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Program
Category
Description
Fee
1, Mad Science Fun-damental Forces Science
This class lays the foundation for further study in physical sciences and gives students a vivid and concise understanding of what makes the universe tick: gravity, inertia, centrifugal force and centripetal force. Students will answer the question, 'What happens to an object when a force acts upon it?' by experimenting with plasticene (clay) and rubber balls! The class will then divide into four groups so students can travel to different work stations for more hands-on science fun.
$201- $350
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
Animal Embassy, . Rainforest Lullaby with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy for a night-time voyage through the rainforest. After the sun sets in the rainforest, a new cast of characters arrives. Many animals try to lay low while night-time predators are on the hunt, and a symphony of sounds abounds in the rainforest! The jaguar roars; the owl hoots, the boa constrictor slithers through the trees in search or prey, the tarantula strengthens its web to ensnare many of the insects of the night, the tortoise burrows underground to escape the prowling jaguar, the sugar glider hunts for flies and other small creatures, the walking stick cleverly mimics the branch or plant it sits upon to avoid detection. Animal Embassy will bring the night-time story of the rainforest to life with living examples of its many jungle characters! Meet a Red-foot tortoise, a Pink-toed tarantula, a Boa constrictor, a Sugar glider, and more!
$201- $350
Rakvica, Pattie Jewlery Design/Bead Making Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Students will be able to express their creativity in jewelry design. Students will be able to create and design various jewelry items. This class can compliment science studies of rock and minerals. Student will be interested to learn how we are surrounded by rock, minerals and gems in our everyday lives. Bead making is a hands on experience for girls and boys. Designing beads and creating an exciting piece of art (key chains and necklaces).
$351- $500
1, Mad Science Rocket Demo Science
The students will be introduced to the basic parts that make up every rocket. The discussion lays the foundation for the 3 parts of flight and the fundamental principles of rocket flight. To both illustrate and entertain, the children will be involved in a fun balloon-rocket race. With the science behind rockets covered, students will witness the preparation of a rocket for flight and will learn basic pre-launch safety procedures. They will then be brought outside to witness the grand finale - the launch of a model rocket from a launch-pad!
$201- $350
Alexander, Neil Wired For Sound: an overview of Electronic Music Music,
Science
I will give a 2 hour presentation on the history, tools & techniques of modern electronic music production, including a hands on demonstration of Analog Synthesis, sampling, looping etc.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Dig - In Gardening Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. A 4x4 square area can be tilled on library grounds with permission prior to the program for a garden site, or an alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, and environmental conservation. Some libraries are hosting a community seed swap after the program to increase plant diversity and availability of great food for all. I think this is an AWESOME idea! This program is suitable for the 2017 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Berlin, Jan Which Pet to Get? Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Are you ready for a pet? Find out which animals are the best choices for you and your family's lifestyle. Live animals will be on hand (literally!) to represent a variety of species during this informative, interactive and lively presentation.
$101- $200
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: Mars Road Trip! Literature- Other,
Media- Photography,
Science
Images from my book, CARS ON MARS, are featured in this interplanetary road trip. Stunning photography taken by the rovers themselves transport children to Mars where they learn about the geology, climate, and natural history of our closest neighbor in space. Children use their imaginations as they explore Mars with the help of maps, music, and snacks--basic necessities on any road trip!
$351- $500
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS & OCEANS OCEANS ROCK Prehistoric Sea & Marine Biology Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Touch a stingray without being stung! Pet a shark without being bitten! (Cool taxidermy specimens, that is. Exciting Multimedia show and expansive museum quality exhibit of Marine Life transports you to a virtual aquarium. We'll present surprising facts about Ocean resources used in medicine and in our everyday lives. Learn about unusual sea creatures such as Manta Ray, Sea Horses, Isopods, Octopus, the Blob Fish and more. Dig for and take home REAL sea fossil, modern day seashells and cool items such as seahorses and sea glass.
$351- $500
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