Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sieling, Tom Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake! - Humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids that engage the whole family 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 92 family programs during the summer reading season of 2013, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2014 program, 'Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake!', is designed with the 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' summer reading 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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. How Natives and Settlers of the Region Used Edible and Medicinal Plants History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A slide show and lecture explaining how the earliest settlers and the local Indian tribes relied on commonly growing wild plants and fungi to supplement their meager diets and to treat ailments. Many are right under our noses and were familiar fare to our ancestors> Many are far more nutritious than garden variery vegetables and yet are ignored by modern man.
$201- $350
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, The RMS Titanic: Her Final Days History,
Media- Photography,
Science
On a cold April night in 1912, the magnificent new luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg as she was making her way towards New York on her maiden voyage from England. In a few short hours, she sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic, taking with her the lives of more than 1,500 people. The tragedy shocked the world and, through the years, the legend of this story has continued to grow. Seventy three years after the sinking, the wreck of the Titanic was discovered 2 ½ miles below the surface by an intrepid group of Oceanographers using state of the art technology. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they recall the tragic history of the R.M.S. Titanic and the exciting search for her remains. The show will also feature discussions on the technology used to find the wreck and will examine the current controversy over the recovery of artifacts from this site.
$201- $350
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
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
Grubb, Christopher Planetarium Adventures Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Prepare yourself as Planetarium Adventures takes you on a journey that will Inspire, Innovate and bring Discovery to the classroom. Planetarium Adventures is a completely portable planetarium that comes to you! No matter if you represent a school, a library or even a local community organization, Planetarium Adventures will bring the universe to the classroom. Please visit the website for complete descriptions on all programs offered. Planetarium Adventures can also adapt any program to fit your needs.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning THE MUMMY History,
Multicultural- Other,
Science
Participants learn about the ancient process of embalming and the cultural significance of mummification. Topics discussed include amulets, sarcophagus, canopic jars and pyramid building. Students make their very own mummy to take home. 4th - 6th grade
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Lights On (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Lights On** What is light? Interactive and hands-on activities will assist preschoolers to understand light. How light helps us to see, how light can change colors and that light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow are some of the concepts introduced in this workshop. These are programs specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, and take place at your location. Our only requirements are: a room that can be darkened if needed, with tables and chairs where the children can work comfortably; a small table to set up our equipment and access to water and electricity. The children perform experiments, participate in demonstrations and, for most workshops, there is a take home item for each child at the end of the program.
$101- $200
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Spirit of Invention History,
Science
See our collection of inventions and guess their functions. Learn how inventions are crated through a combination of technology, problem-solving skills and creativity. use recycled materials to create your own futuristic invention. Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd grade.
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy Wondergy Science Nature- Environment,
Science
Wondergy Science Wonder + Energy = Learning for Fun Wondergy is a team of scientists who love to play. Everything is unscripted and driven by audience participation. You might even call it science improvisation. But be careful what you wish for, because Wondergy’s scientists may set themselves ablaze, blow stuff up, or send athletes flying over your audience at your request! From world-champion Skateboarders to Laser Shows or Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wondergy brings awesome stuff, and explores the science that makes it work Family-friendly and adaptable, Wondergy events are great for kids, teens, and adults. Wondergy programs typically run between 60 and 90 minutes, and are great for special occasions, pre-school & school programs, summer camps, collegiate events, corporate functions, meetings and keynotes, and more! Wondergy can work with you to create custom programming adapted to your community, your curriculum, your market, and your goals!
$351- $500
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