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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Boyer, Jeff Fun with Energy Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Jeff Boyer takes audiences on an exciting energy-filled ride they'll always remember! Jeff brings kids right up on stage for interactive demonstrations that entertain and amaze. Science is FUN! And the science of energy is as fun as it gets. Jeff shows kids that energy is what makes our world work, through carefully laid out activities illustrating the laws and forces which govern the world around us. Kids learn about sound and light, including solar power, and electric and kinetic energies, with materials ranging from everyday objects like softballs and breakfast cereal, to radiometers and lasers, even a Van de Graaf generator!
$501- $1000
Childress, John Bates Directed Meditation Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Directed Meditation is a program designed by John Bates Childress that integrates the use of meditation, visualization, and language patterns with directions or suggestions in order to achieve a predetermined outcome. This technique can be used to help individuals manage stress and anxiety; cope with life threatening and chronic illness; change eating, exercise, smoking or other habitual behavior; and over come phobias. John Bates Childress can do presentations about Directed Meditation generally or focus on specific aspects, depending on the audience's interests. All presentations include lively voluntary audience participation to keep the audience engaged.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Wildlife Tracking Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Stalking a deer in the woods takes more skill than walking quietly! Learn more about the clues that animals leave us, and also what animal tracks look like. Lastly, you will make tracks out of plaster of paris to start your own track collection!!! $10 per person materials fee.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Let's Measure (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Let's Measure** Preschoolers will learn the basics of measurement during this workshop when they get to measure all kinds of objects using balance beam scales, bathroom scales and even their own feet! Children will be introduced to the concept of estimation and take home a measuring foot to cut out with their parents. These are programs specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, and take place at your location. Our only requirements are: a room that can be darkened if needed, with tables and chairs where the children can work comfortably; a small table to set up our equipment and access to water and electricity. The children perform experiments, participate in demonstrations and, for most workshops, there is a take home item for each child at the end of the program.
$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!
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Walloping Weather (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Walloping Weather** Welcome to the wild world of weather! Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning, and how weather can be predicted. Step into the shoes of a meteorologist, and create your own regional weather forecast. Learn about the Sun’s energy and ultraviolet radiation with the “Mad Science Sun Beads” you will take home. 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
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Recycling Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Bob Conrad brings to this program over three decades of experience performing educational assembly programs in schools. Using a large number of performing skills, including, Music,Puppets, Magic, and Ventriloquism, he makes learning about the importance of Recycling fun and exciting. When this serious subject is presented in a light-hearted manner, all your students will understand and remember the reasons WHY we must recycle and HOW they can help. Students young and old will be amazed by the magic and charmed by the puppet characters Gomer and Mr. Bird, and they will cheer for their classmates in Bob Conrad's Recycled Rhythm Band. The Magic of Recycling is fun from beginning to end, with an important message that will be long remembered. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Story Laurie's Super Sonic Adventure! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride through the world of sound with Story Laurie. In her inimitable style, Laurie will take your audience on a wacky adventure, exploring topics such as the mechanics of sound, onomatopoeia (Fizz! Boom! Baa!) and other wonders. We’ll visit the Museum of Aural Anachronisms, with its permanent exhibit on typewriters, rotary dial telephones and vinyl records. And we’ll even travel to France, where turkeys say “glou, glou, glou” and dogs say “ouah, ouah!” Yes, folks, through story, song, improv aplenty and tons of fun audience participation, you can’t ask for a more engaging, high energy show for your SRP audience. Bring Story Laurie to your public library, and you, too, will learn why she was voted 2013 “Best Children’s Performer” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Going Au Naturel in the Kitchen Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
This program provides a look at cookign with wild ingredients such as mushrooms, plants, fruits, berries, herbs and others to make cakes, teas and beverages, wines, soups, snacks, and main courses.
$201- $350
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS HEROES OF SCIENCE by DINOSAURS ROCK Nature- Environment,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Meet some of the most influential Heroes of Paleontology, Geology & Oceanography while enjoying some of the coolest MUSEUM SPECIMENS on display at your Library. We'll introduce you to some famous and some little know but important figures like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Jacques Cousteau and Mary Tharp just to name a few. You'll see a highly interactive presentation with an AMAZING hands-on genuine FOSSIL DIG Kids will dig, find, and keep and take home some genuine fossils and/or seashells and more! Patrons will get a taste of the BEST OF all Three (3) of our themed programs (DINOSAURS ROCK, GEMS ROCK, OCEANS ROCK) that we've been bringing to schools, libraries, camps and places like the Bronx Zoo for 15 years! Call Us 1-800-411-DINO (3466) or e-mail us at info@DinosaursRock.com.
$351- $500
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