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Jones, Thomas Unsolved Crimes History,
This is a library program version of one of my more popular college courses. We examine some of the most famous, captivating unsolved crimes and apply the knowledge of a modern forensic scientist to see if there is anything new we can learn. Typically, we choose one or two cases to cover, from a list that includes Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh Kidnapping, the Black Dahlia (and potential connections to other crimes), and the Zodiac.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Atmosphere & Beyond (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
** Atmosphere & Beyond** You’ll be on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time. Discover how stars would look in space and see what makes stars twinkle using your very own “Mad Science Shimmering Star” 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
1, Mad Science Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan Reach for the Stars Science
Participants explore the night sky and learn to recognize constellations. Ancient folklore and its connection to the constellations are discussed. Take home your own Star Map to help you navigate the night sky!
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Hoyt, Lisa Bats Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Bats are misunderstood animals with bad reputations. They actually have an important role in the ecosystem and are at risk from white-nose fungus. Learn about how this animal lives, its behavior and why they are important. Play bat games and make a bat mask.
Up to $100
Dayan, Nomi Senses in the Shadows Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Animals,
The Whaling Museum presents 9 programs focusing on Nocturnal Life this summer, including Senses in the Shadows, Nocturnal Noses, Teeth in the Twilight, Bones after Bedtime, and CricketFest. Our programs present fun hands-on activities, take-home craft projects, and fun science experiments. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
$101- $200
Life Skills- Food,
This program will teach you how to make smart consumer decisions about the everyday products we shop for – household, clothing, personal care, cosmetics, food and snacks, as well as nutritional supplements. Gary Feldman, who was an innovator in the nutritional supplement and personal care product field, will share trade information and teach you how to be a wise, “green” shopper. Learn why knowing where a product is manufactured can make a big difference, the meaning of “natural,” and more. Find out about ingredients you will want to avoid. Learn how to decipher the labels on many kinds of products. Attendees are welcome to bring in some of their favorite product labels. You will come away “thinking outside the box.”
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda Fun with Fossils Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Nature Detectives will enjoy themselves working as paleontologists examining evidence of prehistoric life that once roamed the Earth. Uncover the link between the past and the present by comparing fossils with modern day animals. Using puzzles, posters and models, children will be engaged in classifying and identifying dinosaurs and fossils. After a craft project and a mini fossil dig, each child will take home an actual fossil to start or add to their collection.
$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
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