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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Carey, Margaret Computer Workshops - All Levels - Various Programs Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Science
Margaret Carey of Key to Computing has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. In addition, she has taught classes for local libraries, adult education programs, individuals and private companies. She specializes in matching her program to the experience level of the class and has a wonderfully entertaining way of presenting topics. She is able to answer questions and provide insight to the topics covered. Ms. Carey will develop a handout specific for the topic . Topics include: Computer Basics Introduction the Internet Introduction to Word Letter writing with Word Advanced Features in Word Introduction to Excel Advanced Features in Excel PowerPoint Facebook Free Email Newsletter with MailChimp Shopping Safely Online Online Coupon Shopping Customized classes are available to meet your requirements. Please note the fee for custom classes may be higher.
$101- $200
Dayan, Nomi Sounds of the Night Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore how whales and nocturnal animals use the amazing world of sounds to get around in the dark. Touch a whale earbone and test your own ears by trying hands-on sound experiment stations with tuning forks, vibrating shakers, and other instruments. Create your own musical instrument.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Bugs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Bugs** Welcome to the realm of insects! Learn about their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment. Explore what characteristics insects have and bring home your own “Mad Science Bug Box”. 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
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
Tougias, Robert The Quest For The Eastern Cougar Nature- Animals,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The cougar or Puma concolor once roamed free and wild all across the Northeast. It was extirpated from this region about 1890; however, ever since there have been sightings and even some field evidence. Yet local wildlife officials continue to tell us that they do not exist. In fact, the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the species extinct here this spring. Only a month later, a 140 pound male cougar was struck and killed in Milford, Connecticut. If they are extinct then why do so many people see them and how do you explain the recent kill? Robert Tougias will answer this question and discuss the future of the large carnivore here in New England. The program will last forty five minutes and will be followed by questions. "I will be discussing the history and extirpation of the eastern cougar with slides of historical interest,the debate over whether or not cougars live here and the question of reintroducing cougars back into our woodlands..."
$201- $350
Zupp, Brad The Feats of Memory Show (A) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Students learn how to triple their ability to remember during one 45-minute assembly (even if they hate studying). Teaching the science of remembering using the performing arts. In this unique assembly, students learn HOW to remember! - Improve test scores, spelling, vocabulary, foreign languages and more. - Increase creative thinking and the ability to visualize as students use the three keys to unlocking their amazing memory abilities. - Boost test-taking confidence and classroom participation when students remember answers easier. - Students understand the science of how the mind forgets and the importance of homework, review and studying - Each performance can be customized for specific grade(s) and with examples of specific areas that need to be addressed as directed by faculty or parents. Available for grades 3 and higher. - This arts in education performance uses theatre, comedy and circus arts to demonstrate keys points and keep the students entertained as they learn - Amazing "feats of memory" impress the students as they see dozens of their names remembered instantly and a random 40-digit number that they provide is memorized in less than 60 seconds, right before their eyes More details, testimonials and a preview video at: www.FeatsOfMemory.com
$501- $1000
Durkin, Peter Botswana, a Wildlife Paradise Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Botswana, Africa is one of the last remaining truly wild places on earth. Former Botswana resident, author, conservationist, and safari guide, Peter Durkin shares insights into the country, its flora and fauna, and the conservation efforts to preserve it. The presentation is based on first-hand experiences gained from running a non-profit game reserve and consulting with local community trusts on natural resource management and eco-tourism. It provides unique insights and details on the National Parks and other wild areas, the many species both great and small found there, and several conservation efforts.
$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
Novogrodski, Marvin The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The Magic of Science explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention. With simple experiments that kids can try at home, they learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide and the invention of the wheel. The Magic of Science draws a link between the work of artists and scientists, encouraging persistence and exploration. Check out streaming video at www.marvmarv.com. K-6th graders A professional performer since 1984, Marvelous Marvin incorporates dance, theater, magic and circus arts with his love of research and science. The Magic of Science is scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text and was created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Behold the twirling perpetous! Thrill to the billiard-ball spinning sculptures! Marvel at the eight-foot tall photo collage!
$501- $1000
Dayan, Nomi Wands, Wizards, and Waves / I Sea a Sea Monster Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We present two programs about Spooks and Magic this summer. "I Sea a Sea Monster" explores how legends like the Lock Ness and Mermaids originate - and kids create their own Sea Monster with clay and Monster Goo. In "Wands, Wizards, and Waves," kids learn about sailors' supersitions at sea, visit a Potions Table, and create their own wands. Our programs present hands-on activities, take-home crafts, and fun experiments. We are accredited (by American Association of Museums) and insured; programs are taught by certified educators. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
Up to $100
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