Tuesday, March 20, 2012

April 2012: Port Discover Earth Day Festival!

Port Discover Earth Day Festival!
April 21 at Mariner’s Wharf Park, Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover’s first Earth Day Festival is set for Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Elizabeth City’s Mariners’ Wharf Park. The free family event will feature demonstrations and information about all aspects of creating and living an environmentally-friendly life. Earth friendly hands-on science activities will be free and available for all ages. Topics and activities will include: water quality, recycled crafts, energy efficiency, and much more. The First Baptist Church Puppeteers will perform a special Earth Day show. The event is made possible thanks to the support of Gwen Bell, independent Shaklee distributor; Culligan of Elizabeth City; and the Elizabeth City Parks and Recreation.

Music will be highlighted throughout the festival, thanks to the Battle of the Bands, a local music competition sponsored by the Youth Tobacco Prevention program of the Albemarle Regional Health Services. Music will begin at 11:00 am.

Port Discover’s Earth Day Festival is part of the North Carolina Science Festival, April 13 – 29, throughout North Carolina. For more information visit www.ncsciencefestival.com.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The science center’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.

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