Performers and Programs

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Bertles, John Recycling Remix Music,
Nature- Environment,
A 3+ performer remix of our famous Bash the Trash performance, plus hands-on instrument building, followed by an audience-participatory culminating event. We start with a version of our show that gives the basics of instrument building, as well as driving home the environmental message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Participants then build a variety of instruments using recycled/reused materials that they bring in themselves, and/or materials provided by Bash the Trash. The event culminates in a joyous music-making event in which the audience members join the band. Depending on your physical space and appropriateness, this final event can take the form of a stage performance, a parade, or something completely different.
$1001- $3000
Dayan, Nomi Dark & Delicious / Starry Starry Night / Sleepy Salves Life Skills- Food,
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
Hoyt, Lisa Staying Safe in the Outdoors Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Know the facts about staying safe in the outdoors. Information will be given on rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. At the end of the program, participants will be less fearful, better educated, know what to look for and how to protect themselves and be able to feel secure venturing outdoors.
Up to $100
Life Skills- Food,
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and forerunner in public education on organic and GMO food, will focus on the foods that are still made by nature and which are not. We will discuss the timeline of the evolution of our food. From before WWII to the present, learn about the dramatic turning points in the history of our food supply. Gary will address the introduction of pesticides on our crops, hydrogenation, the Green Revolution, genetic modification, corporate food monopolies and what is behind our changing agriculture. Learn how to identify GMO food when shopping, and about the Right To Know labeling legislation. Come away understanding the great impact of your food choices and the key to survival of the ecosystem, people and animals.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Science Fair Help for Parents and Students Science
Is your child doing a science fair project this year? Are you unsure of how to provide support? This session will explain the scientific method and show how you can help your child work through the stages of the experiment, produce a result and conclusion, and present it in an attractive way. Learn how to make this an enjoyable learning experience for all! A hands-on-workshop; we will be doing an experiment from start to finish. A hands on workshop, we will be doing an experiment from start to finish.
$101- $200
Hoyt, Lisa Plants Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn the parts of a plant and their importance in our everyday lives. Make a bookmark with pressed leaves or a solar print.
Up to $100
Friedhoffer, Bob MAGIC TRICKS - SCIENCE FACTS Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
LIBRARY PROGRAMS There are a number of programs available for libraries based upon Friedhoffer's books and academic work. All of the programs listed have been successfully presented at libraries across the United States. He can appear at you library as an author, a scientist, a magician, and/or a teacher. Available programs: Magic Tricks - Science Facts a/k/a The Scientific Magic Show Boomerangs - How to Make and Throw Them A History of Scientific Recreations Science Fair Workshops for Parents and Students Magic Shows for Children Magic Shows for Young Adults The Deception of Perception - How One's Senses Can Be And Are Manipulated Einstein and the Quantum World - Analogs of Relativistic and Quantum Science to Understanding of The Very Large and the Very Small
$501- $1000
Mayes, Sara Science that Rocks! Nature- Other,
Rock collecting is a fun, interesting and easy hobby! Just step outside your door – interesting rocks are everywhere! During this geology program, children will witness a real rock that floats, look inside of a geode, be amazed by rocks that glow with bright colors, and more! Children will see and touch a variety of beautiful crystals, minerals, and unusual stones during this very hands-on geology program. Appropriate for children in grades 2nd to 6th.
$101- $200
Brown, Wayne & Karen The Ocean Adventure Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Other
Professional underwater photographers, California marine biologist, Wayne Brown, and his SCUBA instructor wife, Karen, bring their exciting real-life expeditions to your patrons with fast-paced and entertaining multimedia presentations using unique props, biological specimens, breathtaking photography, storytelling techniques, audience participation and life-sized, inflatable animals. Programs include: • The Australia Great White Shark Expedition • The Belize Whale Shark Expedition • A Visit to Nemo's Home -- The Australia Great Barrier Reef • Funny and Freaky Fish in the Caribbean Sea • Diving with Dolphins and Humpback Whales • Playing with Living Mermaids -- Florida Manatees • Slimy Seaweed & Funny and Freaky Fish in the California Kelp Forest • Funny and Freaky Animals in the Belize Rainforests and Coral Reefs • Weird & Creepy Sea Creatures that Go Bump in the Night in the Caribbean Sea
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Rocket Science (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
** Rocket science** This is your chance to be a rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight with the help of a Unique Flying Object. Explore the science involved in the rocket construction as you build your own “Mad Science Skyblazer II Rocket” that you can 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
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