Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Eye to Eye (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Eye to Eye** This workshop will introduce students to their sense of sight. They will experiment with magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes and binoculars. The preschoolers will also interact with a variety of optical illusions to illustrate that your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you. 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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Curious Rocks: Manmade or Acts of Nature? History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Science
A lecture and slide show on peculiar rocks and rock formations throughout North America and how they bear striking resemblances to rock formations and structures in Europe and elsewhere such as dolmen, calendar sites, and the like. By themsleves they are just curious-looking rocks, but when viewed collectively patterns merge such as nature may not have created by sheer accident.
$201- $350
Kruk, Jonathan Fizz + Boom = Invention Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
This program will intrigue older children with the compelling stories and skits of several inventors and their inventions. Fulton and the steamboat, Edison and the electric light, Hedy Lamarr and radio waves, plus the surprising secret behind the invention of the telescope. Ask for a tale on your favorite inventor. The bibliography includes; Ideas That Changed the World by DK Publishing, and Spectrum Spread & Hedy Lamarr by Rob Walters.
$201- $350
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
Animal Embassy, . Nighttime in the Animal Kingdom with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy on this night-time journey through the fascinating night life of the animal kingdom! With this captivating program, we will help children to understand the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals by providing exciting, live examples of each. Library patrons will discover what these amazing creatures do while we are tucked tightly in our beds dreaming! Many nocturnal critters have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . . . We will explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live Animal Ambassadors such as a Red-eyed tree frog, a Hedgehog, a Sugar glider, Ball pythons, a Rabbit or a Ferret, a Spotted salamander, a Tokay or Crested gecko, and more!
$201- $350
Dayan, Nomi It's Electric! Museums,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Explore how electricity lights up the night! Did you know your brain uses electricity too? See what glows, moves, or buzzes in our hands-on electric and static experiments. Design your own glow in the dark animal to take home!
$101- $200
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
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS with Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
Programs available include:

PHENOMENAL PHYSICS by Mr. Fish proves that science can be fun by showing students amazing tricks involving bubbles, balloons, bull whips, eggs and a table stacked with glasses.

THE ANTI-GRAVITY SHOW shows that the law of gravity, “everything that goes up must come down,” changes when things start spinning. Audience learns how to do many circus skills including balancing, rope spinning, magic, and more.

THE MAGIC OF CHEMISTRY is performed by both Mr. Fish and Lisa Lou. Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity. The performance can also be presented as a dynamic solo show by Lisa Lou.

THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC uses mirrors, magnets, math, air, optical illusions, and more to explore how to use science to perform common magic tricks.

THE AMAZING ACTIVITY ZONE is an interactive workshop, where various stations are set up for children to browse through. Each station has a science-related circus activity.

SUPER CIRCUS STUFF is a PURELY FUN one or two-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole family!

$501- $1000
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
Austin, Robert Theatre of the Mind Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mentalist Robert Austin will read people' minds through a series of experiments. This will include Robert using sightless vision. Coins,tape and a STEEL blindfold will be put on Robert's eyes and still he will be able to name people's names, social security numbers, serial numbers on dollar bills,people's addresses and play tic-tac-toe with someone. He will memorize items people yell out. He will bend, spoons,folks and keys with just his mind. He will be able to predict a word picked from a book of over 200 pages. And much more!
$501- $1000
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