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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS & OCEANS DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil Adventure Museums,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We bring the museum to you! Giant exhibits & interactive, entertaining performance - 50+ life-size & genuine museum-quality fossils, 5-500 million years old. Topics: extinction theory, plant vs. meat-eaters, fossil formation..Act as paleontologist during fossil dig...Take home genuine specimens like dinosaur bone, shark teeth...16th year. Seen by millions. Clients include Bronx Zoo, National Geographic. Gems Rock and Oceans Rock too.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's THOMAS EDISON: INVENTOR, LECTURER, & PRANKSTER History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person, at your school! One of America's most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison (as portrayed by Broadway performer Patrick Garner), engages your students in this exciting, hands-on, motivational program. Some audience members will have the chance to help recreate some of his most famous experiments, and along the way, Edison shares several secrets that students can utilize in their day-to-day lives.
$501- $1000
Lappen, Henry A Passion for Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A Passion for Birds is a comic, interactive, educational show about adaptation. It uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different species have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Combining his passion for nature and performance, Henry weaves through the crowd acting out the birds while explaining the hows and whys of their diverse appearances and actions. Participants get to don the masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons. Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 30 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing, and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California’s Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life. In this life, he is also a tango dancer!
$351- $500
Bureau, Sandra On your mark, get set, blow! Nature- Other,
Science
Wind spreads seeds, butterflies and birds use wind to soar, sand and snow form dunes and water waves with wind. We’ll explore all the cool things wind does in nature through games and projects. We do this through activities, games and participants always have some project to bring home with them. I can modify for a preschool audience also
$101- $200
1, Mad Science ~Mad Science Workshops~ Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
These programs are fun, hands-on science classes. Mad Science has over 100 workshop topics, each with its own take-home project - everything from Life Sciences and Physical Sciences to tobacco prevention workshops. All classes are taught by experienced instructors using professional materials and equipment. Class size is limited so that each child can have a truly hands-on experience. Most programs are for elementary school-age children, but special pre-school workshops are available. Check out the topics listed below or visit our website at: www.midhudson.madscience.org
$201- $350
Zimmermann, Linda Mysterious Stone Sites History,
Science
There are mysterious stone chambers, walls, and perched boulders in the Northeast that may be ancient ceremonial sites with astronomical alignments. Were they built by Native Americans or pre-Columbian voyagers from Europe?
$201- $350
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Detective Science Science
Students will have a chance to step into the role of a Mad Science Detective. They will explore various methods employed by forensic scientists to help solve crimes including: fingerprint analysis, examination of dental records and investigating written materials. An identification kit will be sent home with each student so they can record their own fingerprints and other vital information about themselves.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Google Earth Expeditions Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Where does your food come from? Clothing? Students will tabulate all the things they use in a day to run their life, and then we will see what impact their choices have on the whole planet! I will teach them how to create a flying journey as we explore where all their daily things come from. Bring a USB storage device to save it and take it home to share with family and friends. Grades 5-12.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Bouncing Light Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You have all looked into a mirror but have you ever played with it? Explore bouncing light to make some fun reflections. Make your own funny 'face-mirror' to take home.
$101- $200
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