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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Matter of Fact Science
Through a hands on approach, we introduce children to the structure of atoms and molecules. They will learn how atoms combine to create molecules, examine molecules and molecular bonding. They will learn and observe the difference between physical and chemical changes. As the final experiment in chemical changes, students will have the chance to create their own Mad Science Putty. This lesson provides children the opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry based instructional methods.
$201- $350
Bidwell, Beth Local Wildlife Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Take a walk on the wild side! Meet some of the animals that call your backyard their home. Almost any acre of ground in New York is host to a wide variety of animals. Hawks, falcons, owls, turtles, and snakes are all your neighbors; come on out and get to know them!
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Seeman, Laurie From Waterdrop to Watershed Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Strawtown invites participants to learn fascinating and important new things about water and water habitats through hands-on Art and Science workshops. We begin with a discussion about the many ways we use, appreciate and interact with water. We take a close look at one drop of water, and how it travels in a larger vase of water. Participants make observations about what they see. We look at how one tinted drop of water falls into a vortex of water, and participants relate this to other experiences they have with water. Participants make ink drop paintings using the same scientific materials with which we just worked. They experiment with the way the ink drop moves around on the wet and/or dry paper. With watercolor pencils they personalize their paintings. With volunteers we demonstrate what a watershed is. With different earth materials, we look at how raindrops fall onto a “mountain”, and create a watershed with tributaries, ponds, lakes, and oceans. Participants learn to see the connection between the water cycle and human activity with regard for woodlands, wetland habitats, grasslands, soil, and geology, and animal bio-diversity.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda For the Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join in as Nature Detectives play the role of ornithologists exploring the world of birds! What characteristics make a bird? We will look at feathers, beaks, feet, nests and eggs. Models of bird specimens such as bluejays, flamingo and ducks will be on hand. After our examination,we will play games about adaptations. We end with helping our feathered friends by making a bird feeder to take home!
$101- $200
Knight, Leonora Pre-K - 2nd Grade Animal Show Literature- Other,
Music,
Science
Your younger patrons will love performing songs to such books as From Head to Toe, The Very Busy Spider, Stellaluna, In the Small Pond, Quiet Cricket, Mr. Seahorse, Rainbow Fish, Diary of a Worm or a Fly and more! Each show features 7 different original and multi-cultural songs which are transformed into age appropriate musical numbers. They will learn about the animals behavior by acting out to the music! Props, puppets and costumes enhance creativity.
$201- $350
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Under Pressure (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Under Pressure** Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take an exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and take home the famous “Mad Science Air Drive Rocket”. 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
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Long Island Lighthouses History,
Media- Photography,
Science
Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they weave their special blend of beautiful photography and informative lecture to explore the fascinating history of some of Long Island’s most interesting lighthouses. During this program, the viewer will travel from Coney Island to Montauk, examining lighthouse architecture, their technology, and the stories that make these vital structures such an integral part of our local history. In addition, the story behind Long Island’s Life Saving Services will also be discussed. The program concludes with a multi-media presentation in celebration of the dramatic beauty of these lighthouses both here on Long Island and around the country.
$201- $350
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