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Performer
Program
Category
Description
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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
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Weather Wonders (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Weather Wonders** Wind, Water, and Heat are the three components of weather. Your mini meteorologists attempt to learn the mysteries behind our weather patterns. 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
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning THE MUMMY History,
Multicultural- Other,
Science
Participants learn about the ancient process of embalming and the cultural significance of mummification. Topics discussed include amulets, sarcophagus, canopic jars and pyramid building. Students make their very own mummy to take home. 4th - 6th grade
$201- $350
Boyer, Jeff The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Performing Arts- Theater,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Kids discover the power of earth, wind and sun! Jeff Boyer engages and wows while inspiring excitement in renewable energy. Gripping experiments and visual effects transform wind, solar, bio-fuel and geothermal energy into usable green power. A mild-mannered scientist turns Eco-man as kids help him generate the fun. It’s educational energy! Jeff's science shows and web study guides effectively supplement and boost your science curriculum. Prepare students for the energy sources of the future.
$501- $1000
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
Edgecomb, Diane Tales For The Earth Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane's programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane's hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond or Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. In addition contemporary tales explore ways to foster a whole Earth ethic. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference. "Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic "art." Thank you for coming!"Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society
$351- $500
Smith, Jungle Bob An introduction to Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Featuring...the most unloved, unusual and unknown. An introduction to Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates: Join Jungle Bob as he brings the wonders of nature to life with a live animal presentation featuring some of the worlds strangest and least understood creatures. Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Crocodilians, Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Tarantulas and Scorpions are examined and discussed including habitat type and location, diets, defense mechanisms and camouflage. Tropical rainforest, desert and temperate habitat animals are used but the lecture can be modified for any habitat and is age/grade specific.
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning GLUEY & GOOEY CHEMISTRY Science
If you like getting your hands into gooey and slimy substances this is the chemistry class for you. Experience the magic of combining molecules to create new substances. Participants make glue using milk and other household materials. When they add additional substances to the glue, something totally different is created! All materials are included.
$201- $350
Iannucci, Heather Wild World Of Animals Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals from around the world. An educational and entertaining presentation. Heather explains habitats and behaviors of the animals as well as Conservation education. Hopping kangaroos, leaping lemurs, a slithering snake and more thrill and delight all ages! A unique and exciting school assembly! Our animals are loud and active. What do they eat? Where do they live? These are the Questions most asked, and we answer them in an Edutainment Experience. some of the animals will be available for students to handle.
$351- $500
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