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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Kuhn, Lindsay Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Smoke Ridge Organics is a fully operating organic farm located in Rochester, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, calf, sheep, goat, pig, angora rabbit, peacock, turkey, chicken, duck, and quail; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Visco, Christopher THE GEOLOGY OF MARS Nature- Environment,
Science
Mars is the most explored planet in our solar system. This program will present the latest findings about the geology of the planet Mars and the search for life. Photographs taken from orbit and the surface will be shown and explained.
$101- $200
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Frozen Fins: The Art and Science of Ice Diving Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
When the weather turns cold and the local waters turn to ice, many divers pack up their dive gear and wait for the return of summer. Some hasten its arrival with a trip to warmer climates while winter maintains its grip on the north. But the arrival of winter does not need to mean the end of local diving. In this program, you will learn the techniques, equipment requirements and reasons for safely venturing below the ice in one of diving’s most challenging, and rewarding, activities: Ice Diving. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they explain the “hows” and “whys” of ice diving and introduce you to some of the best places to dive beneath the ice.
$201- $350
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
Dolan, Mary Beth Let's Get Buggy! Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Created for 2008 summer reading program!!! Learn fun bug facts while creating your own insect friends using polymer clay! A hands-on fun-shop- a great way to use your imagination to make a bug (or two) to take home. Participants will use polymer clay to create a bug, and we'll bake them and they can take them home. while the bugs bake, we will do fun bug-related activities.
$351- $500
Dayan, Nomi Dark & Delicious / Starry Starry Night / Sleepy Salves Life Skills- Food,
Science,
Visual Arts- Painting
We present three programs for teens this summer. In "Dark and Delicious," learn how to create a chocolate painting using melted dark chocolate. Use artifacts for inspiration to sketch a monochromatic scene that you can eat! In "Starry Starry Night," explore ways artists have captured the night and use charcoal and watercolor to create a nightscape. All materials supplied. In "Sleepy Salves," mix up soothing masks with sea salts and other creations to become part of your nightly routine. Use lavender scents, fill a tea bag with chamomile, and go home with your creations.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Oil spill Science
Oil spills pollute the ground and cause environmental damage. Discover why oil and water don't mix and create your own method of cleaning up an oil spill. Learn how scientists have developed an incredible solution to clean up future oil spill disasters.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning SIMPLE MACHINES: Duplo In Action Science
Using age appropriate kits, students will build various simple machines. Participants make a tambourine using the machines built with Lego-Dacta kits. Pre-K - 2nd grade
$201- $350
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