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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ferrari, Johnda Rocks and Minerals Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Rocks and minerals are found all around us and used in our daily lives. Nature Detectives will discover the secrets hidden in these beautiful treasures from the Earth! Observe and compare various rocks. Can you tell how they were formed? Examine the variety of minerals with their colors, textures,luster and crystal forms. See special properties such as fluorescence! Young rock hounds will have fun as they explore and conduct tests. They will take home mini rocks and gemstones to add to their collection.
$101- $200
Straka, Mike Mastodons, Cavemen and Bears - Oh My! Science
This program will highlight the Ice Age and explore the life of cavemen and the unusual animals that inhabited the planet. We will touch on how cultures began and what shaped them. We will feature a museum casting of a 60,000 year old Neanderthal man, nicknamed Moshe. In addition, your patrons will see actual fossils and early tools of humans. Finally, we'll host an interactive game show- "Are You Smarter Than A Caveman?"
$201- $350
Plock, Ellen Reigning Monarchs Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Butterfly Exhibit Participants experience the World of Butterflies. Audience participates in a 15-minute Dress the Butterfly lecture designed to teach butterfly anatomy, followed by The Life Cycle Game (an active game similar to Simon Says). Following the presentations, participants will be put in groups of 8-10 and enter the Butterfly World where they interact with living butterflies. While waiting for their turn in Butterfly World, participants listen to a butterfly story, view various life stages of the butterfly, or do a butterfly craft.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Earthworks (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Earthworks** Discover what the Earth is composed of, and learn all about rocks and minerals. Explore what lies inside an ordinary-looking piece of rock and see minerals fluoresce before your very eyes. Learn about the forces that create earthquakes, the natural faults under the Earth's crust and how mountains are formed. Take home the Mad Science Sedimentary Stacker. 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
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra Name that Bug! Media- Photography,
Nature- Animals,
Science
NAME THAT BUG is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; MOSQUITO BITE ; and SPIDERMANIA: Friends on the Web. Featuring images and text from the books, the program introduces students to many kinds of insects and spiders using stunning electron micrographs and other scientific imagery. Students will learn how to identify insects and spiders while interacting with the author.
$351- $500
Animal Embassy, . Nighttime in the Animal Kingdom with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy on this night-time journey through the fascinating night life of the animal kingdom! With this captivating program, we will help children to understand the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals by providing exciting, live examples of each. Library patrons will discover what these amazing creatures do while we are tucked tightly in our beds dreaming! Many nocturnal critters have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . . . We will explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live Animal Ambassadors such as a Red-eyed tree frog, a Hedgehog, a Sugar glider, Ball pythons, a Rabbit or a Ferret, a Spotted salamander, a Tokay or Crested gecko, and more!
$201- $350
Thompson, Liz Bats! Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore popular bat myths, meet bats from around the world, discover NYS bats and uncover the many ways in which bats help humankind. Multi-media program incorporates slides, models, echolocation recordings and audience participation. Kids get bat rings!
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Fun-damental Forces (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Fun-damental Forces** Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... Who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? Experience these awesome forces and experiment with some cool devices to watch them at work! 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Mad Mixtures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Mad Mixtures** An excellent introduction to mixtures and the science of chemistry! Interactive and hands-on activities will help the children understand that chemistry is the science of mixing things together. We will use chemistry to mix up different colors and learn to make our own dough! 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
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