Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Marki, Trish Silent Wings Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our education programs allow learners of all ages to see live birds of prey up-close and to learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. We also discuss the conservation issues that impact them and how to make a difference. We offer hands-on learning with real feathers,talons and other interactive items for the audience. We also touch on wildlife rehabilitation and local wildlife and what to do when you find injured or orphaned wildlife.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn Introduction to Aromatherapy Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
An introduction to the art and science of aromatherapy, the history, and appropriate methods of use and safety precautions. An explanation of what are carrier oils,essential oils, flower essences, single notes and blends, where do they come from, and how are they made. There will be a display of types of actual diffusers and information about nebulizers and techniques of use. Recipes for diffusing for special purposes will be shared on handouts and participants may have the option of making a blend combining essential oils and an organic lotion or cream to use as a body or hand lotion. For seniors, an aromatherapy trip down memory lane may be especially fun. A comparison of scents will invoke different scent associations. Participants will record their memory associations and their preferences and be encouraged to share their comments.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Bugs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Bugs** Welcome to the realm of insects! Learn about their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment. Explore what characteristics insects have and bring home your own “Mad Science Bug Box”. 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
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Fathi, Saul Silas Author/Lecturer History,
Literature- Poetry,
Science
I am an author/lecturer, with specialty in 7 topics: History of Islam and the Middle East Jewish Life in Arab countries Current International Affairs Cosmology:The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Saladin and the crusades www.saulsilasfathi.com (lectured at 140 Organizations) fathi@optonline.net
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Digging for Dinosaurs (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Digging for Dinosaurs** Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with children, especially preschoolers. They will be introduced to the differences between meat eating and plant eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close. They will also work as paleontologists by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that will engage their attention as well as their scientific skills. 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
Bureau, Sandra Fizz Boom Read: Volcanoes Nature- Environment,
Science
one of nature’s biggest BOOMS! Explore the science behind the eruption, and the build up to a volcano. Who’ll have the biggest explosion? Wear play clothes. Its going to get messy.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Dinosaurs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Dinosaurs** Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home. 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
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
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, In Search of Buried Treasure History,
Media- Photography,
Science
Eco-Photo Explorers examines the exciting world of treasure hunting through the use of photography, history, and with a discussion that highlights some of the treasure ships that are found in Long Island waters. Some of the specialized equipment and technologies that are used to seek out lost treasure and shipwrecks are also discussed. Presentation will include: An equipment demo of various diving apparatus and underwater metal detector. Contact Eco-Photo Explorers for details.
$201- $350
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