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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Space Technology (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Space Technology** Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology, and discover everyday objects originally designed for use in space! Take home a Lightning Launcher™ that will light up the sky! 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
Zimmermann, Linda Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Theories History,
Science
"Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories won the 2011 Silver Medal for Humor, in the Independent Publisher's Awards. This program takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, secret testing on people, and all kinds of really ridiculous ideas. From the ancient Greeks to the present, the history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud, and ignorance on a massive scale--but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Principles of Stewardship Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
the basic theories and principles of land stewardship and management. Includes biodiversity studies, mapping, and the importance of producing a baseline database for the wildlife past, present, and future.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda Hide and Seek- Animal Survival Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
Nature Detectives will discover the many different methods animals use for their survival. Examination of adaptations seen with actual teeth, claws and other defensive tools for getting food and for avoiding being food! How sharp are your eyes? Look for the hidden animal items using skills of camouflage. Puzzles,games and paint models of animal feet to take home.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Bubbling Potions Science
Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! These are but a few of the exciting experiments students will complete in this class. But the fun doesn't have to stop when the class ends! Children can continue experiments at home with their own Thermocolor cup(TM) - testing the temperatures of any liquid matter they choose!
$201- $350
Shea, Jessica Reptile Education Program Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A 45 to 60 minute hands-on presentation with at least 8 live reptiles, including tortoise, lizards, and snakes.
$201- $350
Bennett, Kokila The Healing Goddess Health & Fitness- Other,
Science
Join healer, composer and pianist Kokila Bennett in finding your healing Goddess within! Inside everyone is the essence of the Goddess-the great Healer and giver of life-Mother Nature. There are many tools we can use to access this Force within us and around us. Using discussion and demonstration, Kokila brings healing to a very accessible and practical level. She discusses and demonstrates to audiences such topics as crystal healing, meditation, Quantum Touch, Matrix Energetics, sound healing (using original music), EFT, Light-Life Tools and more!
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Tales For The Earth Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane's programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane's hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond or Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. In addition contemporary tales explore ways to foster a whole Earth ethic. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference. "Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic "art." Thank you for coming!"Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning SIMPLE MACHINES: Duplo In Action Science
Using age appropriate kits, students will build various simple machines. Participants make a tambourine using the machines built with Lego-Dacta kits. Pre-K - 2nd grade
$201- $350
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