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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
1, Mad Science Optical Illusions Science
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of optical illusions like the camera obscura, the mirror mirage and various other classic illusions. The concepts of refraction, the science of optics and the biology associated with sight will be covered. Periscopes will be introduced and after an instructional demonstration on the science and design behind the periscope, the children will construct their own to take home.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) HOW TO SHOP OUTSIDE THE BOX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
This program will teach you how to make smart consumer decisions about the everyday products we shop for – household, clothing, personal care, cosmetics, food and snacks, as well as nutritional supplements. Gary Feldman, who was an innovator in the nutritional supplement and personal care product field, will share trade information and teach you how to be a wise, “green” shopper. Learn why knowing where a product is manufactured can make a big difference, the meaning of “natural,” and more. Find out about ingredients you will want to avoid. Learn how to decipher the labels on many kinds of products. Attendees are welcome to bring in some of their favorite product labels. You will come away “thinking outside the box.”
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Che-Mystery (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Che-Mystery** Explore chemistry, one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences. Learn how to break polymer bonds and create soda pop. Grow your own “Mad Science Crystal Garden” to take home. Mad Science Enrichment Programs are fun explorations into science and technology, and they encourage informal learning through hands-on experience. All Mad Science workshops include a lot of fascinating equipment, supplies, and take-home materials which the children build themselves. The Mad Science mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining, and educational activities which instill a clear understanding of what science really is, and how it affects the world around them.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CHEMISTRY DETECTIVE Science
Students perform qualitative tests on common household powders, and on a “mystery” powder. They use analytical thinking and deductive reasoning to solve the identity of the unknown substance. Concrete ideas about atoms and molecules are formulated as students participate in this challenging program. 3rd - 7th grade
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Amazing Adaptations with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy and incredible live Animal Ambassadors for this interactive, educational and entertaining presentation. Library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Understand how habitats provide animals with all that they need to survive: food, shelter, water, air and space. Discover how animals have adapted to unending environmental challenges in their own unique ways. With live Animal Ambassadors, we will see some of these amazing adaptations. Meet tortoises, lizards, snakes and sugar gliders!
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
Manning, Kevin Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
I offer this fun-filled and exciting workshop engaging people of all ages in comprehending and appreciating the wonders of the universe. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! Over the next 1 ½ - 2 hours, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up in the courtyard or parking lot for viewing the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Color Lab (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
** Color Lab ** This workshop will introduce preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They will make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and will experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demostrations will be conducted to introduce students to the primary colors as well as color mixing. These are programs specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, and take place at your location. Our only requirements are: a room that can be darkened if needed, with tables and chairs where the children can work comfortably; a small table to set up our equipment and access to water and electricity. The children perform experiments, participate in demonstrations and, for most workshops, there is a take home item for each child at the end of the program. The Mad Science mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining, and educational activities which instill a clear understanding of what science really is, and how it affects the world around them.
$101- $200
Marki, Trish Silent Wings Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our education programs allow learners of all ages to see live birds of prey up-close and to learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. We also discuss the conservation issues that impact them and how to make a difference. We offer hands-on learning with real feathers,talons and other interactive items for the audience. We also touch on wildlife rehabilitation and local wildlife and what to do when you find injured or orphaned wildlife.
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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