Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
Beltrani, Susan Reach for the Stars Science
Participants explore the night sky and learn to recognize constellations. Ancient folklore and its connection to the constellations are discussed. Take home your own Star Map to help you navigate the night sky!
$201- $350
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
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
Animal Embassy, . Heroes of the Animal Kingdom Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a diversity of animals who lead heroic lives! While firefighters, doctors, librarians and police officers are heroes who work to enrich our lives and support us, animals too are heroes that help us as well as each other. We’ll explore how a variety of animals keep us healthy by eating disease-carrying insects. Learn how some tortoises dig burrows that provide homes for hundreds of other species during at least one stage of their lifecycle. Discover how some animals dig trenches for their offspring, while others adopt orphaned babies. We’ll also discuss how animals help to plant forests as well as fruit trees! Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a Solomon Islands Monkey-tailed skink, a Red-foot or Sulcata tortoise, Green Tree frogs or Red-eyed Tree frogs, an African bullfrog, a Bull snake, Chinchillas, a Chilean Rose Hair tarantula and perhaps an Eclectus parrot or an Owl!
$201- $350
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at http://www.trainedfleas.com.
$501- $1000
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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