Port Discover makes heart replicas with youths

LuAnne Pendergraft
February 01, 2008

Learn what makes the valves in your heart so unique. Listen to the "lub-dub" sound of your own heart, and make a replica of your heart's one-way valve during the Make-It-Take-It at Port Discover in February. The activity is available during the hours Port Discover is open and is free, thanks to a grant from the City of Elizabeth City. 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.