Performers and Programs

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1, Mad Science ~2015 Summer Reading Workshops~ Science
Mad Science offers many workshop topics that relate well to the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme -- Every Hero has a story. Workshop Topics include: Electricity (Nikola Tesla), All About Animals (Mary Anning), Under Pressure (Daniel Bernoulli), Fun-da-mental Forces (Isaac Newton), Space Phenomena (Caroline Herschel & Maria Mitchell), and more. Please see individual topic listings. Call us for program details at 845-294-5434 or visit our website at
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Spider Web Wonders Nature- Animals,
Learn about these fascinating creatures and their webs through games, crafts and stories. An outside component can be added if a suitable space is available.
$101- $200
Straka, Mike Super Heroes Of Invention Science
Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta will explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented/ discovered them. Your patrons will be introduced to Archimedes and find out why things float. We’ll do an experiment and see if rocks float. Who invented balloons? We’ll bring along a skull of a real Triceratops and discuss how the first Triceratops was discovered in 1887. In addition, we will cover the origins of playing cards, the toothbrush, x rays and a host of fascinating discoveries. With each super hero, inventor, we will do an experiment to demonstrate the invention or discovery. In addition, we’ll host the “What’s That Invention Game Show”, lots of audience participation and a touch of magic.
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Start a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Creative Writing,
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 activity books 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future' and 'Paper Inventions,' will share low tech/no tech ideas to help get kids designing, building, and inventing! Find out about the best 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 presented hundreds of fun hands-on learning programs for kids around the Northeast, and consulted with schools, libraries, and makerspaces on how to create great hands-on learning environments for all ages. Her articles and projects have appeared in Make Magazine, Wired, Disney's FamilyFun and's Homeschooling page. She is also a popular speaker at Maker Faires across the country.
$201- $350
Nature- Animals,
We bring the museum to you! Giant exhibits & interactive, entertaining performance - 50+ life-size & genuine museum-quality fossils, 5-500 million years old. Topics: extinction theory, plant vs. meat-eaters, fossil formation..Act as paleontologist during fossil dig...Take home genuine specimens like dinosaur bone, shark teeth...16th year. Seen by millions. Clients include Bronx Zoo, National Geographic. Gems Rock and Oceans Rock too.
$351- $500
1, Mad Science Slime Time Science
Ooze your students into a gooey hour of sliming around! This class introduces children to the world of polymers. While this topic can be full of relatively complex concepts, the fundamental ideas are made understandable to students with the use of SLIME! They'll create slime using the Mad Science recipe and then enter their creation in the Slime Olympics! (Note: don't let the sound of the ooey-gooies scare you away from this class! As with all of our programs, our instructors take great care in leaving your workroom exactly as they found it.)
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy SkateScience Health & Fitness- Sports,
Ever wonder how a pro skater does those awesome tricks? Explore the science behind skating with a little help from a pro skater and Wondergy. See how to stay on the board, turn, jump (ollie), and perform tricks like a kickflip or a manual. Get ready for the sickest Wondergy show ever! Explore the physics of skateboarding, with professional skaters and big-scale jumps and tricks. Great for large audiences of all ages! Focus on safety along with skating skills. TOPICS: Center of mass, inertia, gravity, distribution of force Skateboarding workshops also available.
$1001- $3000
Knight, Leonora Pre-K - 2nd Grade Animal Show Literature- Other,
Your younger patrons will love performing songs to such books as From Head to Toe, The Very Busy Spider, Stellaluna, In the Small Pond, Quiet Cricket, Mr. Seahorse, Rainbow Fish, Diary of a Worm or a Fly and more! Each show features 7 different original and multi-cultural songs which are transformed into age appropriate musical numbers. They will learn about the animals behavior by acting out to the music! Props, puppets and costumes enhance creativity.
$201- $350
Salerno Thomas, Sarah Zap! Performing Arts- Other,
Zap! is an interactive performance which uses theater, poetry, and a wide array of props to introduce children to the amazing world of electricity. Concepts such as atoms, electrons, circuits, and conductors are conveyed with a hands-on, easy-to-understand method.
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: Mars Road Trip! Literature- Other,
Media- Photography,
Images from my book, CARS ON MARS, are featured in this interplanetary road trip. Stunning photography taken by the rovers themselves transport children to Mars where they learn about the geology, climate, and natural history of our closest neighbor in space. Children use their imaginations as they explore Mars with the help of maps, music, and snacks--basic necessities on any road trip!
$351- $500
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