Performers and Programs

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Berlin, Jan Which Pet to Get? Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
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
Zimmermann, Linda Mysterious Stone Sites of the Hudson Valley/Northeast History,
Hundreds of stone chambers, walls, dolmens, petroglyphs, and calendar sites are in the Hudson Valley of NY, and throughout the northeast. Many sites have astronomical alignments to the moon, solstices, and equinoxes. Are they colonial, Native American, or of some other pre-Columbian origins? The program explores the wonder and mysteries that surround these sites.
$201- $350
Rogers, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read - Little Leonardo and the Fantastic Flying Machine. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Time travel back to 15th Century Italy, where young Leonardo Da Vinci works as an apprentice in the studio of the "great" Master Antonio del Verrocchio, the foremost painter and sculptor of his day. Inspired by all the books, tools, charts, artwork and maps around him, Leonardo is drawn to the world of science, and uses his sense of invention to build a machine that flies.
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Looking at Leaves Nature- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Leaves are all around us; we eat leaves, use them for shade and enjoy their color. Through games, crafts and stories the students will use their senses to make observations about leaves. After we read Leaf Man they will create their own leaf picture to take home.
$101- $200
Stein, Henry Railroads as Inspiration History,
Songwriter Hank Stone has found himself writing many songs with references to railroads recently. Drawing on traditional songs, blues, and pop tunes, Hank and his quartet present a kind of history of America's reliance on and romance with trains. Audiences will participate at times in sing-alongs and Q&A. Our original songs fit seamlessly with the traditional tunes to provide an entertaining and enlightening program.
$201- $350
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Science Mysteries Science
Discover how science is used to solve mysteries. Become a forensic scientist and solve an actual crime using fingerprint analysis, decoding, testing for acids and bases and more. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Science of Magic (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
**Science of Magic** Is it Magic? No… It’s science! Learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks. Mother Nature has some tricks of her own, and we’d like to show you what’s up her sleeve! 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
Powers, Eric Bird Brains Unite! Nature- Animals,
Bird Brains Unite! Why do birds fly south for the winter? Why do they sing? Learn this and much more in this fun and lively presentation by Ranger Eric about our feathered friends. Plus there will be artifacts on hand such as skulls and nests! If you have a feathered friend at home please bring a picture to share with everyone!
$201- $350
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
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
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