Friday, June 4, 2010

June 2010 - Science of Sound at Port Discover

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,

ECSU’s Teacher of the Year Dr. Christopher Palestrant Featured

Port Discover Examines the Science of Sound

Elizabeth City, NC — Boom! Gong! Ting! How is sound made? What makes sounds different? Dr. Chris Palestrant, Associate Professor of Music at Elizabeth City State University, will present the Science of Sound at Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, June 12, 11:00 am. Through a series of entertaining and interactive activities, Dr. Palestrant will guide children through the science of sound.

Dr. Palestrant was recently named Teacher of the Year at Elizabeth City State University. He is also a member of the blues band, Uphill.

Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Please call 252-338-6117 to register.

Port Discover is located at 611 E. Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s new Saturday hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Port Discover’s hours Tuesday through Friday are 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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