Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 2012: "Embryology – Egg to Chicken" at Port Discover's Afterschool Science

Port Discover’s Afterschool Science presents “Embryology – Egg to Chicken” on May 24

Elizabeth City, NC — See what’s in Port Discover’s incubator! Mason Lawrence, with the NC Cooperative Extension, visits Port Discover to teach the basics of embryology during “Embryology – Egg to Chicken,” at Port Discover’s Afterschool Science, Thursday, May 24, at 3:00 pm. Take a close-up look at chicken eggs as they begin to develop into little baby chicks! The incubator and eggs will remain at Port Discover after the program.

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 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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