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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Art and Science of Mantracking, Search, and Rescue Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This subject encompasses the current state of tracking people who are either lost or fugitives. It discusses the many facets of planning and conducting searches and rescues, especially from the point of view of tracking a person who may or may not wish to be found. Given current attention and public interest in an open manhunt incident, this subject is very topical and will explain much to a concerned public as well as law enforcement or others who may become involved in such an investigation in the future.
$201- $350
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
Boyer, Jeff A Scientist's Trip Around the World History,
Science
A Scientist's Trip Around the World This is a spectacular exploration covering the stories of scientists around the world including their discoveries and inventions. Jeff Boyer takes audiences on a trip full of fun science facts and demonstrations. Volunteers are needed for this journey so bring a sense of adventure and be ready to lend a hand.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$201- $350
Brill, Steve Wild Food and Ecology Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's best-known naturalist. See, touch, smell, and taste the common, overlooked renewable resources that humans have been using for food and home remedies for thousands of years. Discover related science, ecology, history, healthful cooking, nutrition, folklore, and mythology. Presentations include fresh specimens, stories, anecdotes, humor, and unique jazz music played on the Brillophone.
$351- $500
Mayes, Sara Dinosaur Days Nature- Other,
Science
Many young children are fascinated by dinosaurs and the earth’s prehistoric past. During this Earth Science program, children examine authentic fossils, construct a “dinosaur” from actual animal bones and learn to think like a team of real paleontologists.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Detective Science Science
Students will have a chance to step into the role of a Mad Science Detective. They will explore various methods employed by forensic scientists to help solve crimes including: fingerprint analysis, examination of dental records and investigating written materials. An identification kit will be sent home with each student so they can record their own fingerprints and other vital information about themselves.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan What Color is That? Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Introduce your young scientists to the world of color; become a dye detective, discover what colors are secretly hiding in pens. How fast can you make 24 different colors using only red, yellow and blue water. Listen to a fun story about color adnd make a colorful spinning top to take home. If the kids don't become scientists they will surely become artists!
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning LEAVES AND SEEDS Nature- Environment,
Science
What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration using lima beans students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include, seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a Chia sponge to nurture and record observations as it grows.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
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