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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
1, Mad Science Mad Science Shows Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mad Science offers several different amazing, high-energy science shows. Demonstrations of spectacular chemical reactions, cinematic special effects, fantastic forces, bubbling potions and more. All Mad Science shows are highly interactive, with volunteers (and sometimes the entire group) participating in every experiment and demonstration. Custom show topics can be developed upon request. Check the Mad Science website for more details: www.midhudson.madscience.org
$351- $500
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
Powers, Eric Wildlife Tracking Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Stalking a deer in the woods takes more skill than walking quietly! Learn more about the clues that animals leave us, and also what animal tracks look like. Lastly, you will make tracks out of plaster of paris to start your own track collection!!! $10 per person materials fee.
$201- $350
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
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 http://www.trainedfleas.com.
$501- $1000
Stewart, Charles Let's fly kites (For kids of all ages) Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This family friendly workshop allows up to twenty-five participants to learn about kite history, how to fly a kite, and kite safety. They decorate a pre-cut 20X20 inch Diamond shaped plastic kite sail with permanent markers. Then with help install a frame made of two 1/8 inch wooden dowels and a square rubber band, using address labels. Next Add a colorful tail and they have a kite that will fly very well indeed. Flying line is supplied. Recommended for ages six up. Enough tables are needed to allow the kite makers to spread their kite sails. Chairs are needed as well. Helpers are needed for the younger children. Helpers may be library personnel or parents.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Helter Skelter Science
Become a Structural Engineer; design a roller coaster ride using the earth's gravity to make a marble roll over enough twists and turns to make your hair stand on end.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Black & Blue Oceans (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Black & Blue Oceans** Learn about and test oil spill cleaning techniques in a mock oil spill. Learn how water pollution can affect our environment. 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
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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Principles of Stewardship Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
the basic theories and principles of land stewardship and management. Includes biodiversity studies, mapping, and the importance of producing a baseline database for the wildlife past, present, and future.
$201- $350
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning DINOSAUR DIMENSIONS Nature- Other,
Science
How big were the dinosaurs? Did the dinosaurs care for their young? Students interpret data and formulate hypotheses as they view slides featuring Museum of the Rockies original art work and compare dinosaur nest eggs, teeth, gait and footprints. Each child makes a replica of a dinosaur tooth. Wall or screen needed to show slides. Pre-K - 4th grade
$201- $350
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