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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Light...Color...Action! (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Light...Color...Action!** See all the colors in white light by using a Newton's color wheel that you build yourself. Witness the wonders of chromatography in an exciting demonstration, and then be introduced to the concept of light diffraction by wearing the Mad Science Rainbow Glasses during a spectacular and safe indoor fireworks display!. (Requires electricity and a room that can be darkened). 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
Science, Wondergy Wondergy Science Nature- Environment,
Science
Wondergy Science Wonder + Energy = Learning for Fun Wondergy is a team of scientists who love to play. Everything is unscripted and driven by audience participation. You might even call it science improvisation. But be careful what you wish for, because Wondergy’s scientists may set themselves ablaze, blow stuff up, or send athletes flying over your audience at your request! From world-champion Skateboarders to Laser Shows or Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wondergy brings awesome stuff, and explores the science that makes it work Family-friendly and adaptable, Wondergy events are great for kids, teens, and adults. Wondergy programs typically run between 60 and 90 minutes, and are great for special occasions, pre-school & school programs, summer camps, collegiate events, corporate functions, meetings and keynotes, and more! Wondergy can work with you to create custom programming adapted to your community, your curriculum, your market, and your goals!
$351- $500
Iannotti, Erica Make Something That DOES Something! Science
So few of us understand how the electronic devices we are obsessed with actually work. Join us as we explore the world of innovation in this hands-on workshop! Spark and support an interest in STEAM (Sci Tech Eng Art Math) and mold the next Steve Jobs of the world! In this workshop participants will innovate through a posed problem in a collaborative environment using littleBits electronics and craft materials. https://littleBits.cc *Littlebits are color-coded open source electronic modules that snap together magnetically for prototyping, learning and fun! CNN calls them “Legos for the iPad generation!” Example workshops : Create a machine that can create art ~ POWERful cities ~ Hack the Holidays. Challenges can be designed to fit a library's current theme! Workshops are scalable from 1 hour to 6 hours. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For a September 2013 workshop video check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFhE8EhLEs Questions can be directed to Erica Iannotti eiannotti@compuchild.com
$201- $350
Mayes, Sara Maple Sugaring at Home Nature- Other,
Science
Participants discover how to make delicious, fresh maple syrup from their own maple trees! Learn to identify a maple tree, see what equipment is needed for "sugaring", and find out how to collect and cook the tree sap. This winter program is appropriate for adults or families with school-aged children.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Space Phenomena (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Space Phenomena** Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this phenomenal program on space events! See comets up close as one is formed before your eyes, and take home your very own “Mad Science Catch-a-Comet”. 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
Kuhn, Lindsay Dig In Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Smoke Ridge Farm is an organic sustainable farm in upstate NY. Using a modified square foot garden method, we plant enough food to feed 40 families on just 5 acres. During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. An alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about farming green (using real live horse power), heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, environmental conservation using butterflies, and horse rescue and rehabilitation. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading 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
Beltrani, Susan Dead Men do Tell Tales Science
Learn how forensic specialists read bones to uncover clues. Understand the scientific principles relating to the study of the human skeleton and become a forensic archaeologist! Using real human bones, students are introduced to the science of forensic archaeology. As teams of forensic specialists, they are challenged to examine the bones for clues. Students hypothesize about the person's age, gender and possible demise.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Un-Frog-get-able Frogs Nature- Animals,
Science
Jump, eat and swim like a frog. Learn about these burrowing noise makers and their webs through stories, crafts and songs.
$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
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