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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
Dayan, Nomi Wands, Wizards, and Waves / I Sea a Sea Monster Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We present two programs about Spooks and Magic this summer. "I Sea a Sea Monster" explores how legends like the Lock Ness and Mermaids originate - and kids create their own Sea Monster with clay and Monster Goo. In "Wands, Wizards, and Waves," kids learn about sailors' supersitions at sea, visit a Potions Table, and create their own wands. Our programs present hands-on activities, take-home crafts, and fun experiments. We are accredited (by American Association of Museums) and insured; programs are taught by certified educators. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
Up to $100
Bidwell, Beth Crows Rule! Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Crows! You either love them or you hate them! As one of the smartest animals on the planet, crows deserve our attention. A short PowerPoint presentation will introduce you to the fascinating and surprisingly awesome world of crows. Next, I will read my book about my non-releasable crow, Mojo. Then you'll meet him and if we're lucky, he'll even say Hello!
$101- $200
Hoyt, Lisa Water Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
No one can survive long without water. Learn the importance of clean water and the water cycle. Make a simple rain stick.
Up to $100
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning ICE CREAM SCIENCE Science
In a lab setting participants perform hands-on experiments that explore the molecular nature of matter. Experimentation culminates in the production of a particularly tasty crystallized concoction, better know as ice cream. A yummy experience! All materials are included. 1st - 6th grade
$201- $350
Ceceri, Kathy Robot Heroes Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Find out how volunteers with 3D printers are helping kids who are missing all or part of their hand by creating custom-fitted RoboHands for free! Participants will get to make a Cardboard Robot Hand which opens and closes with cables -- just like the real thing -- to take home.
$201- $350
Penske, Tara Aromatherapy 101 Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn how easy it is to create safe and effective natural products from essential oils. Aromatherapy 101 introduces you to the basics of what essential oils are and how to use them. Blend and create your own essential oils to make scented lotions and hand scrubs that will make you feel great and smell terrific! All participants leave with their own products and recipes. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $150
$101- $200
Iannucci, Heather Wild World Of Animals Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals from around the world. An educational and entertaining presentation. Heather explains habitats and behaviors of the animals as well as Conservation education. Hopping kangaroos, leaping lemurs, a slithering snake and more thrill and delight all ages! A unique and exciting school assembly! Our animals are loud and active. What do they eat? Where do they live? These are the Questions most asked, and we answer them in an Edutainment Experience. some of the animals will be available for students to handle.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Story Laurie's Super Sonic Adventure! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride through the world of sound with Story Laurie. In her inimitable style, Laurie will take your audience on a wacky adventure, exploring topics such as the mechanics of sound, onomatopoeia (Fizz! Boom! Baa!) and other wonders. We’ll visit the Museum of Aural Anachronisms, with its permanent exhibit on typewriters, rotary dial telephones and vinyl records. And we’ll even travel to France, where turkeys say “glou, glou, glou” and dogs say “ouah, ouah!” Yes, folks, through story, song, improv aplenty and tons of fun audience participation, you can’t ask for a more engaging, high energy show for your SRP audience. Bring Story Laurie to your public library, and you, too, will learn why she was voted 2013 “Best Children’s Performer” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Seeking our Senses (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Seeking our Senses** Sniff out the science of your 5 senses! Hear your heartbeat using a real stethoscope, test your vision with optical illusions, and learn to read using your sense of touch! 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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