Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning SIMPLE MACHINES: Lego Engineering Science
Levers, pulleys and simple machines come to life when students build with them. Working through a series of models using LEGO Dacta Technics Kits, students engage in manipulating materials, interpreting data, observing and predicting. 3rd - 6th grade
$201- $350
Boyer, Jeff The Science of Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC. Arthur C. Clark once wrote that “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and today we live in the age of technology. We are surrounded by magic. In the first half of this show “Boyer the Magnificent” entertains and amazes us with several classic magic illusions. Objects change colors, light bulbs blaze to life with no apparent power source, and spheres levitate before us. Is this magic? “Professor Boyer” says “No!” In the second half of the show he performs these same feats using the tools of modern technology. Explaining laws of physics as he goes, the professor teaches the audience the principles that make these astounding demonstrations possible. Throughout the show volunteers are brought up on stage to participate in an event that amuses, amazes, educates and entertains.
$351- $500
Kuhn, Lindsay Dig In Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Smoke Ridge Farm is an organic sustainable farm in upstate NY. Using a modified square foot garden method, we plant enough food to feed 40 families on just 5 acres. During the program, the presenter will help patrons plant their own square foot garden, using heirloom seeds. An alternative will be to use a box demo garden to inspire patrons of all ages to be aware of where their food comes from and to eat local. I will also talk about farming green (using real live horse power), heirloom seeds and seed saving, do it yourself vertical hydroponics, environmental conservation using butterflies, and horse rescue and rehabilitation. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Stelljes, Eileen Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Presented in costume, learn how the science of Paleontology began. Early fossil hunters were dangerously competitive when trying to find the most dinosaur bones. Are dinosaurs really buried in New York's Central Park? Group activities include assembling a dinosaur bone puzzle, then taking part in a mini-dig to unearth and identify (on field note sheet) your hidden creature. Choose dig options of either dinosaur eggs or figurines. Displaying the library's dinosaur non-fiction books helps with identification.
$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
Sears, Susan Going Bats Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
What's life like when you hang(and fly) around after dark? Play games, listen to a story and make a bat to take home.
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson Moon Crazy Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home. Beth Wiseman of Loudoun County VA Library Program Specialist reports: You held the attention of 150+ children and adults for an hour - without any hi-tech stuff! Loved the way you wove the stories & songs together with movements & laughter.
$351- $500
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
1, Mad Science Digging for Dinosaurs Science
GREAT TOPIC to COORDINATE WITH THE 2013 SUMMER READING TOPIC -- DIG INTO READING! We'll take you on a journey to a time when giant retiles ruled the earth. Children will examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini-dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Our Disappearing Species Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This program focusses on species (mostly animals) which have either become extinct in recent centuries or are highly endangered. Some are extirpated from their original ranges but may be making a come back. A few were declared extinct but have later been found to still exist.
$201- $350
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