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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Mad Mixtures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Mad Mixtures** An excellent introduction to mixtures and the science of chemistry! Interactive and hands-on activities will help the children understand that chemistry is the science of mixing things together. We will use chemistry to mix up different colors and learn to make our own dough! 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
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... Much Work with Little Effort! (Simple Machines) Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents… Much Work with Little Effort! is the most fun your kids will ever have while learning. Intended to be the first physics lecture our future scientists ever see, this program is designed to inspire and delight and show kids how much FUN physics can be. Presented by the wacky, funny, smart, irrepressible Dr.Quark, this show uses audience participation and oversized props (a ten-foot lever with an adjustable fulcrum a typical kid can use to lift 1000 pounds of volunteers, and a 14-foot tall tripod a typical third-grader can use to hoist a typical principal to the ceiling) to teach them that “with physics, you can do anything.” All experiential, all the time! Each show ends with the audience demonstrating their mastery of Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Simple Machines, and Friction by figuring out how to throw a Bozo-Bop doll over Dr. Quark’s head…without ever touching Bozo-Bop! Usually presented to an audience of K – 2 (60 minutes) followed by an audience of 3 – 6 (70 – 75 minutes). Plays big – it's been used for audiences as large as 2000. Written and presented by Ted Lawrence, certified veteran physics teacher and Ringling Bros. clown.
$1001- $3000
Edgecomb, Diane Insect Comedy Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our Six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate's Acorn, one of Diane's original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And in another backyard tale we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane's hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects. "From the Academy's point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!" Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
$351- $500
Tougias, Robert The Quest For The Eastern Cougar Nature- Animals,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The cougar or Puma concolor once roamed free and wild all across the Northeast. It was extirpated from this region about 1890; however, ever since there have been sightings and even some field evidence. Yet local wildlife officials continue to tell us that they do not exist. In fact, the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the species extinct here this spring. Only a month later, a 140 pound male cougar was struck and killed in Milford, Connecticut. If they are extinct then why do so many people see them and how do you explain the recent kill? Robert Tougias will answer this question and discuss the future of the large carnivore here in New England. The program will last forty five minutes and will be followed by questions. "I will be discussing the history and extirpation of the eastern cougar with slides of historical interest,the debate over whether or not cougars live here and the question of reintroducing cougars back into our woodlands..."
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE FOOD EVOLUTION Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Gary Feldman, consumer food educator, and forerunner in public education on organic and GMO food, will focus on the foods that are still made by nature and which are not. We will discuss the timeline of the evolution of our food. From before WWII to the present, learn about the dramatic turning points in the history of our food supply. Gary will address the introduction of pesticides on our crops, hydrogenation, the Green Revolution, genetic modification, corporate food monopolies and what is behind our changing agriculture. Learn how to identify GMO food when shopping, and about the Right To Know labeling legislation. Come away understanding the great impact of your food choices and the key to survival of the ecosystem, people and animals.
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Talk to the Animals with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This educational and entertaining program will take library patrons around the world with a unique group of rescued animals, representing diverse habitats. Animals have many ways to communicate and Animal Embassy will help children to interpret and even mimic some of them. Participants will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant. We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Join Animal Embassy as we unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication. Meet live Animal Ambassadors such as frogs, Chinchillas, a Milk snake, a large Green iguana and more!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Leprechaun Secrets Science
It's time that someone exposed a few Leprechaun secrets! Learn how to uncover hidden rainbows, experience the magic of color-changing Leprechaun beads and fish for Leprechauns with green worms: discover Leprechaun eggs that appear and vanish in a blink of an eye. Listen to a story about Leprechauns; you will never doubt the existence of Leprechauns again. If your kids like St. Patrick's Day, they'll love these Leprechaun Science demonstrations and activities.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Atmosphere & Beyond (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Atmosphere & Beyond** You’ll be on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time. Discover how stars would look in space and see what makes stars twinkle using your very own “Mad Science Shimmering Star” 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
Sears, Susan Popping Pictures Science,
Visual Arts- Drawing
The What, Why and How of 3D. Discover the science behind 3D glasses. Use two different types of glasses to read books, see movies and then design your own popping pictures. You get to keep the glasses!
$101- $200
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