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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
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
Berlin, Jan Prickly, Tickly, Soft, Smooth, and Squishy Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals assist the audience in understanding the different textures that make the world go round. Scaly reptiles, squishy frogs, soft mammals, quilled mammals - an assortment of textures keep this program fun and lively.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Microbes: Are they totally wicked? Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
This class has a lecture and a lab component. We are surrounded by, infiltrated, and even share our genes with microbes. Are they friend, or foe? Are you on a quest to annihilate your best allies? Patrons will be introduced to the world of beneficial microbes and how they protect us and promote our health. Patrons will learn about different classes of microbes, their morphology, and learn how to culture petri-film, and test pH of various experimental mediums. Would compliment nicely with a reading of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, or Rodney Deitert's The Human Super-Organism. Suitable for 2017 summer reading programs.
$101- $200
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
Stelljes, Eileen Mastodon; American Incognitum! History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress shares details of the discovery of a Mastodon skeleton in Orange County, NY. A tri-fold display board, 'fossil' tusk, model molars, and small dinosaur skeletons are displayed. Program includes all materials for a miniature archeological dig after the lecture. Were huge bones found along the banks of the Hudson from a giant or mythical monster? It was a national mystery before dinosaurs were known! Children dig and ID what they unearth! Choice of #1 dinosaur egg OR #2 skeleton figure. Use provided charts and books from your display to help with identification. If desired, option #3 is to 'flesh out' dinosaur skeletons using clay.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Bird Brains Unite! Nature- Animals,
Science
Bird Brains Unite! Why do birds fly south for the winter? Why do they sing? Learn this and much more in this fun and lively presentation by Ranger Eric about our feathered friends. Plus there will be artifacts on hand such as skulls and nests! If you have a feathered friend at home please bring a picture to share with everyone!
$201- $350
Riotto, Mary Diane Science Fair Workshop: Bouncy Balls! Grades K-2 Science
An engaging, hands-on, developmentally appropriate, and very kid friendly workshop offered by an experienced educator for those children in grades K-2 and their parents who are interested in participating in their school's Science Fair. We will be exploring all aspects of the Scientific Process as we explore the recently discovered branch of science- Bounce-ology! Parents and children will pick up useful tips on everything from where to find ideas for getting their science fair experiment started to displaying a fantastic, final project. This program can be paired with Ready, Set Glow! a science fair workshop designed for grades 3-5. A surcharge will be added to the regular fee for libraries located outside of a thirty mile radius
$201- $350
1, Mad Science The Science of Magic Science
How did they do that? It must have been magic! No...it was the clever application of scientific knowledge! As an opener, students will be dazzled by magic with our disappearing rabbit... but is it really magic? We'll challenge them to employ their mind, body and all five senses to determine the explanation of our tricks! During this class they will see and try some of the most classic magic tricks - the Illusion Box,various handkerchief tricks and some newer tricks like Hydrophobic Experience.
$201- $350
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