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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ferrari, Johnda Balloon Science Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
People of all ages like to play with balloons. Let's take this natural enjoyment, add some imagination and combine inquiry to the world of science! How many ways can a balloon be inflated without using your mouth?Nature/Science detectives will investigate and demonstrate physical, chemical and biological properties using experiments with simple balloons. The sounds of laughter and balloon popping make this a fun experience for all!
$101- $200
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
1, Mad Science Digging for Dinosaurs Science
GREAT TOPIC to COORDINATE WITH THE 2013 SUMMER READING TOPIC -- DIG INTO READING! We'll take you on a journey to a time when giant retiles ruled the earth. Children will examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini-dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home.
$201- $350
Boyer, Jeff A Scientist's Trip Around the World History,
Science
A Scientist's Trip Around the World This is a spectacular exploration covering the stories of scientists around the world including their discoveries and inventions. Jeff Boyer takes audiences on a trip full of fun science facts and demonstrations. Volunteers are needed for this journey so bring a sense of adventure and be ready to lend a hand. www.JeffBoyer.com 914-466-3448 info@jeffboyer.com
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Our Disappearing Species Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This program focusses on species (mostly animals) which have either become extinct in recent centuries or are highly endangered. Some are extirpated from their original ranges but may be making a come back. A few were declared extinct but have later been found to still exist.
$201- $350
Hoyt, Lisa Wildlife Discovery Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Animal furs and skulls will be used to teach about mammals that are native to New York State. Make an animal tracking booklet or a plaster track.
Up to $100
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Fire & Ice (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Get ready for some sizzling excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Witness and learn about the amazing properties of fire. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Bath”, as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. The Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast!
$351- $500
Thompson, Liz Bats! Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore popular bat myths, meet bats from around the world, discover NYS bats and uncover the many ways in which bats help humankind. Multi-media program incorporates slides, models, echolocation recordings and audience participation. Kids get bat rings!
$101- $200
Alexander, Neil Wired For Sound: an overview of Electronic Music Music,
Science
I will give a 2 hour presentation on the history, tools & techniques of modern electronic music.
$351- $500
Adams, Lori Alive Now! Creatures from the Age of the Dinosaurs Media- Photography,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Triops are small aquatic creatures that have not changed in over 220 million years. They are one of the oldest living animal species on earth. Although they are not well known, some people keep them as pets. Meet local authors Dr. Helen Pashley and/or Lori Adams who will read excerpts from their book Triops - a very unusual creature. They will also explain how photographers and scientists study these creatures. Children will be able to view Triops under a microscope and make a Triops puppet to take home. Triops eggs and instructions will be provided to library staff 1 month prior, so the library can raise their own triops. Triops usually live 6-8 weeks. Books and triops eggs will be available for purchase.
$101- $200
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