Port Discover opens May 27

LuAnne Pendergraft
May 18, 2006 Port Discover, Northeastern North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science, will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. Port Discover was created for kids to experience hands-on science. The Center is located at 613 E. Main Street, Elizabeth City, next door to the Pasquotank Arts Council. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Beginning June 1, Port Discover's regular summer hours will be Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thursdays: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Center will also be open the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Port Discover's science education specialist, Wendy Pierce, will be on hand to answer questions. Port Discover is building a volunteer corps to assist with kids programs and administrative tasks. Stop by or call Port Discover at 338-6117 if you're interested in volunteering. 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 which 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 information about Port Discover call 338-6117, 335-3844 or visit www.portdiscover.org.