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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sears, Susan Dem Bones Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Why do we need all those bones? Using life size X-rays learn the inside story about our skeletons. Construct your own dancing skeleton to take home. Grades 1 - 5
$101- $200
Durkin, Peter Botswana, a Wildlife Paradise Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Botswana, Africa is one of the last remaining truly wild places on earth. Former Botswana resident, author, conservationist, and safari guide, Peter Durkin shares insights into the country, its flora and fauna, and the conservation efforts to preserve it. The presentation is based on first-hand experiences gained from running a non-profit game reserve and consulting with local community trusts on natural resource management and eco-tourism. It provides unique insights and details on the National Parks and other wild areas, the many species both great and small found there, and several conservation efforts.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Watts-Up (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Watts-Up** Learn about the phenomenon of lightning, how it works, and how to avoid meeting with it up close! Experiment with static electric charges, indoor lightning, and observe how the Van de Graff generator allows for a hair-raising experience. Make your own “Mad Science Static Stick”. (Requires electricity and a room that can be darkened). 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 Planets and Moons (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Planets and Moons** Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up. Build and take home the “Mad Science Kepler’s Cube”, a fun and educational 3-D solar system puzzle! 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
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
Lawrence, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Balloon Crazy Science,
Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Option 1: What, Why, How, Where? What are balloons made of? Where do they come from? Science, environment, art all covered in this lively discussion of balloons types & inflators. Flying, silly, whistling balloons. Multiage Group: All children will leave with a balloon animal.A balloon house will be built and left in the library. This program can be repeated each year as we then change the information portion of the program to how to build with balloons, magic with balloons, balloons to tell a story, etc. Option 2: Hands on Lecture. Students with parents to help, or students old enough to bend & twist a balloon by themselves without parent. Limit 25-30 students. Entertainer provides balloons.
Up to $100
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The Mining Industry of the Hudson Valley History,
Science
A lecture and slide presentation of the mines and mining industry of the region and the reasons for its demise. Primarily focusses on iron mines but also discusses lesser known mines such as zinc, copper, mica, and nickel.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Shapes and Structures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Shapes and Structures** Children will discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will create their own shapes and structures to take 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Let's Measure (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Let's Measure** Preschoolers will learn the basics of measurement during this workshop when they get to measure all kinds of objects using balance beam scales, bathroom scales and even their own feet! Children will be introduced to the concept of estimation and take home a measuring foot to cut out with their parents. 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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