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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning THOSE NASTY GERMS Life Skills- Other,
Science
Germs, Germs everywhere! Why do they make us sick? Learn how easily germs are spread. Follow the path of germs in your classroom using Glogerm and black lights. Fight the spread of germs by learning proper hand washing techniques and check your hands under our “Germ Detector”. A unique experience! Pre-K - 3rd grade
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The World of Fungi Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A lecture and slide show about fungi identification and usage. Includes edible and toxic fungi and how to distinguish thema part, the different roles in anture played by fungi, and an overview to field guides and texts on the subject.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Space Travel (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Space Travel** Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about thrust. See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and build your very own “Mad Science Shuttle Copter” to fly to the skies! 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
Straka, Mike The All-American Dinosaur Show. Science
Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta Straka will take your audience on an amazing journey back in time. Combining fossils they have discovered, along with music, puppets, show & tell and a touch of magic, this couple will make dinosaurs come to life. Mike and Roberta will feature Mr. Nixon, a Triceratops skull they discovered in 1996. In addition, an Albertosaurus skull will highlight the features of a meat eating dinosaur. Finally, the audience will cheer for their favorite team in the, All American Dinosaur Game Show.
$201- $350
Doescher, Karen Roaring into Robots Other,
Science
LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT Robotics Engineering: This exciting class teaches you how to program LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robots, the coolest robot available. You will use your new skills to meet such challenges as beating your opponent at Sumo or pushing water bottles out of a ring. This class will introduce programming concepts such as repeat loops and if/then statements, and sensor use will also be taught. For the student who has little or no experience with robotics or programming. *Robots are for use by students in class only. The robots we use are expensive, and students will not be able to take them home.
$101- $200
Field, Barb Zany Science with Prof. Womboggle Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other topics are available!!!) Barb will come as Prof. Womboggle. She will do a fun, hands-on science lesson about the most dangerous chemical compound in the world! First we will discuss how one atom of oxygen (a highly combustible element) combines with two atoms of hydrogen (also highly combustible) to create this compound… DON'T let the students know that it’s water! Then we’ll do several experiments together which demonstrate the unique properties of water. The students love learning about science with Prof. Womboggle. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
Hoyt, Lisa Wildlife Discovery Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Animal furs and skulls will be used to teach about mammals that are native to New York State. Make an animal tracking booklet or a plaster track.
Up to $100
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
Sears, Susan Bubbles Science
Younger students (3-5yrs), with parents. or older students (grades K - 5) Become a Bubbleologist! Are bubbles always round? Learn about bubbles through experimentation. Stand inside a giant bubble and make a bubble blower to take home. Older students will also learn how to bounce bubbles.
$101- $200
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