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Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Frozen Fins: The Art and Science of Ice Diving Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
When the weather turns cold and the local waters turn to ice, many divers pack up their dive gear and wait for the return of summer. Some hasten its arrival with a trip to warmer climates while winter maintains its grip on the north. But the arrival of winter does not need to mean the end of local diving. In this program, you will learn the techniques, equipment requirements and reasons for safely venturing below the ice in one of diving’s most challenging, and rewarding, activities: Ice Diving. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they explain the “hows” and “whys” of ice diving and introduce you to some of the best places to dive beneath the ice.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Night Lights Science
Younger students: Become an 'After Dark' scientist and find out why some things have an eerie glow at night. Experiment with light sticks, go on a Ultra-Violet treasure hunt, and make your own 'Glow in the Dark' slime to take home. Older students: Become an 'After Dark' scientist and find out why some things have an eerie glow at night. Discover different types of Luminescence, experiment with light sticks, and make your own 'Glow in the Dark' slime to take home. This is a hands on science program.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Mysterious Water; Magical Sand Science
Sand and water are major parts of the soil around us. Explore some of the properties of water sand then experiment with magic sand. Contains lots of watery surprises. Take home your magical sand for further experiments.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Mad Science Shows Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mad Science offers several different amazing, high-energy science shows. Demonstrations of spectacular chemical reactions, cinematic special effects, fantastic forces, bubbling potions and more. All Mad Science shows are highly interactive, with volunteers (and sometimes the entire group) participating in every experiment and demonstration. Custom show topics can be developed upon request. Check the Mad Science website for more details: www.midhudson.madscience.org
$351- $500
Iannucci, Heather Wild World Of Animals Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals from around the world. An educational and entertaining presentation. Heather explains habitats and behaviors of the animals as well as Conservation education. Hopping kangaroos, leaping lemurs, a slithering snake and more thrill and delight all ages! A unique and exciting school assembly! Our animals are loud and active. What do they eat? Where do they live? These are the Questions most asked, and we answer them in an Edutainment Experience. some of the animals will be available for students to handle.
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Mad Science Machines (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Mad Science machines** Find out how simple machines make our lives easier. Try out different types of simple machines: levers, wedges, incline planes and pulleys, through various hands-on activities. See a catapult working, and discover how a simple wedge can be a powerful tool. You’ll take home the awesome Mad Science Drag Racer. 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 Bugs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Bugs** Welcome to the realm of insects! Learn about their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment. Explore what characteristics insects have and bring home your own “Mad Science Bug Box”. 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
Stewart, Charles Let's fly kites (For kids of all ages) Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This family friendly workshop allows up to twenty-five participants to learn about kite history, how to fly a kite, and kite safety. They decorate a pre-cut 20X20 inch Diamond shaped plastic kite sail with permanent markers. Then with help install a frame made of two 1/8 inch wooden dowels and a square rubber band, using address labels. Next Add a colorful tail and they have a kite that will fly very well indeed. Flying line is supplied. Recommended for ages six up. Enough tables are needed to allow the kite makers to spread their kite sails. Chairs are needed as well. Helpers are needed for the younger children. Helpers may be library personnel or parents.
$201- $350
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Up, Up & Away (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a mini-rocket. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
$351- $500
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