Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 2011: Port Discover’s Afterschool Science presents “Green Thumb Challenge”

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, | Jessica Faulkingham, 252-338-6117,
Port Discover’s Afterschool Science presents “Green Thumb Challenge,” Thursday, April 21st

Elizabeth City, NC — Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of fresh air and planting to celebrate Earth Day. Port Discover partners with Shaklee in the Albemarle, and Project Grow, in partnership with Food Bank of the Albemarle, to present a “Green Thumb Challenge” at Port Discover’s Afterschool Science program on Thursday, April 21, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Children will prepare plants for Port Discover’s new “Kids Grow” community garden, made possible thanks to a grant from AgCarolina Financial. Students will also create recycling art to learn the importance of the 3 R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle!

For over 50 years, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to become Climate Neutral.

Afterschool Science is Port Discover’s free, interactive science program featuring a different and timely topic each month. Afterschool Science is made possible thanks to support from the City of Elizabeth City. No reservations are necessary for this event.

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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