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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sears, Susan Rainbow Water Science
Introduce your young scientist to the world of color and change. Encourage observation by exploring how colors can be combined and separated. Create your own colorful spinning top to take home.
$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
Straka, Mike Mastodons, Cavemen and Bears - Oh My! Science
This program will highlight the Ice Age and explore the life of cavemen and the unusual animals that inhabited the planet. We will touch on how cultures began and what shaped them. We will feature a museum casting of a 60,000 year old Neanderthal man, nicknamed Moshe. In addition, your patrons will see actual fossils and early tools of humans. Finally, we'll host an interactive game show- "Are You Smarter Than A Caveman?"
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Space Phenomena (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Space Phenomena** Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this phenomenal program on space events! See comets up close as one is formed before your eyes, and take home your very own “Mad Science Catch-a-Comet”. 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
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
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Build It History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
How do buildings stay up? What makes a structure stable? Learn about the mathematics principles and physical forces behind structures such as bridges, towers, and geodesic domes. Apply what you've learned to construct a freestanding structure out of model magic and toothpicks. Recommended for 1st-5th grade.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Eye to Eye (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Eye to Eye** This workshop will introduce students to their sense of sight. They will experiment with magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes and binoculars. The preschoolers will also interact with a variety of optical illusions to illustrate that your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you. 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
Ferrari, Johnda Fun with Fossils Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
Nature Detectives will enjoy themselves working as paleontologists examining evidence of prehistoric life that once roamed the Earth. Uncover the link between the past and the present by comparing fossils with modern day animals. Using puzzles, posters and models, children will be engaged in classifying and identifying dinosaurs and fossils. After a craft project and a mini fossil dig, each child will take home an actual fossil to start or add to their collection.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda Rocks and Minerals Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Rocks and minerals are found all around us and used in our daily lives. Nature Detectives will discover the secrets hidden in these beautiful treasures from the Earth! Observe and compare various rocks. Can you tell how they were formed? Examine the variety of minerals with their colors, textures,luster and crystal forms. See special properties such as fluorescence! Young rock hounds will have fun as they explore and conduct tests. They will take home mini rocks and gemstones to add to their collection.
$101- $200
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$201- $350
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