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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hoyt, Lisa Plants Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn the parts of a plant and their importance in our everyday lives. Make a bookmark with pressed leaves or a solar print.
Up to $100
1, Mad Science ~2013 Summer Reading Workshops~ Science
Mad Science offers many workshop topics that relate well to the 2013 Summer Reading Program theme -- Dig into Reading! Workshop Topics include: Earthworks, Mineral Mania, Digging for Dinos, Secret Agent Lab/Soil Analysis and more. Please see individual topic listings. Call us for program details at 845-294-5434 or visit our website at www.midhudson.madscience.org
$201- $350
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Circle time Challenge! History,
Music,
Science
Circle time can be challenging for any librarian. Little Folk's Music takes it's class routine with parents on a journey of classroom dynamics. Keeping families involved with the medium that is being explored. Voice, silence and breath, maybe all that you need. This class falls under (Teacher the facilitator) or (teacher training program). Ms. Folk will be available to help mentor librarians through the process, in your program.
$351- $500
Stewart, Charles Let's fly kites (For kids of all ages) Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This family friendly workshop allows up to twenty-five participants to learn about kite history, how to fly a kite, and kite safety. They decorate a pre-cut 20X20 inch Diamond shaped plastic kite sail with permanent markers. Then with help install a frame made of two 1/8 inch wooden dowels and a square rubber band, using address labels. Next Add a colorful tail and they have a kite that will fly very well indeed. Flying line is supplied. Recommended for ages six up. Enough tables are needed to allow the kite makers to spread their kite sails. Chairs are needed as well. Helpers are needed for the younger children. Helpers may be library personnel or parents.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Helter Skelter: Underground Forces and Fun Fair Science Science
Become a structural engineer; design a roller coaster ride using the earth's gravity to make a marble roll over enough twists and turns to make your hair stand on end.
$101- $200
Brill, Steve Wild Food and Ecology Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's best-known naturalist. See, touch, smell, and taste the common, overlooked renewable resources that humans have been using for food and home remedies for thousands of years. Discover related science, ecology, history, healthful cooking, nutrition, folklore, and mythology. Presentations include fresh specimens, stories, anecdotes, humor, and unique jazz music played on the Brillophone.
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
What makes this program different from other magic programs is that many of the effects that appear to be be magic are really scientific fact. This is real Magic, The Magic of Science. Covered in this program are the principals of: * Optical illusions. * Audio Illusions. * Electrical conductivity. * Static Electricity. * The accomplishments of such men as : Franklin, Marconi, Bell and Edison. The program is presented in an entertaining fashion and in terms that will be understood by the youngest students in your audience. Bob Conrad is assisted by his playful robot Benjamin. With the help of a 200,000 volt Van de Graff generator Bob Conrad will perform some hair raising magic. Every student in the audience will leave the auditorium totally fascinated, with a new-found knowledge of the Magic of science. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$351- $500
Ferrari, Johnda Balloon Science Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
People of all ages like to play with balloons. Let's take this natural enjoyment, add some imagination and combine inquiry to the world of science! How many ways can a balloon be inflated without using your mouth?Nature/Science detectives will investigate and demonstrate physical, chemical and biological properties using experiments with simple balloons. The sounds of laughter and balloon popping make this a fun experience for all!
$101- $200
Fratello, Steve Rainforest Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A simply spectacular collection of rainforest butterflies and moths, many collected by the presenter, will provide a glimpse of the stunning beauty and infinite variety of tropical rainforest life, tropical rainforest climate & geography, and biological concepts relating to these rainforest creatures are covered. A few rainforest photos are shown and actual rainforest experiences are related. Presenter to audience and audience to presenter questions throughout the program. Presenter has explored the world's tropical rainforests for approximately 1,000 days: Australia, Borneo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, Peru, Sulawesi and Venezuela; and led a half dozen major scientific expeditions for the Smithsonian and Field Museums.
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Rocks, Gems, Fossils, OH MY! Media- Photography,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Dig Into Reading...Dig Into Geology! Participants will learn about hte geologic cycle and how various types of rocks are formed. Ranger Eric will have his personal rock collection on display for you to look, touch, or maybe even hold! You'll get lots of ideas about starting your own rock collection. Lastly, we end with a Show-n-Tell session, so be sure to bring your favorite rock, fossil or gem to share or ask Ranger Eric a question. Participants can sign up to receive an identification sheet to start their own rock collection.
$201- $350
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