Monday, August 9, 2010

August 2010 - Recycled Rockets to Launch at Second Saturday Science

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,
Recycled Rockets to Take Off at Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, August 14

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science shoots for the skies on Saturday, August 14, when children will learn about the concepts of physics as they build their own rockets. The rockets will all be built of recycled materials, reinforcing Port Discover’s focus on environmentally-friendly activities. Leading the program will be William T. Younger, professor of physics and astronomy at the College of the Albemarle. The program begins at 11:00 am.

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

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s Port Discover’s hours Tuesday through Friday are 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 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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