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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sprague, Lindsay Dig In Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Winterberry Farm is an organic sustainable farm in upstate NY. Using a modified square foot garden method, we plant enough food to feed 40 families on 5 acres. During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. 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 farming green (using real live horse power), heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, and environmental conservation. This program is suitable for the 2016 summer reading program.
$101- $200
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
Bureau, Sandra On your mark, get set, survive Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
It’s a race for survival; yours. Do you know what to do if you get lost in the woods? What happens if you have to stay outdoors? Can you use the natural world around you to find your way? We'll learn some of these survival strategies thru activities and projects you can bring home for your own survival kit We do this through activities, games and participants always have some project to bring home with them. Extra $5/person fee for this program
$101- $200
Ceceri, Kathy Game Jam: Learn How Video Games are Made Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Science
Kathy Ceceri, author of 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure,' will show kids how to create their own games! Choose one of the following activities for your program: brainstorming a video game using stories, testing a video game with a board game prototype, learning how games work by building and playing mancala, and how to create a game using simple programming languages like Scratch.
$351- $500
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
1, Mad Science Bugs! Science
Children of all ages have an innate curiosity about the creatures that share our Earth. Although many people consider insects pests, students will learn the important roles bugs play in our ecosystem. They will also explore unique characteristics and attributes of different types of insects and build their very own model insect to take home.
$201- $350
Berlin, Jan The Colorful World of Animals Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Rainbows aren't just in the sky! Mother nature has given a variety of colors to the animals who share our earth. Interact with live animals and find out how their colors help them to survive. Can a chameleon really change colors to match his environment - even if it's plaid or paisley or polka-dotted?
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Water Wizards! Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG! Recommended for ages 4 and above.
$351- $500
Stelljes, Eileen Ice Cream! History,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July! Presenter in 18th C clothing shares a brief history and timeline. Did you know that our founding fathers and mothers LOVED ice cream? Use teamwork to change a liquid to a solid (in a can!) which takes about 20 minutes. After a quick taste, forms teams for the relay race Sundae-building game. Finish with a frosty treat.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
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