Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Field Studies in Natural Science Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
This is a tour over moderate terrain through areas of natural interest. The subject depends upon the request of the customer. Suggestions can be plant identification, fungi identification, ornithology, geology, environmental studies, herbalism, etc.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Earthworks (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Earthworks** Discover what the Earth is composed of, and learn all about rocks and minerals. Explore what lies inside an ordinary-looking piece of rock and see minerals fluoresce before your very eyes. Learn about the forces that create earthquakes, the natural faults under the Earth's crust and how mountains are formed. Take home the Mad Science Sedimentary Stacker. 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 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
Sears, Susan Spider Web Wonders Nature- Animals,
Science
Learn about these fascinating creatures and their webs through games, crafts and stories. An outside component can be added if a suitable space is available.
$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
Science, Wondergy SoundScience Disability Awareness,
Music,
Science
Experience music and sound as you’ve never seen or felt it before! Turn your voice into a giant laser show. Play with unique instruments, including a Laser Harp and a PVC Xylophone, and get tickled with sound with a huggable speaker. Learn about hearing loss and other ways Deaf people can still experience sounds. TOPICS: Waves, pitch, volume, sound in air, harmony, adding waves, filtering waves, human speech. A hands-on activity making working speakers can finish-up this show!
$351- $500
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
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
Stelljes, Eileen Book Engineering Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Recycle used book covers to create decorated notebooks, journals, or sketchbooks. Using provided materials, combine masking tape, duct tape, book covers, and papers cue to size to design and assemble the completed book. If time allows, create a mini zig-zag album.
$101- $200
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