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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The Mining Industry of the Hudson Valley History,
Science
A lecture and slide presentation of the mines and mining industry of the region and the reasons for its demise. Primarily focusses on iron mines but also discusses lesser known mines such as zinc, copper, mica, and nickel.
$201- $350
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
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 Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . The Future of the Monarch Butterfly: What Can We Do? Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy and experience for yourself the incredible Monarch Butterfly lifecycle and migration which takes place each year. View stunning images that have been collected in Mexico’s Central Highlands by the Director & Founder of Animal Embassy. Learn about the challenges & threats faced by this beautiful insect, as well as what we can do to make a difference. We will also meet live Animal Ambassadors such as Sinaloan Milk snake, a Blue Poison Dart frog, Red-eyed tree frogs and a Day gecko to explore and compare their brilliant colors and patterns.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. How To Read the Woods (AKA Landscape Archaeology) History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Into this century what are now park woodlands were inhabited by small communities. As one travels these areas, evidence of former habitations can be seen--evidence such as foundations, stone walls, wells fruit trees, trash heaps, latrine pits, and introduced plant species are common and obvious. But most people don't realize what they are looking at when they see it. This show is an introduction to what is actually a form of archaeology which explains to those who frequently hike or otherwise are in the forest and fields, how to differentiate between the works of man and the works of nature. Can also be done in conjunction with a field trip.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$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
Animal Embassy, . Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and classifications. Whether they have fur, feathers, fins or scales, animals come in many different forms. Long, tall, big or small, all animals play an important role in their environment. Animal Embassy will uncover some of the mysteries of animal biology as we learn about classifications and habitats in the animal kingdom, as well as discover the life of an animal scientist. We will meet Animal Ambassadors such as giant White’s tree frogs, an Eclectus parrot or Spectacled owl, a Green tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink!
$201- $350
Thompson, Liz The Secret World of Spiders Nature- Animals,
Science
Despite their bad press, spiders are some of the most intriguing and beneficial animals sharing our planet. Their webs are architectural masterpieces of silk, their venom may hold the cure or treatment for many human ailments including diabetes, and they possess some of the most interesting adaptations found in the natural world. It has been said that at any given moment we are never more than six feet from a spider. Discover which ones are sharing your work, play, and living spaces and exactly what they're up to. With the help of slides, preserved specimens (including brown recluse and black widow), and visits with our live tarantula ambassadors we'll unlock the mysteries of these elusive animals.
$101- $200
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