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Program
Category
Description
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Roben, Terri Insects are Incredibly Interesting! Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Through music and song, we will find out the difference between an insect, a bug, and a spider. We will learn some songs about the cool things they do, and the ways that they help and hurt us. But mostly we will have lots of fun exploring through music and some puppets how interesting this huge family of creatures is!
$101- $200
Brickman, Robin Art to Wear: Animals, Insects, or Flower Pins Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman, an award-winning book illustrator, will teach an art class based on natural science. Everyone will use coloring supplies on paper, cutting and shaping his or her piece, and then adding a pin to its back. The pins can be made into any natural item, such as flowers or insects. They can be lovely or quirky. Accuracy will be encouraged.
$351- $500
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$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
Straka, Mike The All-American Dinosaur Show. Science
Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta Straka will take your audience on an amazing journey back in time. Combining fossils they have discovered, along with music, puppets, show & tell and a touch of magic, this couple will make dinosaurs come to life. Mike and Roberta will feature Mr. Nixon, a Triceratops skull they discovered in 1996. In addition, an Albertosaurus skull will highlight the features of a meat eating dinosaur. Finally, the audience will cheer for their favorite team in the, All American Dinosaur Game Show.
$201- $350
Stein, Henry Railroads as Inspiration History,
Music,
Science
Songwriter Hank Stone has found himself writing many songs with references to railroads recently. Drawing on traditional songs, blues, and pop tunes, Hank and his quartet present a kind of history of America's reliance on and romance with trains. Audiences will participate at times in sing-alongs and Q&A. Our original songs fit seamlessly with the traditional tunes to provide an entertaining and enlightening program.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan Eat Like a Bird Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Find out how the shape of a birds beak decides what it can eat. Participants pretend to be birds to test different models of bird beaks. By using their 'beaks' (spoons, chopsticks, tweezers) students attempt to pick up various types of food. This is a fun way to understand adaptation and biodiversity! Participants take home the materials & directions to make their own bird feeder.
$101- $200
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS GEMS ROCK Mineral Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Experience a dazzling world of scientific wonder! Glittering, Museum-quality exhibit - Rocks & Minerals, Gemstones. Interactive show. Topics: Mineral Resources (critical in everyday life), Mining process, demos of magical Magnetic, Fluorescent & X-ray Rock™, gemstone insights. Mineral arts - creative uses. Students act as miners during panning, gemstone mining or excavation activities. Take home real specimens - rubies, emeralds, amethyst…), Geode opening, Excavations, Amber discovery! Gain core knowledge of earth science resources - mine for treasures.
$351- $500
Plock, Ellen Reigning Monarchs Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Butterfly Exhibit Participants experience the World of Butterflies. Audience participates in a 15-minute Dress the Butterfly lecture designed to teach butterfly anatomy, followed by The Life Cycle Game (an active game similar to Simon Says). Following the presentations, participants will be put in groups of 8-10 and enter the Butterfly World where they interact with living butterflies. While waiting for their turn in Butterfly World, participants listen to a butterfly story, view various life stages of the butterfly, or do a butterfly craft.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Lights On (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Lights On** What is light? Interactive and hands-on activities will assist preschoolers to understand light. How light helps us to see, how light can change colors and that light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow are some of the concepts introduced in this workshop. 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
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