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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Newcombe, Melody 'Dig into Reading with Mother Earth' Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Melody a.k. Mother Earth will inspire kids to DIG INTO READING as she reveals amazing secrets about the world of plants,soil, mammals, reptiles, birds & bugs Dig into the fascinating facts with interactive Storytelling, Nature Lore, Animal SFX, Puppetry, Ventriloquism, Comedy, Magic, Music and Songs, Melody will Mesmerize Any Audience. Melody, her research and photography was featured on National Geographic Society CBS-TV special The Hidden World of Insects, NBC-TV The Cicada Story, WNET-TV Dining Out on Edible Wild Foods and has been interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition and on countless other radio and TV stations around the USA. For more information or to book shows for library, school assembly and classroom programs, call or email Melody Newcombe at 845-853-3761. Thank you.
$201- $350
Smith, Jungle Bob Exotic Pets: the good the bad and the ugly Nature- Animals,
Science
Jungle Bob has enjoyed the company of reptiles and amphibians his entire life. Join him in this “hands-on” presentation as the do's and don'ts of animal husbandry are explored. What makes a good pet? How big will they grow? How long will they live? Where do they come from and what do they really need to live a happy life in captivity?
$351- $500
Hoyt, Lisa Traveling Pond Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A traveling pond will make a splash at your library with live fish, salamanders, frogs and insects. Children will be able to touch live animals and will learn how these animals survive in a watery environment.
Up to $100
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning RIVER ECOLOGY Nature- Environment,
Science
Using buckets, students draw water samples from the Peconic River directly behind the Long Island Science Center or your site. They test for turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and examine macro-organisms under a microscope. Using their findings students will assess water quality and discuss the negative effects of environmental factors on a river. 6th - 8th grade.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Bubbles Science
Younger students (3-5yrs), with parents. or older students (grades K - 5) Become a Bubbleologist! Are bubbles always round? Learn about bubbles through experimentation. Stand inside a giant bubble and make a bubble blower to take home. Older students will also learn how to bounce bubbles.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning INSECTS Nature- Other,
Science
Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a live cricket and builds a habitat to nurture and observe his/her cricket. (Notify us upon registration if you prefer a class set of crickets or one for each student.)
$201- $350
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
1, Mad Science Optical Illusions Science
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of optical illusions like the camera obscura, the mirror mirage and various other classic illusions. The concepts of refraction, the science of optics and the biology associated with sight will be covered. Periscopes will be introduced and after an instructional demonstration on the science and design behind the periscope, the children will construct their own to take home.
$201- $350
Hoyt, Lisa Wildlife Discovery Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Animal furs and skulls will be used to teach about mammals that are native to New York State. Make an animal tracking booklet or a plaster track.
Up to $100
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