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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Adventures in Air (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Adventures in Air** Preschoolers will learn that even though air is invisible it is all around them all the time. They will also learn that air has the power to both move items and to slow them down. They will also experiment with a variety of items that rely on the air to help them move, and they will put together their own airplane. 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.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda It's Magnetic! Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Nature Detectives will be attracted to making fascinating discoveries using magnets. Have fun searching for the hidden magnetic properties found in natural materials and in food! Different kinds of magnets will be used to conduct amazing experiments. Find out which objects attract and repel each other! Make strange sounds and design geometric shapes! Watch as certain magnets appear to float in air! The Laws of Attraction invite you to the MAGnificent World of Magnetism!
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Watts-Up (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Watts-Up** Learn about the phenomenon of lightning, how it works, and how to avoid meeting with it up close! Experiment with static electric charges, indoor lightning, and observe how the Van de Graff generator allows for a hair-raising experience. Make your own “Mad Science Static Stick”. (Requires electricity and a room that can be darkened). 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
Mayes, Sara Beach in a Box Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Imagine a walk along the seashore. What might we find? Children will learn about seashells and other special seaside treasures that might be found along the beach. Each child will then get to create a little "Beach in a Box" filled with tiny treasures to take home! For children in 1st to 5th grades.
$101- $200
Brill, Steve Wild Food and Ecology Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's best-known naturalist. See, touch, smell, and taste the common, overlooked renewable resources that humans have been using for food and home remedies for thousands of years. Discover related science, ecology, history, healthful cooking, nutrition, folklore, and mythology. Presentations include fresh specimens, stories, anecdotes, humor, and unique jazz music played on the Brillophone.
$351- $500
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
Ferrari, Johnda Crazy Color Chemistry Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Red, yellow, blue and purple...The vivid colors of the rainbow come alive as we combine science with art. Young colorologists armed with test tubes, powders, liquids and natural curiosity, will conduct fun experiments. We begin with challenge thinking games and then move on to the science of color. Busy hands will work with prisms, diffraction and chromatography. Children will mix, observe and create their own unique colors in this hands-on workshop.
$101- $200
Austin, Robert Theatre of the Mind Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mentalist Robert Austin will read people' minds through a series of experiments. This will include Robert using sightless vision. Coins,tape and a STEEL blindfold will be put on Robert's eyes and still he will be able to name people's names, social security numbers, serial numbers on dollar bills,people's addresses and play tic-tac-toe with someone. He will memorize items people yell out. He will bend, spoons,folks and keys with just his mind. He will be able to predict a word picked from a book of over 200 pages. And much more!
$501- $1000
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
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