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Performer
Program
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Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Insect Comedy Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our Six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate's Acorn, one of Diane's original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And in another backyard tale we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane's hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects. "From the Academy's point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!" Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Looking at Leaves Nature- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Leaves are all around us; we eat leaves, use them for shade and enjoy their color. Through games, crafts and stories the students will use their senses to make observations about leaves. After we read Leaf Man they will create their own leaf picture to take home.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Bird Brains Unite! Nature- Animals,
Science
Bird Brains Unite! Why do birds fly south for the winter? Why do they sing? Learn this and much more in this fun and lively presentation by Ranger Eric about our feathered friends. Plus there will be artifacts on hand such as skulls and nests! If you have a feathered friend at home please bring a picture to share with everyone!
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Sonic Sounds (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Sonic Sounds** Discover sound, sound waves, and the way household items can be used to create amazing movie effects. Use our multi-effects processor to alter your voice, resulting in lots of cool special effects. Discover how a “Talking Cord” works, and bring home your very own! 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
Visco, Christopher ORGANIC FOODS: Are they better? Life Skills- Food,
Science
There was a time when the word Organic was rare in a grocery store. Not any more. From potato chips to apples, the consumer is now bombarded with the choice of natural and organic. There is debate over the meaning of the word organic. This lively presentation will explore the truth about organic foods, covering organic meats, vegetables and other foods.
$101- $200
Ceceri, Kathy STEM Workshop: How to Make a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the middle-grade activity book "Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future" will talk about low tech/no tech ways to help kids start designing, building, and inventing! Based on her years of teaching STEM concepts using everyday crafts, Kathy will suggest materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. An award-winning author and illustrator who has presented fun hands-on programs at schools, museums, and libraries around the Northeast, Kathy's favorite projects include the Motorized ArtBot, Solar Wobblebot, Gravity-Powered Robot Walker, Working Waterwheel, and Polarized Light Painting. Kathy has spoken at World Maker Faire New York in 2012 and 2013, and helped organize the Emma Willard Mini Maker Faire in October 2013. She is proud to serve on the board of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy, one of the fastest-growing makerspaces in the country.
$101- $200
Biss III, Joseph Exotic Animals Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, etc. from all over the world are shared with the audience. The group is told of the animal’s life history and their importance in nature. I also discuss the animal’s interaction with people – both good and bad. Usually six to eight animals are shown and discussed with 30 years of hands on and 25 years of teaching experience. Please check out my web page for more details.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Current Events (Electricity) Science
In this electrifying class, students will be taken on a tour of the electron freeway. Problem-solving abilities, scientific know-how and good retention skills are explored when students tackle the problem of creating a circuit which will light a bulb. It's not as easy as it sounds! After mastering simple circuits, the class will turn to a hands-on exploration of more complex series circuits.
$201- $350
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
Tougias, Robert The Quest For The Eastern Cougar Nature- Animals,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The cougar or Puma concolor once roamed free and wild all across the Northeast. It was extirpated from this region about 1890; however, ever since there have been sightings and even some field evidence. Yet local wildlife officials continue to tell us that they do not exist. In fact, the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the species extinct here this spring. Only a month later, a 140 pound male cougar was struck and killed in Milford, Connecticut. If they are extinct then why do so many people see them and how do you explain the recent kill? Robert Tougias will answer this question and discuss the future of the large carnivore here in New England. The program will last forty five minutes and will be followed by questions. "I will be discussing the history and extirpation of the eastern cougar with slides of historical interest,the debate over whether or not cougars live here and the question of reintroducing cougars back into our woodlands..."
$201- $350
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