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Program Information

Program name: Inventing A Better World
Program category: History
Literature- Creative Writing
Literature- Authors
Program length: 60 Minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 150 Maximum
Program description: Science celebrity and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a wild and wacky look at the history of inventions. Drawing on his book, What a Great Idea, Inventions That Changed the World, Steve engages participants with stories of great inventors and inventions.This high-energy show is especially designed for family audiences and encourages participants to explore their inventive side by challenging them to create and construct some inventions of their own. Beginning with early stone tools, participants discover how simple machines such as the wedge, lever, and inclined plane were used by our ancestors to not only put food on the table, but help them build some extraordinary structures, many of which are still standing today. Traveling through time, we look at how simple advances in building techniques coupled with the wheel and axle helped to propel people forward and make the industrial revolution possible. We conclude with the fascinating story of the development of electricity and how it opened the door for everything from light bulbs and motors to cellphones and lasers. After the presentation Steve will be available to meet and greet audience members and autograph copies of some of his books.
Space/special requirements: 6 foot table
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Standard fee is $350
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 11/16/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: The Dirtmeister
Performer name: Stephen Tomecek
Phone: 917 797 0965
Mailing address: Science Plus Inc. PO Box 260066
Bellerose, NY 11426
E-mail address: thedirtmeister@aol.com
Website: http://www.dirtmeister.com
Performer's agent: None
   
Previous appearances at: Cannon Library, Delhi, NY, Salina Free Library, Mattydale, NY, North Onondaga Public Library, North Syracuse NY, Marcellus Public Library, Seneca Falls Library, Seneca Falls NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 01/29/2019

 

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