Friday, March 11, 2011

March 2011: Port Discover’s Afterschool Science Presents “1 + 1 Equals Achoo!”

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, | Jessica Faulkingham, 252-338-6117,
Port Discover’s Afterschool Science Presents “1 + 1 Equals Achoo!”
A Kids’ Health Awareness Program, Thursday, March 24

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover’s Afterschool Science presents “1 + 1 Equals Achoo!,” a kid’s health awareness program, on Thursday, March 24 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Dr. Maille Lyons, from Old Dominion University, presents the unique interactive game illustrating how sickness can spread through a community. Children will also learn what can be done to prevent the germs from spreading and stay healthy!

The program, “1 + 1 Equals Achoo!” is made possible thanks to a grant from National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health’s joint Ecology of Infectious Diseases program to Old Dominion University. Afterschool Science is Port Discover’s free, interactive science program featuring a different and timely topic each month. This afterschool science program is made possible thanks to support from the City of Elizabeth City. No reservations are necessary.

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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