Friday, March 16, 2012

March 2012: "Dirt Rocks!" at Port Discover's Afterschool Science

Port Discover’s Afterschool Science presents “Dirt Rocks!” on March 22

Elizabeth City, NC — Become a soil scientist during Dirt Rocks!,” at Port Discover’s Afterschool Science, Thursday, March 22, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Afterschool young scientists will conduct several soil tests in our "Kids Grow Garden" to help prepare for spring planting. Hands-on tests for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and soil pH will be taken to analyze the soil quality. Data collected will help Port Discover prepare soil for a fruitful garden in 2012. There is more to dirt than meets the eye!

Afterschool Science is Port Discover’s free, interactive science program featuring a different and timely topic each month. Afterschool Science is made possible thanks to the City of Elizabeth City.

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

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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