Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 2011: Dissection Discovery Set for Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu | Jessica Faulkingham, 252-338-6117, jessica@portdiscover.org
Dissection Discovery

Set for Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science,

Saturday, January 8

Elizabeth City, NC — Dr. Maurice Crawford, the Marine Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator at Elizabeth City State University, is the featured presenter at Dissection Discovery, Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, January 8 at 11:00 am. Dr. Crawford will lead the exploration inside the world of squid and fish. Children will learn about dissection processes as they use “goo” and other items to simulate fish stomachs and get a close-up view of a squid dissection led by Dr. Crawford.

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 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 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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