Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
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
Beltrani, Susan Eat Like a Bird Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Find out how the shape of a birds beak decides what it can eat. Participants pretend to be birds to test different models of bird beaks. By using their 'beaks' (spoons, chopsticks, tweezers) students attempt to pick up various types of food. This is a fun way to understand adaptation and biodiversity! Participants take home the materials & directions to make their own bird feeder.
$101- $200
Bidwell, Beth Crows Rule! Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Crows! You either love them or you hate them! As one of the smartest animals on the planet, crows deserve our attention. A short PowerPoint presentation will introduce you to the fascinating and surprisingly awesome world of crows. Next, I will read my book about my non-releasable crow, Mojo. Then you'll meet him and if we're lucky, he'll even say Hello!
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning STARLAB Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Environment,
Science
In this inflatable planetarium, students explore the night sky and learn to recognize and name constellations. Ancient folklore and its connection to navigation is shared with the group. Greek, Roman or Native American stories are available. An optional age appropriate activity is available for an additional fee.
$201- $350
Brickman, Robin Art to Wear: Animals, Insects, or Flower Pins Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman, an award-winning book illustrator, will teach an art class based on natural science. Everyone will use coloring supplies on paper, cutting and shaping his or her piece, and then adding a pin to its back. The pins can be made into any natural item, such as flowers or insects. They can be lovely or quirky. Accuracy will be encouraged.
$351- $500
1, Mad Science Crazy Chemworks Workshops Science
Chemistry themed workshops that can be booked as individual sessions. Topics include: Chem in a Flash; Chem-Mystery; The Glow Show; Icky Sticky Stuff; Junior Reactors, Lab Works; Phantastic pH Phestival.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Helter Skelter Science
Become a Structural Engineer; design a roller coaster ride using the earth's gravity to make a marble roll over enough twists and turns to make your hair stand on end.
$101- $200
Novogrodski, Marvin The Science/ Dance Experience Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Science
First, see a magic show that defines science. Second, play with a host of fun toys and verbalize the action words discovered while playing with them. Third, using those action words, Marvelous Marvin conducts a movement class in which students explore the simple science principles discovered while students express themselves kinesthetically. Geared for Pre-K-3rd graders. Workshop can handle one class at a time. 30 kids maximum
$101- $200
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
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