Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Harnessing Heat (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Harnessing Heat** Fast moving molecules are the main attraction in this exploration of energy and heat. We’ll show you how air behaves when heated or cooled, and launch a mini rocket launch to study the properties of heat. Learn about states of matter turning sugar into floss while making your very own cotton candy to eat! (Not recommended for groups with food allergies, diabetes, or kosher concerns) 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
Zimmermann, Linda Mysterious Stone Sites of the Hudson Valley/Northeast History,
Science
Hundreds of stone chambers, walls, dolmens, petroglyphs, and calendar sites are in the Hudson Valley of NY, and throughout the northeast. Many sites have astronomical alignments to the moon, solstices, and equinoxes. Are they colonial, Native American, or of some other pre-Columbian origins? The program explores the wonder and mysteries that surround these sites.
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Talk to the Animals with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This educational and entertaining program will take library patrons around the world with a unique group of rescued animals, representing diverse habitats. Animals have many ways to communicate and Animal Embassy will help children to interpret and even mimic some of them. Participants will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant. We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Join Animal Embassy as we unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication. Meet live Animal Ambassadors such as frogs, Chinchillas, a Milk snake, a large Green iguana and more!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Who Goes There? Animal Tracks Nature- Animals,
Science
Something big has been this way and left tracts in the dirt. Is it a monster, bigfoot or is the local wildlife hanging around? Come solve the mystery of the footprints. Make a cast of an animal track to take home. Dress for mess!
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
Hoyt, Lisa Traveling Pond Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A traveling pond will make a splash at your library with live fish, salamanders, frogs and insects. Children will be able to touch live animals and will learn how these animals survive in a watery environment.
Up to $100
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning YOUR SENSES Life Skills- Other,
Science
Students will touch, taste, listen, see and smell their way to discovering how all 5 senses are used to interpret the world around them. They learn how the senses are part of an interrelated system, taste salt, sugar, and lemon water, also make perfume/cologne (to take home) using mint, orange and vanilla extracts. Pre-K - 3rd grade.
$201- $350
Mayes, Sara Dinosaur Days Nature- Other,
Science
Many young children are fascinated by dinosaurs and the earth’s prehistoric past. During this Earth Science program, children examine authentic fossils, construct a “dinosaur” from actual animal bones and learn to think like a team of real paleontologists.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Earthworks (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Earthworks** Discover what the Earth is composed of, and learn all about rocks and minerals. Explore what lies inside an ordinary-looking piece of rock and see minerals fluoresce before your very eyes. Learn about the forces that create earthquakes, the natural faults under the Earth's crust and how mountains are formed. Take home the Mad Science Sedimentary Stacker. 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
1, Mad Science Fun-damental Forces Science
This class lays the foundation for further study in physical sciences and gives students a vivid and concise understanding of what makes the universe tick: gravity, inertia, centrifugal force and centripetal force. Students will answer the question, 'What happens to an object when a force acts upon it?' by experimenting with plasticene (clay) and rubber balls! The class will then divide into four groups so students can travel to different work stations for more hands-on science fun.
$201- $350
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