Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Marki, Trish Live Birds of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Come face to face with live hawks, owls, and falcons. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan Can You Dig It? Nature- Animals,
Other,
Science
An engaging program that introduces students to the science of comparative anatomy. Following an introduction into the science of 'reading' bones, students compare & contrast a variety of real bones from different animals. Teams 'dig' through bones and are challenged to hypothesize about the origin, type and name of the bones. The program culminates with students creating a necklace made from animal bone.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda Under the Sea Nature- Animals,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Under the Sea! Under the Sea! What wonderful life forms are found under the sea! Young marine biologists will discover the variety of creatures found in our oceans. They will examine starfish, sharks, molluscs, fish, and other animal specimens. Children will play challenge games and then use something fishy to make a unique art project! Each child will also take home a craft project inspired by the sea!
$101- $200
Berlin, Jan The Colorful World of Animals Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Rainbows aren't just in the sky! Mother nature has given a variety of colors to the animals who share our earth. Interact with live animals and find out how their colors help them to survive. Can a chameleon really change colors to match his environment - even if it's plaid or paisley or polka-dotted?
$101- $200
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Frozen Fins: The Art and Science of Ice Diving Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
When the weather turns cold and the local waters turn to ice, many divers pack up their dive gear and wait for the return of summer. Some hasten its arrival with a trip to warmer climates while winter maintains its grip on the north. But the arrival of winter does not need to mean the end of local diving. In this program, you will learn the techniques, equipment requirements and reasons for safely venturing below the ice in one of diving’s most challenging, and rewarding, activities: Ice Diving. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they explain the “hows” and “whys” of ice diving and introduce you to some of the best places to dive beneath the ice.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Seeking our Senses (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Seeking our Senses** Sniff out the science of your 5 senses! Hear your heartbeat using a real stethoscope, test your vision with optical illusions, and learn to read using your sense of touch! 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
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
Dayan, Nomi It's Electric! Museums,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Explore how electricity lights up the night! Did you know your brain uses electricity too? See what glows, moves, or buzzes in our hands-on electric and static experiments. Design your own glow in the dark animal to take home!
$101- $200
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Plant Identification For Beginners Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A slide show and lecture offering an introdution to plant identification by using texts and field guides and by pointing out the characteristics to look for without getting into deep technical discussion and analysis> Nature study is often presented as too overpowering for many and this can be intimidating. this program is a user friendly approach to this field of study which should make it a fun experience rather than an overpowering one.
$201- $350
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