Port Discover Offers Weekend Science Lab Experience, October 16

Kesha Williams
October 11, 2010

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Port Discover, in partnership with Elizabeth City State University, offers Weekend Science Lab Experience on Saturday, October 16 at 9 a.m. at Elizabeth City State University.  The program will offer 9- to 12-year-olds the opportunity to work with a scientist in the labs at ECSU and conduct a hands-on scientific experiment.  The program is open to the public.  Reservations are required.

Dr. Margaret Young, professor of biology at Elizabeth City State University, will lead children, 4th and 5th graders (9 to 12-year-olds), through "Cloning of a Chrysanthemum."  Each student will make a culture of a chrysanthemum under sterile conditions at the ECSU labs, while using appropriate scientific techniques they will create the environment necessary for plant growth.

Cost for the Weekend Science Lab Experience is $10 ($8 for members) and includes all materials. Reservations required.  To make a reservation or for more information, contact Port Discover at (252) 338-6117 or portdiscover@portdiscover.org.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street, Elizabeth City.  Port Discover's hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups.  For more information call 252-338-6117 or 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.