Performers and Programs

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Ferrari, Johnda PLANTastics- The World of Plants Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Take a deep breath.Have you thanked a plant today? Leaves, seeds, and flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.Young botanists will examine structures,special adaptations and uses of plants by humans and animals.Hands-on activities and take home projects for all! Leave with a smile and a green thumb!
$101- $200
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil Adventure Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Crafts
We bring the museum to you! Giant exhibits & interactive, entertaining performance - 50+ life-size & genuine museum-quality fossils, 5-500 million years old. Students create original dinosaur art - 50 foot mural & interact with exhibit pieces. Topics: extinction theory, plant vs. meat-eaters, fossil formation..Act as paleontologist during fossil dig...take home genuine specimens like dinosaur bone, shark teeth... Ninth year. Seen by 1MM+. Clients include Bronx Zoo, National Geographic. Gems Rock Mineral Adventures, too.
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Fizz! Boom! Read! with Jackie the Magician (& Bee Bee the Clown's) Libray Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
A clown/magician/ventriloquist/juggler with a science degree in Chemical Engineering? Yes!!! This is the happy, awesome background that Bee Bee the Clown and/or Jackie the Magician brings to her Fizz! Boom! Read! 2014 Summer Reading Show. Just imagine the possibilities! This family program encourages girls and boys to find answers and understand the magic of the world in a new way. This interactive comedy magic show combines puppets and ventriloquism and amazing balloon sculptures. (Also a great example for young people of an unconventional career path.)
$201- $350
Carey, Margaret Computer Workshops - All Levels - Various Programs Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Margaret Carey of Key to Computing has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. In addition, she has taught classes for local libraries, adult education programs, individuals and private companies. She specializes in matching her program to the experience level of the class and has a wonderfully entertaining way of presenting topics. She is able to answer questions and provide insight to the topics covered. Ms. Carey will develop a handout specific for the topic . Topics include: Computer Basics Introduction the Internet Introduction to Word Letter writing with Word Advanced Features in Word Introduction to Excel Advanced Features in Excel PowerPoint Facebook Free Email Newsletter with MailChimp Shopping Safely Online Online Coupon Shopping Customized classes are available to meet your requirements. Please note the fee for custom classes may be higher.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Adventures in Air (Preschool Workshop) Other,
**Adventures in Air** Preschoolers will learn that even though air is invisible it is all around them all the time. They will also learn that air has the power to both move items and to slow them down. They will also experiment with a variety of items that rely on the air to help them move, and they will put together their own airplane. 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 Space Phenomena (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
**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
Sears, Susan Magnets: Underground Forces Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The students discover some of the science behind magnets by experimenting with them. The first magnet was discovered in rocks by an elderly shepherd. Hear the story and then become a Magnetician! Discover how the world around us pushes, pulls and has its ups and downs with a variety of hands on activities.
$101- $200
Bertles, John Recycling Remix Music,
Nature- Environment,
A 3+ performer remix of our famous Bash the Trash performance, plus hands-on instrument building, followed by an audience-participatory culminating event. We start with a version of our show that gives the basics of instrument building, as well as driving home the environmental message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Participants then build a variety of instruments using recycled/reused materials that they bring in themselves, and/or materials provided by Bash the Trash. The event culminates in a joyous music-making event in which the audience members join the band. Depending on your physical space and appropriateness, this final event can take the form of a stage performance, a parade, or something completely different.
$1001- $3000
Mayes, Sara Maple Sugaring at Home Nature- Other,
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
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at
$501- $1000
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