Performers and Programs

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Stelljes, Eileen Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Presented in costume, learn how the science of Paleontology began. Early fossil hunters were dangerously competitive when trying to find the most dinosaur bones. Are dinosaurs really buried in New York's Central Park? Group activities include assembling a dinosaur bone puzzle, then taking part in a mini-dig to unearth and identify (on field note sheet) your hidden creature. Choose dig options of either dinosaur eggs or figurines. Displaying the library's dinosaur non-fiction books helps with identification.
$101- $200
Hibbard, Kate Splash into Science Science
As part of the 2010 Summer Reading Programs, the MOST designed and performed a show called Splash into Science. We performed this show for all the libraries in Onondaga County. The show focused on the theme of water. The presenter used audience participation and science demonstrations to explore the science of splashes, friction, and phase changes. The audience was introduced to the wonder of liquid nitrogen and got to meet the museum's red-eared slider turtle.
$101- $200
Visco, Christopher ROCKS REMEMBER Nature- Environment,
Rocks are like books, and geologists have learned to read their messages. Through the examination of actual rock samples from around the United States, children will be taught how to unlock the mysteries within rocks.
$101- $200
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Environmental Careers Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
This program describes and discusses environmental careers as a career path. It delves into the variety of careers available, education requirements, expectations and opportunities, income and advancement, study programs available, etc. Presented by retired person from an environmental career.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan CSI: Who Done It? Science
From Sherlock Holmes to the OJ Simpson trial, people have been plagued by the question, "Who done it?" Explore the science of crime scene investigation techniques: Fingerprints, chromatography & shoe print analysis. Applying these techniques with deductive reasoning, participants examine the evidence & try to figure out Who done it?
$201- $350
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
$501- $1000
Nature- Marine Life,
Meet some of the most influential Heroes of Paleontology, Geology & Oceanography while enjoying some of the coolest MUSEUM SPECIMENS on display at your Library. We'll introduce you to some famous and some little know but important figures like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Jacques Cousteau and Mary Tharp just to name a few. You'll see a highly interactive presentation with an AMAZING hands-on genuine FOSSIL DIG Kids will dig, find, and keep and take home some genuine fossils and/or seashells and more! Patrons will get a taste of the BEST OF all Three (3) of our themed programs (DINOSAURS ROCK, GEMS ROCK, OCEANS ROCK) that we've been bringing to schools, libraries, camps and places like the Bronx Zoo for 15 years! Call Us 1-800-411-DINO (3466) or e-mail us at
$351- $500
Ferrari, Johnda Crazy Color Chemistry Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
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
1, Mad Science Crazy Chemworks Workshops Science
Chemistry themed workshops that can be booked as individual sessions. Topics include: Chem in a Flash; Chem-Mystery; The Glow Show; Icky Sticky Stuff; Junior Reactors, Lab Works; Phantastic pH Phestival.
$201- $350
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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