Performers and Programs

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Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Shapes and Structures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
**Shapes and Structures** Children will discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will create their own shapes and structures to take home. 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Up, Up & Away (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a mini-rocket. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CRIME LAB Science
Working in teams participants investigate a crime scene using the techniques of fingerprinting, chromatography and various clues. The goal is to solve the crime of the missing Madagascar hissing roaches. An exciting and challenging experience. All materials are included. 3rd - 5th grade
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Up, Up & Away Science
under construction
$201- $350
Straka, Mike Mastodons, Cavemen and Bears - Oh My! Science
This program will highlight the Ice Age and explore the life of cavemen and the unusual animals that inhabited the planet. We will touch on how cultures began and what shaped them. We will feature a museum casting of a 60,000 year old Neanderthal man, nicknamed Moshe. In addition, your patrons will see actual fossils and early tools of humans. Finally, we'll host an interactive game show- "Are You Smarter Than A Caveman?"
$201- $350
Hoyt, Lisa Water Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
No one can survive long without water. Learn the importance of clean water and the water cycle. Make a simple rain stick.
Up to $100
Dayan, Nomi Wands, Wizards, and Waves / I Sea a Sea Monster Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
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
Marki, Trish Owls- Raptors of the Night Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Meet some of the owls that call your backyard their home. Come face to face with live birds of prey. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
Straka, Mike All Things Prehistoric Science
Field paleontologist Mike and Roberta Straka will introduce their latest discovery, Molly the Mosasaur. The program will feature Molly the Mosasaur, a fifteen foot undersea reptile and tell her story. During the program, your audience will gain an understanding of life in the ancient seas, 70 million years ago. Original music, songs, puppets, show & tell, a special guest and the Prehistoric Game Show, will round out this 45 minute fun-filled show.
$201- $350
Jones, Thomas Unsolved Crimes History,
This is a library program version of one of my more popular college courses. We examine some of the most famous, captivating unsolved crimes and apply the knowledge of a modern forensic scientist to see if there is anything new we can learn. Typically, we choose one or two cases to cover, from a list that includes Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh Kidnapping, the Black Dahlia (and potential connections to other crimes), and the Zodiac.
$201- $350
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