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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ceceri, Kathy Amazing Robotics Projects You Can Build Yourself Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects with an arts-and-crafts twist! Kids can build real working robots using their creativity and imagination. Popular projects for ages 8 and up include Motorized ArtBots, Gravity-Powered Mini Robot Walkers, and bendable Robot Hands. Teen projects include Solar Wobblebots. Programs feature a talk about how robots work and a look at many of the other projects from my books 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future' and 'Making Simple Robots.' See photos, videos, and more projects at www.craftsforlearning.com.
$351- $500
Corcoran, Mary Gone Missing - Nutmeg the Dog Science
Nutmeg, the dog, has gone missing. Students work in groups, using genetic traits, fingerprints, simple chemistry, density, and other clues, to find out who might have taken her. Once the mystery is solved, they find Nutmeg is fine!
$101- $200
Boyer, Jeff A Scientist's Trip Around the World History,
Science
A Scientist's Trip Around the World This is a spectacular exploration covering the stories of scientists around the world including their discoveries and inventions. Jeff Boyer takes audiences on a trip full of fun science facts and demonstrations. Volunteers are needed for this journey so bring a sense of adventure and be ready to lend a hand.
$501- $1000
Rivest, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read: Science in Motion Summer 2014! Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Science in Motion is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. Through an exciting use of mime, comedy and informative science tie-ins, Robert Rivest inspires his audience to see science in a new light. His comic examples of everyday science and are educational gems, advancing any science curriculum. His enthusiasm for science is so infectious that hard to reach students are often the first to volunteer for interactive pieces. Experience Science Kinetically! People love mime illusions, Robert Rivest shows the science behind it!
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy STEM/STEAM Workshop: Start a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the best-selling award winner 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future,' will talk about low tech/no tech ways to help kids start designing, building, and inventing! Based on her STEM/STEAM programs that show kids how to make tech projects using everyday crafts, Kathy will suggest materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. Kathy has created and written about projects for Make Magazine, Wired.com, Disney's FamilyFun and more. A popular speaker at Maker Faires in New York City and around the Northeast, she helped organize Mini Maker Faires in the Capital District and serves as Events Coordinator for the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy, one of the fastest-growing makerspaces in the country. In addition, Kathy has presented hundreds of fun hands-on programs at schools, museums, and libraries around the Northeast. She was a columnist for Home Education Magazine and the Homeschooling Expert at About.com.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$201- $350
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Lights On (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Lights On** What is light? Interactive and hands-on activities will assist preschoolers to understand light. How light helps us to see, how light can change colors and that light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow are some of the concepts introduced in this workshop. 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
Lappen, Henry A Passion for Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A Passion for Birds is a comic, interactive, educational show about adaptation. It uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different species have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Combining his passion for nature and performance, Henry weaves through the crowd acting out the birds while explaining the hows and whys of their diverse appearances and actions. Participants get to don the masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons. Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 30 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing, and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California’s Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life.
$351- $500
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS OCEANS ROCK Prehistoric Sea & Marine Biology Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Exhibit and show covering over a billion years of geologic time in less than 1 hour! Show uses expansive exhibit of modern day Marine Life along with Giant Fossil Prehistoric Sea Life Creatures, Menacing Mosasaurs, Amazing Ammonites, Prehistoric Alligators, Giant Fish, Fascinating Trilobites, Deadly Sharks, and much more. Students are active participants during show and hands-on activities such as seashell art project and sea life dig or excavation. Students take home REAL fossil and modern day seashells from fossil dig activity.
$351- $500
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