Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 2013: Port Discover’s Earth Day Festival!

Port Discover’s Earth Day Festival!

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover’s 2nd Annual Earth Day Festival is set for Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Elizabeth City’s Mariners’ Wharf Park. Don’t miss the Great Elizabeth City Earthquake at noon! The festival will also include a variety of demonstrations on topics like environmentally friendly living, waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency, homemade solar energy, and much more. Earth Friendly hands-on science activities will be available and free to visitors. This festival will be hosting Picnic for Earth, sponsored by The Natured Conservancy, so bring a lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Celebrate Earth Day with us while learning about the environment in a creative, fun, family-friendly atmosphere. This event is made possible thanks to the support of Gwen Bell, independent Shaklee distributor; Tobacco Reality Unfiltered Group of Pasquotank County; and Albemarle Regional Health Services.

Music will be highlighted throughout the day, thanks to the Battle of the Bands, a local music competition sponsored by the Youth Tobacco Prevention program of the Albemarle Regional Health Services.

Port Discover’s Earth Day Festival is part of the North Carolina Science Festival, April 5 – 21, throughout North Carolina. For more information visit

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. To find out more about the festival please call 252-338-6117 or email Find out more about Port Discover at Visit us on Facebook!

A hands-on science museum for the kid in all of us, 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 ASTC and the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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