Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Dayan, Nomi Senses in the Shadows Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The Whaling Museum presents 9 programs focusing on Nocturnal Life this summer, including Senses in the Shadows, Nocturnal Noses, Teeth in the Twilight, Bones after Bedtime, and CricketFest. Our programs present fun hands-on activities, take-home craft projects, and fun science experiments. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
$101- $200
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Illusions Science
Is it magic or is it science? Don't be fooled. Discover the science behind many illusions. Make your own illusions to take home. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Visco, Christopher ORGANIC FOODS: Are they better? Life Skills- Food,
Science
There was a time when the word Organic was rare in a grocery store. Not any more. From potato chips to apples, the consumer is now bombarded with the choice of natural and organic. There is debate over the meaning of the word organic. This lively presentation will explore the truth about organic foods, covering organic meats, vegetables and other foods.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Black & Blue Oceans (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Black & Blue Oceans** Learn about and test oil spill cleaning techniques in a mock oil spill. Learn how water pollution can affect our environment. 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Super Structures (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Super Structures** Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as a sweet earthquake-proof building! (Not recommended for groups with food allergies, diabetes, or kosher concerns) 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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Plant Identification For Beginners Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A slide show and lecture offering an introdution to plant identification by using texts and field guides and by pointing out the characteristics to look for without getting into deep technical discussion and analysis> Nature study is often presented as too overpowering for many and this can be intimidating. this program is a user friendly approach to this field of study which should make it a fun experience rather than an overpowering one.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Science Of Toys (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Science of Toys ** Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Use bouncing balls, yo-yos and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how vector toys and string things work, and bring home a glowing “Mad Science Yo-Yo”. 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
Bureau, Sandra Fizz Boom Read: Thunderstorms Nature- Environment,
Science
Thunderstorms--You experience this BOOM created by static electricity. Learn the secrets of lightening--create your own and thunder--who can create the biggest boom?
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Wacky Waves Science
Wacky Waves combines three demonstrations and three activities in this exciting introduction to one of life's fundamentals - water. Students will explore four facets of this fascinating substance: density, water as the universal solvent, water pollution and the dynamics of waves. Eggbert and Megg, our hard-boiled friends, will introduce and illustrate density. Since water is a universal solvent, we will explain the incredible phenomena of hydrophobic sand!
$201- $350
Iannotti, Erica Make Something That DOES Something! Science
So few of us understand how the electronic devices we are obsessed with actually work. Join us as we explore the world of innovation in this hands-on workshop! Spark and support an interest in STEAM (Sci Tech Eng Art Math) and mold the next Steve Jobs of the world! In this workshop participants will innovate through a posed problem in a collaborative environment using littleBits electronics and craft materials. https://littleBits.cc *Littlebits are color-coded open source electronic modules that snap together magnetically for prototyping, learning and fun! CNN calls them “Legos for the iPad generation!” Example workshops : Create a machine that can create art ~ POWERful cities ~ Hack the Holidays. Challenges can be designed to fit a library's current theme! Workshops are scalable from 1 hour to 6 hours. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For a September 2013 workshop video check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFhE8EhLEs Questions can be directed to Erica Iannotti eiannotti@compuchild.com
$201- $350
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