Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Find out about the “Magic of Clays” during Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science,

Elizabeth City, NC — Spend a morning playing in dirt! Thomas Campbell, extension agent at the Pasquotank County Extension Office, will demonstrate the magic of different soils found in Eastern North Carolina during “Magic of Clays,” Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science program, on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am. After discovering the “Magic of Clays,” visit the Museum of the Albemarle’s newest exhibit, “Formed, Fired and Finished: North Carolina Art Pottery” to view a demonstration by potter Carolyn Sleeper and participate in hands-on activities.

Second Saturday Science is Free, thanks to program sponsor, Gateway Bank. 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. To register for this program please call 252-338-6117 or email portdiscover@portdiscover.org. Find out more about Port Discover at 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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