Monday, February 7, 2011

February 2011: Keeping the Beat! at Port Discover’s Toddler Time

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, | Jessica Faulkingham, 252-338-6117,
Keeping the Beat! at Port Discover’s Toddler Time, Thursday, February 17th

Elizabeth City, NC — Preschoolers will learn about how their hearts work, what food helps their hearts stay healthy, and more during “Keeping the Beat!” Port Discover’s Toddler Time program, on Thursday, February 17 at 10:00 am. Children will discover how to create their own stethoscopes.

“Keeping the Beat!” is a part of Port Discover's Kinetic Kids programs made possible by University Health Systems Foundation and Albemarle Hospital Foundation. Toddler Time is a special science program just for preschoolers, ages 3 – 5. Cost for the program is $5 per family and reservations are required. Parents or guardians must accompany the child.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The science center’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

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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