Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
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Ferrari, Johnda Space Explorers Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
What lies beyond the clouds in outer space? Nature Detectives will turn their minds towards the sky as we investigate our solar system. Young astronomers will study the wonders of star patterns and folklore, the moon and planets. Celestial events and objects such as meteorites will be examined. Highlights of space exploration with will be brought down to Earth. Demo items, crafts and out-of-this-world tasty treats will be enjoyed by all.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Water Magic Science
Explore how water can change materials in this hands on science activity. Through stories and hands on science activities your preschooler will learn to predict and observe change and understand the importance of water in our lives. Use your new knowledge to create a piece of unusual artwork.
$101- $200
Carter, Tom The lost German girl Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
How a change in the environment, in this case a volcanic eruption, can effect changes, some good , some bad , in individuals lives and change the course of human history. The lost German girl? Well, was the New Orleans slave really the lost girl? And would Joseph Smith have found the Golden Plates in Palmyra, New York or Mary Shelly have written " Frankenstein",if not?
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Superhero Science Science
Superhero's fight crime and defeat evil-villains, but they can also help us learn about science. Take part in some fun science demonstrations and activities to test superhero science. Make and take home your own gravity defying superhero. Grades 1 - 5
$101- $200
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
1, Mad Science Laser Light/Space Technology Science
This class introduces students to the world of lasers, light, color and important related scientific concepts. Once the fundamental scientific concepts have been presented in an entertaining descussion along with a brief demonstration, the class will then be introduced to the Laser. In a series of interactive demonstrations, the children will explore the laser's beam and it's unique properties. The students will learn how to make the beam visible and will have fun manipulating the beam's path by using reflection.
$201- $350
Lappen, Henry A Passion for Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A Passion for Birds is a comic, interactive, educational show about adaptation. It uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different species have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Combining his passion for nature and performance, Henry weaves through the crowd acting out the birds while explaining the hows and whys of their diverse appearances and actions. Participants get to don the masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons. Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 30 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing, and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California’s Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life.
$351- $500
Powers, Eric Live Reptile Show Nature- Animals,
Science
Although reptiles may seem creepy to some, to know them is to love them! Participants will learn the characteristics of a reptile and be able to identify members of the snake, lizard, turtle and crocodile families. Particular themes such as “The Class of Reptiles,” Desert vs. Tropical Adaptations” or “Careers with Animals” are available. This program can be modified to suit mandated curricular needs. Call for details!
$201- $350
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CONQUERING THE FOOD PYRAMID Life Skills- Food,
Science
Did you ever wonder what is healthy to eat and why? Calories, fat and serving size are compared using beverages, cereal and various other foods as examples. Students examine models of fat and muscle then perform an experiment comparing different types of potato chips. Real human bones are used to show students the difference between healthy bone structure and bones with osteoporosis. Older students make and test bone models
$201- $350
Adams, Lori Timeless Triops - A Prehistoric Creature Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Triops are small aquatic creatures that have not changed in over 220 million years. They are one of the oldest living animal species on earth. Although they are not well known, some people keep them as pets. Meet local author and photographer, Lori Adams, who will read excerpts from her book Timeless Triops A Prehistoric Creature. She will also explain how photographers and scientists study these creatures. Children will be able to view Triops under a microscope and make a Triops puppet to take home. Triops eggs and instructions will be provided to library staff 1 month prior, so the library can raise their own triops. Triops usually live 6-8 weeks. Books and triops eggs will be available for purchase.
$201- $350
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