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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Dinosaurs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Dinosaurs** Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home. 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
Sears, Susan Who Goes There? Animal Tracks Nature- Animals,
Science
Something big has been this way and left tracts in the dirt. Is it a monster, bigfoot or is the local wildlife hanging around? Come solve the mystery of the footprints. Make a cast of an animal track to take home. Dress for mess!
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Digging for Dinosaurs Science
GREAT TOPIC to COORDINATE WITH THE 2013 SUMMER READING TOPIC -- DIG INTO READING! We'll take you on a journey to a time when giant retiles ruled the earth. Children will examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini-dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home.
$201- $350
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Our Disappearing Species Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This program focusses on species (mostly animals) which have either become extinct in recent centuries or are highly endangered. Some are extirpated from their original ranges but may be making a come back. A few were declared extinct but have later been found to still exist.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Digging for Dinosaurs (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Digging for Dinosaurs** Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with children, especially preschoolers. They will be introduced to the differences between meat eating and plant eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close. They will also work as paleontologists by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that will engage their attention as well as their scientific skills. 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Current Events (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Current Events** Take a tour on the electron freeway! Conductors, insulators, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity introduce themselves to you via the tingle in your fingertips and the twinkle in your eye. You’ll leave the workshop with a “Mad Science Power Pendant” (for grades K-2) or the “Mad Science Technicolor Blender” (for grades 3-5). 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
Marki, Trish Silent Wings Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our education programs allow learners of all ages to see live birds of prey up-close and to learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. We also discuss the conservation issues that impact them and how to make a difference. We offer hands-on learning with real feathers,talons and other interactive items for the audience. We also touch on wildlife rehabilitation and local wildlife and what to do when you find injured or orphaned wildlife.
$201- $350
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