Park ranger discusses Dismal Swamp creatures

LuAnne Pendergraft
August 25, 2008

Discover what lives in the swampy forests of the Great Dismal Swamp as Port Discover's Second Saturday Science presents Denizens of the Dismal, Saturday, September 13. Through taxidermy mounts, pictures-and even a few live "swamp creatures"-Ranger Signa Williams will lead the program and discuss the animals of the Dismal Swamp State Park. The program will be presented at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward elementary school aged children. Call 252-338-6117 for registration. Port Discover is located at 613 E. Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover's hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit 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. For more information, contact LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,