Port Discover announces events in January

LuAnne Pendergraft
January 03, 2006

Drawing from Nature is the focus of Port Discover's Second Saturday Science on Saturday, January 13. Professor Drusiano Scerbo, Professor of Art at Elizabeth City State University, will work with children to sharpen their observation skills as they sketch a beautiful shell from the Emma Rush Shell Collection. The program is set for 1 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Second Saturday Science is free and made possible by a grant from the Northern Albemarle Unrestricted Endowment and the Winifred J. Wood Endowment. Reservations will begin the first day of the month for that month's programs. In January, reservations will begin on January 2. Other programs during January include a Critter Feeder Make-It, a free daily program at Port Discover, and Toddler Time, set for January 18. The Toddler Time program for 2 and 3-year olds is at 9:30 and the program for 4 and 5-year olds is at 11 a.m. Reservations are requested for Toddler Time. Port Discover is located at 613 E. Main Street. Port Discover's regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 252-338-6117. Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science, Inc. 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. For more information, contact LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu