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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sears, Susan Leprechaun Secrets Science
It's time that someone exposed a few Leprechaun secrets! Learn how to uncover hidden rainbows, experience the magic of color-changing Leprechaun beads and fish for Leprechauns with green worms: discover Leprechaun eggs that appear and vanish in a blink of an eye. Listen to a story about Leprechauns; you will never doubt the existence of Leprechauns again. If your kids like St. Patrick's Day, they'll love these Leprechaun Science demonstrations and activities.
$101- $200
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
Childress, John Bates Directed Meditation Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Directed Meditation is a program designed by John Bates Childress that integrates the use of meditation, visualization, and language patterns with directions or suggestions in order to achieve a predetermined outcome. This technique can be used to help individuals manage stress and anxiety; cope with life threatening and chronic illness; change eating, exercise, smoking or other habitual behavior; and over come phobias. John Bates Childress can do presentations about Directed Meditation generally or focus on specific aspects, depending on the audience's interests. All presentations include lively voluntary audience participation to keep the audience engaged.
$201- $350
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Bug Bites Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Become a junior entomologist and learn about the amazing lives and natural history of bugs, insects, and spiders. Use what you learn about bug anatomy and habits to create your own imaginary bug. Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd grade.
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Structures and Building Science
Learn that different shapes have an effect on the strength of a structure. Become an engineer and test your knowledge by building your own structure to take home. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Cavanaugh, Deb Creepy Crawlers - Catch the Reading Bug 2008 Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Sing along, play percussion instruments and enjoy moving around as we use our imaginations to bring these songs about insects, crawdads and other creepy crawlers to life at your library. This program may also include looking at books and can be presented with or without supplemental educational materials. It is perfect for the 2008 Summer Reading Program theme, Catch the Reading Bug. Catch Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Magnetic Magic (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Magnetic Magic** Investigate the power and daily uses of magnets. Learn about polarity, visualize magnetic fields, and learn how to magnetize ordinary metals. Find out how a compass works, and test a powerful electromagnet. Bring home the cool “Mad Science Magnet Lab”. 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 Stunt Planes and Gliders (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Stunt Planes and Gliders** The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. This class is a wonderful mix of conceptual and hands-on learning, which will introduce us to the basics of aerodynamics. Learn about the forces that affect flying machines, and build a Delta Dart. Bring home your own “Mad Science Skyhawk Foam Plane”. (We need access to a safe, uncluttered area to perform this workshop, preferably outdoors) 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 Walloping Weather (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Walloping Weather** Welcome to the wild world of weather! Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning, and how weather can be predicted. Step into the shoes of a meteorologist, and create your own regional weather forecast. Learn about the Sun’s energy and ultraviolet radiation with the “Mad Science Sun Beads” you will 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
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