece of the Earth! In partnership with Independent Shaklee in the Albemarle, Port Discover will provide children with tomato plants, organic soil and fertilizer to encourage kids to grow their own food this summer. The tomato plant and growing supplies will be given away to children, free of charge, between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, on Earth Day, April 22, at Port Discover.

As part of the Tomato Growing Challenge, children will be given a Tomato Care Chart and will be asked to bring samples of their tomatoes back to Port Discover in July. A goal of the Tomato Growing Challenge is to engage children in reducing, reusing and recycling in the community. Port Discover’s Tomato Growing Challenge is made possible thanks to a partnership with Independent Shaklee distributors in the area. For over 50 years, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally-friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to become Climate Neutral.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 p.m. 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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