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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning THE MUMMY History,
Multicultural- Other,
Science
Participants learn about the ancient process of embalming and the cultural significance of mummification. Topics discussed include amulets, sarcophagus, canopic jars and pyramid building. Students make their very own mummy to take home. 4th - 6th grade
$201- $350
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS HEROES OF SCIENCE by DINOSAURS ROCK Nature- Environment,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Meet some of the most influential Heroes of Paleontology, Geology & Oceanography while enjoying some of the coolest MUSEUM SPECIMENS on display at your Library. We'll introduce you to some famous and some little know but important figures like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Jacques Cousteau and Mary Tharp just to name a few. You'll see a highly interactive presentation with an AMAZING hands-on genuine FOSSIL DIG Kids will dig, find, and keep and take home some genuine fossils and/or seashells and more! Patrons will get a taste of the BEST OF all Three (3) of our themed programs (DINOSAURS ROCK, GEMS ROCK, OCEANS ROCK) that we've been bringing to schools, libraries, camps and places like the Bronx Zoo for 15 years! Call Us 1-800-411-DINO (3466) or e-mail us at info@DinosaursRock.com.
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Who Goes There? Animal Tracks Nature- Animals,
Science
Something big has been this way and left tracts in the dirt. Is it a monster, bigfoot or is the local wildlife hanging around? Come solve the mystery of the footprints. Make a cast of an animal track to take home. Dress for mess!
$101- $200
Streeter, William Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Delaware Valley Raptor Center introduces audiences to the fascinating world of raptors. Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey brings 5-6 live raptors, a hawk, 2 falcons, 2 owls and an eagle. Talks last about an hour and cover predator/prey relationships, specific survival adaptations of the birds, raptor behavior, conservation, the ancient art of falconry, the hawk migration phenomenon, endangered species, and more. The experience with live raptors instills into each individual viewing the program a greater respect and appreciation and a more responsible attitude towards all wildlife.
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Rocket Science (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Rocket science** This is your chance to be a rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight with the help of a Unique Flying Object. Explore the science involved in the rocket construction as you build your own “Mad Science Skyblazer II Rocket” that you can take home 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
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: GET STEAM! Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Photography,
Science
GET STEAM! explores the links between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) while presenting the process by which I create children's books--including research, photography, and writing. Using images from my books, BUG SHOTS, MOSQUITO BITE, and SNEEZE!, I introduce students to hidden worlds magnified and photographed by an electron microscope. In depth observation of a variety of specimens is accomplished with a 5X jeweler's loupe provided to each workshop participant. Students explore how they can use observation to to inspire their own creative-nonfiction writing.
$351- $500
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Weather Wonders (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Weather Wonders** Wind, Water, and Heat are the three components of weather. Your mini meteorologists attempt to learn the mysteries behind our weather patterns. 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
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, The RMS Titanic: Her Final Days History,
Media- Photography,
Science
On a cold April night in 1912, the magnificent new luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg as she was making her way towards New York on her maiden voyage from England. In a few short hours, she sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic, taking with her the lives of more than 1,500 people. The tragedy shocked the world and, through the years, the legend of this story has continued to grow. Seventy three years after the sinking, the wreck of the Titanic was discovered 2 ½ miles below the surface by an intrepid group of Oceanographers using state of the art technology. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they recall the tragic history of the R.M.S. Titanic and the exciting search for her remains. The show will also feature discussions on the technology used to find the wreck and will examine the current controversy over the recovery of artifacts from this site.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Fire & Ice (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Get ready for some sizzling excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Witness and learn about the amazing properties of fire. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Bath”, as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. The Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast!
$351- $500
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