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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. How Natives and Settlers of the Region Used Edible and Medicinal Plants History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A slide show and lecture explaining how the earliest settlers and the local Indian tribes relied on commonly growing wild plants and fungi to supplement their meager diets and to treat ailments. Many are right under our noses and were familiar fare to our ancestors> Many are far more nutritious than garden variery vegetables and yet are ignored by modern man.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda Fun with Fossils Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
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
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) HOW TO SHOP OUTSIDE THE BOX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Atmosphere & Beyond (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** 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
Childress, John Bates Directed Meditation Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Directed Meditation is a program designed by John Bates Childress that integrates the use of meditation, visualization, and language patterns with directions or suggestions in order to achieve a predetermined outcome. This technique can be used to help individuals manage stress and anxiety; cope with life threatening and chronic illness; change eating, exercise, smoking or other habitual behavior; and over come phobias. John Bates Childress can do presentations about Directed Meditation generally or focus on specific aspects, depending on the audience's interests. All presentations include lively voluntary audience participation to keep the audience engaged.
$201- $350
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CRIME LAB Science
Working in teams participants investigate a crime scene using the techniques of fingerprinting, chromatography and various clues. The goal is to solve the crime of the missing Madagascar hissing roaches. An exciting and challenging experience. All materials are included. 3rd - 5th grade
$201- $350
Novogrodski, Marvin How The Body Works Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
“How the Body Works” brings to life the wonders—and fun! —Of physiology. Included is a six-foot tall house that unfolds to 25 feet wide. Behind each panel is a surprise: human-cell micro-photographs, a giant brain, a chorus of skeletons, a ten-foot tall circulatory system, and an eight-foot blinking nerve cell. Discover the digestive tract! Hear the heart pump! Watch the blood flow! Check out the streaming video on www.marvmarv.com. This show contains circus arts, magic tricks, intriguing visuals and upbeat music. Both are scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text, and were created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
$501- $1000
Dayan, Nomi Tides & Treats / Blastoff to the Stars Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
In "Tides and Treats," learn about phases of the moon, star constellations, and decorate constellations on cookies using icing and sprinkles. In "Blastoff to the Stars" discover ways people have gotten around through the years, from wooden sailships to rocketships. Touch ship tools and learn how rockets take off - create your own flying rocket. 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!
$101- $200
1, Mad Science ~Mad Science Camps~ Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Mad Science Camps run for 5 days, 3 hours per day. Most topics are for children entering grades 1 - 5. Topics include Robotics, NASA, Nature, Secret Agent Lab, Crazy Chemistry, Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions and Archeology. Check the Mad Science website for more detailed descriptions:www.midhudson.madscience.org
$101- $200
Fathi, Saul Silas Lecture Series History,
Literature- Other,
Science
I offer 5 lecture topics: Average 2 hours 1. The war in Iraq & prospects for war with Iran 2. The history of Islam and the Middle-East 3. Jewish life in Arab Countries 4. Current (International) Affairs 5. Cosmology: The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Much information, data and photos are found on my website: www.saulsilasfathi.com
$201- $350
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