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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Durkin, Peter Botswana, a Wildlife Paradise Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Botswana, Africa is one of the last remaining truly wild places on earth. Former Botswana resident, author, conservationist, and safari guide, Peter Durkin shares insights into the country, its flora and fauna, and the conservation efforts to preserve it. The presentation is based on first-hand experiences gained from running a non-profit game reserve and consulting with local community trusts on natural resource management and eco-tourism. It provides unique insights and details on the National Parks and other wild areas, the many species both great and small found there, and several conservation efforts.
$201- $350
Baldwin, Daryl Outer Space Balloon Extravaganzas Performing Arts- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Created in front of their eyes, children and parents will be amazed and amused at the fast paced seriously dramatic Balloon twisting of Certified Master Balloon Artist Daryl Baldwin from Balloon Extravaganzas in upstate NY.
$351- $500
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Balloon Crazy Science,
Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Option 1: What, Why, How, Where? What are balloons made of? Where do they come from? Science, environment, art all covered in this lively discussion of balloons types & inflators. Flying, silly, whistling balloons. Multiage Group: All children will leave with a balloon animal.A balloon house will be built and left in the library. This program can be repeated each year as we then change the information portion of the program to how to build with balloons, magic with balloons, balloons to tell a story, etc. Option 2: Hands on Lecture. Students with parents to help, or students old enough to bend & twist a balloon by themselves without parent. Limit 25-30 students. Entertainer provides balloons.
Up to $100
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Tantalizing Taste (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Tantalizing Taste** In this exciting and interactive class, learn how taste and smell are interrelated. Learn how to map out your primary taste organ - your tongue - by experimenting with different kinds of tastes. You will then be treated to a demonstration of how your favorite sodas are created. We’ll teach you how to make Mad Science Gum Drops to bring home.(Not recommended for groups with food allergies, diabetes, or kosher concerns) 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
Thompson, Liz Bats! Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore popular bat myths, meet bats from around the world, discover NYS bats and uncover the many ways in which bats help humankind. Multi-media program incorporates slides, models, echolocation recordings and audience participation. Kids get bat rings!
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Color Lab (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
** Color Lab ** This workshop will introduce preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They will make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and will experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demostrations will be conducted to introduce students to the primary colors as well as color mixing. 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. 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
Sears, Susan The Mystery of the Broken Egg or Who Killed Humpty Dumpty? Science
CSI in Nursery Land! Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? Use scientific tests to solve the crime. This hands on program introduces the young scientist to chromatography and finger printing. It encourages observation and deductive thinking.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Bats at night Nature- Animals,
Science
They're blind, they suck your blood and make nests in your hair - all false! Find out the true story about bats.
$101- $200
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