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Program
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Description
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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
Ferrari, Johnda PLANTastics- The World of Plants Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Take a deep breath.Have you thanked a plant today? Leaves, seeds, and flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.Young botanists will examine structures,special adaptations and uses of plants by humans and animals.Hands-on activities and take home projects for all! Leave with a smile and a green thumb!
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda Under the Sea Nature- Animals,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Under the Sea! Under the Sea! What wonderful life forms are found under the sea! Young marine biologists will discover the variety of creatures found in our oceans. They will examine starfish, sharks, molluscs, fish, and other animal specimens. Children will play challenge games and then use something fishy to make a unique art project! Each child will also take home a craft project inspired by the sea!
$101- $200
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Curious Rocks: Manmade or Acts of Nature? History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Science
A lecture and slide show on peculiar rocks and rock formations throughout North America and how they bear striking resemblances to rock formations and structures in Europe and elsewhere such as dolmen, calendar sites, and the like. By themsleves they are just curious-looking rocks, but when viewed collectively patterns merge such as nature may not have created by sheer accident.
$201- $350
Austin, Robert Theatre of the Mind Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mentalist Robert Austin will read people' minds through a series of experiments. This will include Robert using sightless vision. Coins,tape and a STEEL blindfold will be put on Robert's eyes and still he will be able to name people's names, social security numbers, serial numbers on dollar bills,people's addresses and play tic-tac-toe with someone. He will memorize items people yell out. He will bend, spoons,folks and keys with just his mind. He will be able to predict a word picked from a book of over 200 pages. And much more!
$501- $1000
Hoyt, Lisa Staying Safe in the Outdoors Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Know the facts about staying safe in the outdoors. Information will be given on rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. At the end of the program, participants will be less fearful, better educated, know what to look for and how to protect themselves and be able to feel secure venturing outdoors.
Up to $100
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... Flight! Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents.... Flight! Is a spectacular physics program for grades k – 8 which teaches about air, force, gravity, thrust, drag, lift and the difference between things that “fly,” things that “glide,” and things that “float.” Dramatic demonstrations emphasizing audience participation display evacuated cylinders, drag chutes, and full-sized Madgeburg Spheres to teach the principles of air pressure, lighter than air “flight,” Bernoulli, and air foils. For a finale, the audience demonstrates their mastery of the new concepts by explaining to Dr. Quark how they can get a crash test dummy to fly the length of the basketball court. Of course, they also get to try it. Historically, this show is an homage to the Wright Bros. First Flight and the science of physicists preceding them for centuries. Accomplishments of Otto van Guericke, Daniel Bernoulli, and Otto Lillienthal are explored in detail. This show is available year-round, but if you’re looking for a secular assembly for the week before Winter Vacation, this one is great – the anniversary of the Wright Bros. First Flight is December 17, so it’s timely to celebrate this milestone in science and human accomplishment during the month of December.
$1001- $3000
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CONQUERING THE FOOD PYRAMID Life Skills- Food,
Science
Did you ever wonder what is healthy to eat and why? Calories, fat and serving size are compared using beverages, cereal and various other foods as examples. Students examine models of fat and muscle then perform an experiment comparing different types of potato chips. Real human bones are used to show students the difference between healthy bone structure and bones with osteoporosis. Older students make and test bone models
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and classifications. Whether they have fur, feathers, fins or scales, animals come in many different forms. Long, tall, big or small, all animals play an important role in their environment. Animal Embassy will uncover some of the mysteries of animal biology as we learn about classifications and habitats in the animal kingdom, as well as discover the life of an animal scientist. We will meet Animal Ambassadors such as giant White’s tree frogs, an Eclectus parrot or Spectacled owl, a Green tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink!
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Wildlife Tracking Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Stalking a deer in the woods takes more skill than walking quietly! Learn more about the clues that animals leave us, and also what animal tracks look like. Lastly, you will make tracks out of plaster of paris to start your own track collection!!! $10 per person materials fee.
$201- $350
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