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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Streeter, William Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Delaware Valley Raptor Center introduces audiences to the fascinating world of raptors. Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey brings 5-6 live raptors, a hawk, 2 falcons, 2 owls and an eagle. Talks last about an hour and cover predator/prey relationships, specific survival adaptations of the birds, raptor behavior, conservation, the ancient art of falconry, the hawk migration phenomenon, endangered species, and more. The experience with live raptors instills into each individual viewing the program a greater respect and appreciation and a more responsible attitude towards all wildlife.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Earth Day Show Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Pollution, Recycling, Global Warming, Rainforests set to music! Watch your patrons perform on stage with Lee as they sing, dance and act in this Interactive Earth Day show. Shows are age appropriate from "Little Red Hen" "Legend of the Indian Paintbrush" "Diary of a Worm", "The Rainforest Grew All Around", "The Lorax" and "Why Are The Ice Caps Melting"! Students will increase confidence levels and self-esteem by performing on stage and stimulate imaginative play using costumes, props and puppets. Some of these exciting and culturally diverse original songs include character building. CD's are sent in advance or mp3 files can be sent through e-mail.
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$201- $350
Mayes, Sara Flower Power! Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Soft colors and sweet scents ~ this is a beautiful botanical program for springtime! Participants learn some amazing flower facts, one child becomes a giant blossom to illustrate the parts of a flower, and participants learn to color using fresh flower petals.
$101- $200
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
Thompson, Liz The Secret World of Spiders Nature- Animals,
Science
Despite their bad press, spiders are some of the most intriguing and beneficial animals sharing our planet. Their webs are architectural masterpieces of silk, their venom may hold the cure or treatment for many human ailments including diabetes, and they possess some of the most interesting adaptations found in the natural world. It has been said that at any given moment we are never more than six feet from a spider. Discover which ones are sharing your work, play, and living spaces and exactly what they're up to. With the help of slides, preserved specimens (including brown recluse and black widow), and visits with our live tarantula ambassadors we'll unlock the mysteries of these elusive animals.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Harnessing Heat Science
Students will be introduced to the concepts of heat and heat transfer. They will be treated to six interactive demonstrations and four entertaining and educational hands-on activities. The class will learn and observe the basic properties of heat by play-acting the role of atoms, as well as, observing the effects and behavior of warm air and water. The children will witness a tea bag rocket-launch, a gravity defying candle-lighting and even take part in a sense-confusing temperature test.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Who Has Heard the Wind?' - Interactive Family Concert of Historic Wind Instruments History,
Music,
Science
This performance is the perfect complement to our storytelling performance 'THE BOY WHO WENT TO VISIT the NORTH WIND.' Our extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, and TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTRUMENTS. Playing upon the wind as our theme and setting, we often usher in our performance journey with an early music mini-concert , specially highlighting our collection of early wind instruments of all shapes, sizes, and sounds. The audience is treated to consorts of recorders, of curious crumhorns, historical bagpipes both loud and soft, and a mysteriously ancient gemshorn. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments, marvel at the wonderful ways human kind has used wood, animal horn, reed, leather, and ingenuity to invent instruments that create a rainbow of musical sounds. These two complementary programs unite to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination! For EARTHDAY and ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS EVENTS, the artists can also explore mankind’s long partnership with the wind as energy, and how cultures around the world have shaped, utilized, and interacted with wind’s many powers and wonders. Windmills, kites, sailboats, seeds… wind contributes significantly to our lives, pleasures, & history.
$351- $500
Ferrari, Johnda PLANTastics- The World of Plants Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Take a deep breath.Have you thanked a plant today? Leaves, seeds, and flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.Young botanists will examine structures,special adaptations and uses of plants by humans and animals.Hands-on activities and take home projects for all! Leave with a smile and a green thumb!
$101- $200
Ceceri, Kathy Paper Inventions STEAM Workshop for Makers and Artists Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEAM educator Kathy Ceceri, author of the book 'Paper Inventions' from the publishers of MAKE magazine, will show kids how to create simple machines, structures and even electronic circuits using paper as a construction material! Choose from a variety of projects for this hands-on workshop, including Light-Up Paper Art and a paper geodesic dome big enough to crawl in, as well as traditional papermaking. Kathy is an expert on low-tech/no-tech ways to teach kids about electronics, robotics, and engineering. Her award-winning titles include 'Making Simple Robots' from Maker Media and 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future' and 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure' from Nomad Press.
$201- $350
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