Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Super Heroes Of Invention
Program category: Science
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience level: Family
Audience size: unlimited
Program description: Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta will explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented/ discovered them. Your patrons will be introduced to Archimedes and find out why things float. We’ll do an experiment and see if rocks float. Who invented balloons? We’ll bring along a skull of a real Triceratops and discuss how the first Triceratops was discovered in 1887. In addition, we will cover the origins of playing cards, the toothbrush, x rays and a host of fascinating discoveries. With each super hero, inventor, we will do an experiment to demonstrate the invention or discovery. In addition, we’ll host the “What’s That Invention Game Show”, lots of audience participation and a touch of magic.
Space/special requirements: Three six foot tables and a power outlet.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: If you get another library to book on the same day, there is a discount.
Other notes: Mike and Roberta have been presenting their programs in libraries and schools since 1998. Each year the couple and their team conducts paleontological digs in North and South Dakota.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Program last updated: 01/06/2015
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Dino Dig
Performer name: Mike Straka
Phone: 570-588-1930
Mailing address: 1152 Falls Rd.
Bushkill, PA 18324
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Mt Tabor Library, Mt. Tabor, NJ., Butler Library, Butler, NJ. , Elkins Park Library, Elkins Park, PA , Wissahickon Valley Library, Blue Bell, PA. , Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, Red Hill, PA.
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Performer information last updated: 06/11/2016


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