Elizabeth City – Port Discover has launched “Ask Port Discover,” a blog designed to provide curious children with a place to pose science questions to working scientists. The blog expands on the in-center “Ask Port Discover” Question & Answer Exhibit that was introduced as part of a grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Ribbon of Hope program. Port Discover’s new blog is located at www.askportdiscover.blogspot.com.
Since launching “Ask Port Discover”, scientists have answered questions from kids, ranging from ‘What is the biggest shark tooth in the world?’ to ‘How come different bodies of water have different salinities?’ Among our scientists answering the questions are faculty members from Elizabeth City State University and College of the Albemarle, as well as science educators from Port Discover. Now, thanks to the Ask Port Discover blog, all those questions—and answers— are on-line. As children pose questions, and scientists answer them, they will be added to the blog. To pose a question, visit www.askportdiscover.blogspot.com.
Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and admission is free. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit www.portdiscover.org.
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.