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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
Mayes, Sara Beach in a Box Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Imagine a walk along the seashore. What might we find? Children will learn about seashells and other special seaside treasures that might be found along the beach. Each child will then get to create a little "Beach in a Box" filled with tiny treasures to take home! For children in 1st to 5th grades.
$101- $200
Jones, Thomas Unsolved Crimes History,
Science
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
Straka, Mike Super Heroes Of Invention Science
Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta will explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented/ discovered them. Your patrons will be introduced to Archimedes and find out why things float. We’ll do an experiment and see if rocks float. Who invented balloons? We’ll bring along a skull of a real Triceratops and discuss how the first Triceratops was discovered in 1887. In addition, we will cover the origins of playing cards, the toothbrush, x rays and a host of fascinating discoveries. With each super hero, inventor, we will do an experiment to demonstrate the invention or discovery. In addition, we’ll host the “What’s That Invention Game Show”, lots of audience participation and a touch of magic.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Current Events (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Current Events** Take a tour on the electron freeway! Conductors, insulators, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity introduce themselves to you via the tingle in your fingertips and the twinkle in your eye. You’ll leave the workshop with a “Mad Science Power Pendant” (for grades K-2) or the “Mad Science Technicolor Blender” (for grades 3-5). 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
Ferrari, Johnda Insects & Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Young Entomologists will explore the amazing world of insects. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful can be found in these fascinating animals. Children will love examining the variety of shapes, sizes, and adaptations of the real-life specimens. Each insect is more weird than the next! Nature Detectives will look at delicate butterflies and moths with their striking colors and patterns. Bug facts, puzzles, handouts and games- as well as a bug take home craft to be enjoyed by all.
$101- $200
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... The Notion of Motion! Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents… The Notion of Motion is a rollicking rollercoaster of physics demonstrations teaching about Newton’s Laws of Motion (Inertia, Force & Acceleration, Action & Reaction), how to use a hypothesis, and units. Using extensive audience participation the audience will learn why plates stay on a table when the table cloth is yanked away, why they need to buckle their seatbelts, and why not to walk around in a canoe. Finally, the audience will demonstrate their mastery of the new physics concepts by figuring out what will happen and how each of Newton’s Laws are demonstrated if Dr. Quark discharges a fire extinguisher while wearing roller blades. This show is most often performed for elementary schools; one audience of k – 2 (60 minutes) and another audience of 3 – 6 (70 – 75 minutes). This show is an excellent refresher for the science portions of all the standardized science tests. The Notion of Motion has appeared internationally in Singapore and Afghanistan. This program is written and presented by Ted Lawrence, certified veteran physics and chemistry teacher and former Ringling Bros. clown.
$1001- $3000
Marki, Trish Owls- Raptors of the Night Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Meet some of the owls that call your backyard their home. Come face to face with live birds of prey. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
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
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