Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 2010 - News from Port Discover: Learn All About Geology at Rock On!

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu | Jessica Faulkingham, 252-338-6117, jessica@portdiscover.org
Learn All About Geology at Rock On! Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, September 11

Elizabeth City, NC — Young rock hounds are invited to Rock On! and learn all about geology at Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, September 11 at 11:00 am. Dr. Thomas Rossbach, professor of geology at Elizabeth City State University, will provide an expert overview of rocks, fossils and minerals. Children are encouraged to bring in samples for Dr. Rossbach to identify.

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

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

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