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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Rogers, John ALL ABOUT BLUEBIRDS - and MORE Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
Learn about New York State’s official bird, the Eastern Bluebird, from a recognized expert. This highly acclaimed program about nature is educational and enjoyable. Program content and length can be customized for children, adults, or families. John Rogers maintains hundreds of bluebird nest boxes, and has fledged over 13,000 bluebirds. The focus is on bluebirds, including the nesting cycle (building nests, egg laying, raising young etc.) and the proper use of bluebird boxes. But, there is more, too. Mr. Rogers opens young and older hearts and minds to bluebirds, other birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and nature appreciation. With visually beautiful photographs, bird sounds, and a sincere, enthusiastic presentation style, this PowerPoint program has delighted and educated people throughout NY State. The children's program is especially interactive and engaging, with children being encouraged to share their nature experiences. Examples of excellent books on bluebirds encourage further reading. As an option, a build-your-own bluebird box program (for all age groups) with all materials provided is also available. (see listing)
Up to $100
Raabe, Kim Privler Modus Operandi Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back to support Summer Reading Program 2014’s theme “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with a brand-new, original, live, interactive, Musical Story Show coming to libraries across New York State in July and August 2014. “Modus Operandi!” explodes with interesting scientific activities audience members can try for themselves, thought-provoking books, Information and Fun Facts about how things work, and of course, no MPP performance would be complete without the interactive music Mama Pajama’s young audiences have come to know and love throughout the years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience that will leave kids wanting more knowledge, renting more library books, and exploring science this summer in a super fun way. Join us to learn how birds fly, why magnets stick to the fridge, how a piano makes music, and many more fascinating things!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Marvels of Motion (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we will harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jetpacks and even a rocket-propelled car! This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Water Magic Science
Explore how water can change materials in this hands on science activity. Through stories and hands on science activities your preschooler will learn to predict and observe change and understand the importance of water in our lives. Use your new knowledge to create a piece of unusual artwork.
$101- $200
Cremean, Nels Ross ''Science Circus'' Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Nels and his special guest demonstrate math and science principles through circus skills. Participants will be amazed and amused as they learn about forces, energy, motion, and more. (K-6) Nels is a sought after performer, speaker, and oddball who has won the hearts of American and international audiences. He presents several uplifting programs that promote character, wellness, learning, and joy through a blend of theater, variety arts, music, and humor. Go to www.injest.com for more info.
$501- $1000
Marki, Trish Live Birds of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Come face to face with live hawks, owls, and falcons. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
Thompson, Liz Bats of Belize Nature- Animals,
Science
The 98 bat species that call Belize home represent some of the most interesting bats found anywhere on the planet. Learn about fishing bats, tent-making bats, colorful fruit bats, and the most enigmatic bats of all—the vampire bats.
$101- $200
Kuhn, Lindsay Dig In Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Smoke Ridge Farm is an organic sustainable farm in upstate NY. Using a modified square foot garden method, we plant enough food to feed 40 families on just 5 acres. During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. An alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about farming green (using real live horse power), heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, environmental conservation using butterflies, and horse rescue and rehabilitation. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Harnessing Heat (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Harnessing Heat** Fast moving molecules are the main attraction in this exploration of energy and heat. We’ll show you how air behaves when heated or cooled, and launch a mini rocket launch to study the properties of heat. Learn about states of matter turning sugar into floss while making your very own cotton candy to eat! (Not recommended for groups with food allergies, diabetes, or kosher concerns) 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
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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