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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Kuhn, Lindsay Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Smoke Ridge Organics is a fully operating organic farm located in Rochester, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, calf, sheep, goat, pig, angora rabbit, peacock, turkey, chicken, duck, and quail; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Bats at night Nature- Animals,
Science
They're blind, they suck your blood and make nests in your hair - all false! Find out the true story about bats.
$101- $200
Thompson, Liz Bats! Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore popular bat myths, meet bats from around the world, discover NYS bats and uncover the many ways in which bats help humankind. Multi-media program incorporates slides, models, echolocation recordings and audience participation. Kids get bat rings!
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Magnets: Underground Forces Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The students discover some of the science behind magnets by experimenting with them. The first magnet was discovered in rocks by an elderly shepherd. Hear the story and then become a Magnetician! Discover how the world around us pushes, pulls and has its ups and downs with a variety of hands on activities.
$101- $200
DINOSAURS, ROCK OCEANS ROCK Prehistoric Sea & Marine Biology Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Exhibit and show covering over a billion years of geologic time in less than 1 hour! Show uses expansive exhibit of modern day Marine Life along with Giant Fossil Prehistoric Sea Life Creatures, Menacing Mosasaurs, Amazing Ammonites, Prehistoric Alligators, Giant Fish, Fascinating Trilobites, Deadly Sharks, and much more. Students are active participants during show and hands-on activities such as seashell art project and sea life dig or excavation. Students take home many types of fossil shark teeth, fossil clams and marine life as well as modern day shells.
$351- $500
Dayan, Nomi Sounds of the Night Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore how whales and nocturnal animals use the amazing world of sounds to get around in the dark. Touch a whale earbone and test your own ears by trying hands-on sound experiment stations with tuning forks, vibrating shakers, and other instruments. Create your own musical instrument.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Space Technology (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Space Technology** Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology, and discover everyday objects originally designed for use in space! Take home a Lightning Launcher™ that will light up the sky! 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Optical Illusions (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Optical Illusions** Build your own “Mad Science Periscope” while learning about optics, reflection and sight. Watch celebrity images change before your very eyes! Seeing is not always believing…as this fast paced and very entertaining workshop demonstrates. 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
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move Traveling Museum Science
Children ages 5 and up and their families can spend an exciting hour exploring our unique museum. This program is a hands-on traveling science museum with over 60 exhibits and experiments. Topics include magnetism, animal tracking, physical science, illusions and much more. Exhibits contain both word and picture directions.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Let's Look Closely (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Let's Look Closely** Children will discover a world that they might not have realized was there through the use of mirrors, microscopes and magnifying glasses. They will reveal hidden pictures learn about reflection and symmetry and use hand held microscopes to observe objects closely. They will take away plastic magnifying glasses to continue their exploration at home. These are programs specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, and take place at your location. Our only requirements are: a room that can be darkened if needed, with tables and chairs where the children can work comfortably; a small table to set up our equipment and access to water and electricity. The children perform experiments, participate in demonstrations and, for most workshops, there is a take home item for each child at the end of the program.
$101- $200
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