Port Discover highlights middle school science fair winners

LuAnne Pendergraft
February 20, 2008

Port Discover will highlight award-winning, local, middle school science projects on February 21 and Thursday 28 from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Port Discover. The students will be with their projects to explain their experiments and findings and to answer questions from the public. "Port Discover sees this as a wonderful opportunity to showcase great science being done by local middle-schoolers," said Wendy Pierce, director of science education at Port Discover. "We hope that these middle school students will inspire younger visitors to continue to pursue science." Port Discover is located at 613 E. Main Street. 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, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu.