Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May - June 2013: Port Discover Events

What’s Up at Port Discover

  • 1st Friday Kids Art-In:
    • Children must be age 5 - 12-years-old to participate. Space is very limited and reservations are encouraged. Cost is $10 for first child and $5 for each additional child (per family). Port Discover Membership is Required (Yet you can purchase a membership at the door)
      • Friday, May 3, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Port Discover offers Kids Night-In during the First Friday Art Walk. Parents let your children come to Port Discover to create some kid-friendly art and watch a movie, while you enjoy an evening on the town.
  • Cuatro de Mayo:
    • Grown-ups learn about the science of beer-making!
      • Saturday, May 4, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • Join Dr. Casey Nekl as he demonstrates the fascinating process of fermentation during “Quatro de Mayo,” Port Discover’s adult-only event. Tickets to “Quatro de Mayo” are $25 per person and seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at Port Discover or on-line at www.portdiscover.org.
  • Science Café - Topic: The DRS in?
    • It's a science program just for the local adult community in an informal, casual restaurant setting, participants will be able to add to the conversation and ask questions. This program is FREE to attend.
    • Located at La Fogata’s, 109 S. Hughes Blvd.
      • Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm
      • Come explore new and upcoming aviation projects with Don Davis from DRS Technologies, Inc.
  • Second Saturday Science:
    • Second Saturday Science is Free. Reservations are required.
      • Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am : Science Roast
      • Join Dr. Victor Adedeji Professor of Physics from ECSU and learn how energy is transferred from one object to another object. We will be cooking up some yummy science you don’t want miss.
  • Toddler Time:
    • A science program just for preschoolers, ages 3 – 5. Cost for the program is $5 per child and reservations are required. Parents or guardians must accompany the child.
      • Thursday, May 16, 10:00 am : Six Legged Friends
      • It’s a buggy world out there. Learn about the characteristics of insects and even examine some up close. Participants will make their own ant models from recycled products.
  • Afterschool Science:
    • Drop into Port Discover for some afterschool science—featuring a different theme each month. The program is Free and made possible thanks to the City of Elizabeth City.
      • Thursday, May 23, 4:00 pm : Egg to Chicken
      • We will take a close up look at chicken eggs as they begin to develop into little baby chicks. Mason Lawrence from the 4-H will be teaching an exciting class on embryology.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Science of Beer
  • Sprouting Scientists & Hands-On Historians CAMP
    • June 17-21, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Admission: $100/Non-Members $90/Members
    • Ages: 5 to 8-year-olds & 9 to 12-year-olds
    • Children will discover all the science and history in their own backyards! Reserve your child’s spot in this popular day camp, registration open now! Campers enjoy hands-on science experiments and history explorations.

For more information about these events and more from Port Discover please call 252-338-6117 or go to www.portdiscover.org.

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