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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Science of Magic (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Science of Magic** Is it Magic? No… It’s science! Learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks. Mother Nature has some tricks of her own, and we’d like to show you what’s up her sleeve! 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
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
Beltrani, Susan Eat Like a Bird Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Find out how the shape of a birds beak decides what it can eat. Participants pretend to be birds to test different models of bird beaks. By using their 'beaks' (spoons, chopsticks, tweezers) students attempt to pick up various types of food. This is a fun way to understand adaptation and biodiversity! Participants take home the materials & directions to make their own bird feeder.
$101- $200
Boyer, Jeff The Science of Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC. Arthur C. Clark once wrote that “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and today we live in the age of technology. We are surrounded by magic. In the first half of this show “Boyer the Magnificent” entertains and amazes us with several classic magic illusions. Objects change colors, light bulbs blaze to life with no apparent power source, and spheres levitate before us. Is this magic? “Professor Boyer” says “No!” In the second half of the show he performs these same feats using the tools of modern technology. Explaining laws of physics as he goes, the professor teaches the audience the principles that make these astounding demonstrations possible. Throughout the show volunteers are brought up on stage to participate in an event that amuses, amazes, educates and entertains.
$501- $1000
Childress, John Bates Directed Meditation Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Directed Meditation is a program designed by John Bates Childress that integrates the use of meditation, visualization, and language patterns with directions or suggestions in order to achieve a predetermined outcome. This technique can be used to help individuals manage stress and anxiety; cope with life threatening and chronic illness; change eating, exercise, smoking or other habitual behavior; and over come phobias. John Bates Childress can do presentations about Directed Meditation generally or focus on specific aspects, depending on the audience's interests. All presentations include lively voluntary audience participation to keep the audience engaged.
$201- $350
Sieling, Tom Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 75 family programs during the summer reading season of 2014, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2015 program, 'Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (mostly hapless heroes, that is!)', is designed with the 'Every Hero has a Story' theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CRIME LAB Science
Working in teams participants investigate a crime scene using the techniques of fingerprinting, chromatography and various clues. The goal is to solve the crime of the missing Madagascar hissing roaches. An exciting and challenging experience. All materials are included. 3rd - 5th grade
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Where's the Air? (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Where's the Air** Learn about the air all around us and discover its amazing strength. This dynamic class explores the concepts of air pressure through thought provoking demonstrations. 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
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Science Mysteries Science
Discover how science is used to solve mysteries. Become a forensic scientist and solve an actual crime using fingerprint analysis, decoding, testing for acids and bases and more. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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