Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The World of Fungi Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A lecture and slide show about fungi identification and usage. Includes edible and toxic fungi and how to distinguish thema part, the different roles in anture played by fungi, and an overview to field guides and texts on the subject.
$201- $350
Plock, Ellen Reigning Monarchs Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Butterfly Exhibit Participants experience the World of Butterflies. Audience participates in a 15-minute Dress the Butterfly lecture designed to teach butterfly anatomy, followed by The Life Cycle Game (an active game similar to Simon Says). Following the presentations, participants will be put in groups of 8-10 and enter the Butterfly World where they interact with living butterflies. While waiting for their turn in Butterfly World, participants listen to a butterfly story, view various life stages of the butterfly, or do a butterfly craft.
$201- $350
Corcoran, Mary Meet the Author Science,
Science,
Science
This program showcases my award-winning book, The Quest to Digest (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006). I discuss how the book came to be, as well as display page layouts. Children will also get a lesson on the digestive system, by means of storytelling, visual models, and snippets from the book. I also discuss my second book, The Circulatory Story (Charlesbridge, 2010) which has been selected by the Junior Library Guild for books of 2010.
$101- $200
Biss III, Joseph Forensics Science Science
There are mutilple possibilites - Bones, Blood, Finger Printing, DNA Finger Printing, etc. Contact me for what you are looking for.
$101- $200
Fathi, Saul Silas Author/Lecturer History,
Literature- Poetry,
Science
I am an author/lecturer, with specialty in 7 topics: History of Islam and the Middle East Jewish Life in Arab countries Current International Affairs Cosmology:The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Saladin and the crusades www.saulsilasfathi.com (lectured at 140 Organizations) fathi@optonline.net
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Curious Rocks: Manmade or Acts of Nature? History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Science
A lecture and slide show on peculiar rocks and rock formations throughout North America and how they bear striking resemblances to rock formations and structures in Europe and elsewhere such as dolmen, calendar sites, and the like. By themsleves they are just curious-looking rocks, but when viewed collectively patterns merge such as nature may not have created by sheer accident.
$201- $350
Raabe, Kim Privler Modus Operandi Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back to support Summer Reading Program 2014’s theme “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with a brand-new, original, live, interactive, Musical Story Show coming to libraries across New York State in July and August 2014. “Modus Operandi!” explodes with interesting scientific activities audience members can try for themselves, thought-provoking books, Information and Fun Facts about how things work, and of course, no MPP performance would be complete without the interactive music Mama Pajama’s young audiences have come to know and love throughout the years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience that will leave kids wanting more knowledge, renting more library books, and exploring science this summer in a super fun way. Join us to learn how birds fly, why magnets stick to the fridge, how a piano makes music, and many more fascinating things!
$351- $500
Animal Embassy, . World Wildlife with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about the fascinating diversity of life on Earth with Animal Embassy. Meet Animal Embassy's most enigmatic and dynamic Animal Ambassadors such as Inca, our Spectacled owl whose origins are found in Peru. Meet a Green iguana, native to Central and South America, an African Sulcata tortoise or perhaps a Red-foot tortoise from South America and the Caribbean. The softer side of nature is introduced with a Flemish Giant rabbit or a family of South American chinchillas! Learn about the habitats that provide these beautiful creatures with all that they need to survive. Animal Embassy allows children to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive, live animal presentation!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Detective Science (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Detective Science** Step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science works to solve crimes. Create and analyze fingerprints and teeth impressions. Discover how written materials can be analyzed to help solve a crime. Put your observation skills to the test and find out if you would make a good witness! Take home a Mad Science Personal Profile Kit where you can test your forensic science skills. 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
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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