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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Sun & Stars (Hand-On Workshop) Other,
Science
Mad Science Enrichment Programs are fun explorations into ** Sun & Stars** This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn, and journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Build a “Mad Science Bead Dipper” to create a 3-dimensional glow-in-the-dark constellation! 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 Owls- Raptors of the Night Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Meet some of the owls that call your backyard their home. Come face to face with live birds of prey. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
Doescher, Karen Roaring into Robots Other,
Science
LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT Robotics Engineering: This exciting class teaches you how to program LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robots, the coolest robot available. You will use your new skills to meet such challenges as beating your opponent at Sumo or pushing water bottles out of a ring. This class will introduce programming concepts such as repeat loops and if/then statements, and sensor use will also be taught. For the student who has little or no experience with robotics or programming. *Robots are for use by students in class only. The robots we use are expensive, and students will not be able to take them home.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Boyer, Jeff The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Performing Arts- Theater,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Kids discover the power of earth, wind and sun! Jeff Boyer engages and "wows" while inspiring excitement in renewable energy. Gripping experiments and visual effects transform wind, solar, bio-fuel and geothermal energy into usable “green” power. A mild-mannered scientist turns “eco-man” as kids help him generate the fun. It’s educational energy! Jeff's science shows and web study guides effectively supplement and boost your science curriculum. Prepare students for the energy sources of the future.
$351- $500
Smith, Jungle Bob An introduction to Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Featuring...the most unloved, unusual and unknown. An introduction to Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates: Join Jungle Bob as he brings the wonders of nature to life with a live animal presentation featuring some of the worlds strangest and least understood creatures. Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Crocodilians, Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Tarantulas and Scorpions are examined and discussed including habitat type and location, diets, defense mechanisms and camouflage. Tropical rainforest, desert and temperate habitat animals are used but the lecture can be modified for any habitat and is age/grade specific.
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Vibrobots Science
What can you make out of a cup, pens, a vibrating motor and a bit of cleverness? Your own artistic vibrobot! Learn about circuits, build your own robot and use it to produce a piece of Robot art. If time play with a familiar ready-made vibrobot: the Hexbug Nano.
$101- $200
Weaver, Bruce Dig Into Adventures at the Library Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Dig into Adventures at the Library With Ventriloquist Bruce Weaver and his "excavation" crew. Bruce and the gang will be exploring the library for clues about Dinosaurs, Rocks, Recycling, Treasure Hunting, and Adventure. The cast will include Detective Edgar J. Woodley, Chester Hound, Theodore the Vegetarian T-Rex, Louis the Shark, and of course Aunt Gabby. The 45 minute show will include music, ventriloquism, magic, audience assistants, and great family fun.
$351- $500
Thompson, Liz The Secret World of Spiders Nature- Animals,
Science
Despite their bad press, spiders are some of the most intriguing and beneficial animals sharing our planet. Their webs are architectural masterpieces of silk, their venom may hold the cure or treatment for many human ailments including diabetes, and they possess some of the most interesting adaptations found in the natural world. It has been said that at any given moment we are never more than six feet from a spider. Discover which ones are sharing your work, play, and living spaces and exactly what they're up to. With the help of slides, preserved specimens (including brown recluse and black widow), and visits with our live tarantula ambassadors we'll unlock the mysteries of these elusive animals.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan What do you see? Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Explore the world of mirrors to produce some incredible reflections. Understand how a kaleidoscope makes those fantastic patterns; make your own beautiful kaleidoscope to take home.
$101- $200
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