Performers and Programs

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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 Optical Illusions Science
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of optical illusions like the camera obscura, the mirror mirage and various other classic illusions. The concepts of refraction, the science of optics and the biology associated with sight will be covered. Periscopes will be introduced and after an instructional demonstration on the science and design behind the periscope, the children will construct their own to take home.
$201- $350
Iannotti, Erica Make Something That DOES Something! Science
So few of us understand how the electronic devices we are obsessed with actually work. Join us as we explore the world of innovation in this hands-on workshop! Spark and support an interest in STEAM (Sci Tech Eng Art Math) and mold the next Steve Jobs of the world! In this workshop participants will innovate through a posed problem in a collaborative environment using littleBits electronics and craft materials. https://littleBits.cc *Littlebits are color-coded open source electronic modules that snap together magnetically for prototyping, learning and fun! CNN calls them “Legos for the iPad generation!” Example workshops : Create a machine that can create art ~ POWERful cities ~ Hack the Holidays. Challenges can be designed to fit a library's current theme! Workshops are scalable from 1 hour to 6 hours. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For a September 2013 workshop video check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFhE8EhLEs Questions can be directed to Erica Iannotti eiannotti@compuchild.com
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Mysterious Water; Magical Sand Science
Sand and water are major parts of the soil around us. Explore some of the properties of water sand then experiment with magic sand. Contains lots of watery surprises. Take home your magical sand for further experiments.
$101- $200
Animal Embassy, . Talk to the Animals with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This educational and entertaining program will take library patrons around the world with a unique group of rescued animals, representing diverse habitats. Animals have many ways to communicate and Animal Embassy will help children to interpret and even mimic some of them. Participants will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant. We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Join Animal Embassy as we unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication. Meet live Animal Ambassadors such as frogs, Chinchillas, a Milk snake, a large Green iguana and more!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Too far to Jump - Bridge Engineering Science
Bridges can cross rivers and canyons (and troll!s). But how do they do it, and what makes a bridge strong? Young engineers will use everyday materials to design bridges and compete to build the strongest, troll-proof bridge.
$101- $200
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: Mars Road Trip! Literature- Other,
Media- Photography,
Science
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
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
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning MEASURING BONES Nature- Animals,
Science
Students examine and compare a variety of real animal bones. Using calipers, they will measure each bone and create a bar chart to take home. Together they reassemble a human skeleton model. Each student makes a necklace made of “sinew” and real animal bone to take home. 1st - 5th grade
$201- $350
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