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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lawrence, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Environmental Careers Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This program describes and discusses environmental careers as a career path. It delves into the variety of careers available, education requirements, expectations and opportunities, income and advancement, study programs available, etc. Presented by retired person from an environmental career.
$201- $350
Fratello, Steve Rainforest Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A simply spectacular collection of rainforest butterflies and moths, many collected by the presenter, will provide a glimpse of the stunning beauty and infinite variety of tropical rainforest life, tropical rainforest climate & geography, and biological concepts relating to these rainforest creatures are covered. A few rainforest photos are shown and actual rainforest experiences are related. Presenter to audience and audience to presenter questions throughout the program. Presenter has explored the world's tropical rainforests for approximately 1,000 days: Australia, Borneo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, Peru, Sulawesi and Venezuela; and led a half dozen major scientific expeditions for the Smithsonian and Field Museums.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda It's Magnetic! Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Nature Detectives will be attracted to making fascinating discoveries using magnets. Have fun searching for the hidden magnetic properties found in natural materials and in food! Different kinds of magnets will be used to conduct amazing experiments. Find out which objects attract and repel each other! Make strange sounds and design geometric shapes! Watch as certain magnets appear to float in air! The Laws of Attraction invite you to the MAGnificent World of Magnetism!
$101- $200
Friedhoffer, Bob THE PROFESSOR AND HIS AMAZING SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION The shows are based upon current national Science Education Standards as adopted by the National Science Teacher's Association. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - HIGH SCHOOLS MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ____________________ The average presentation lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Q & A time is set aside if requested by the school. Programs of different time spans are available. Many schools opt to have 2 programs allowing for difference in age and grade levels. The content of the shows vary when possible taking into consideration developmental levels of the grade school audiences and also is tied into the current curriculum where possible. The program for the younger children emphasizes that science is fun and worth pursuing with a limited amount of scientific information appropriate for that age group. The program for the older students has the same emphasis but includes a greater amount of age/developmentally appropriate scientific information
$1001- $3000
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
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning PHYSICS OF TOYS Science
Experience physics in action through hands-on activities and demonstrations using familiar and old fashioned toys. Students experiment with the forces of gravity and inertia by observing and manipulating materials, forming and testing their own hypothesis. A concrete understanding of conservation of energy along with kinetic and potential energy is achieved when students make their own toy to take home. Pre-K - 5th grade
$201- $350
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
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
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