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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Atmosphere & Beyond (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Atmosphere & Beyond** You’ll be on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time. Discover how stars would look in space and see what makes stars twinkle using your very own “Mad Science Shimmering Star” 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
Jones, Thomas Unsolved Crimes History,
Science
This is a library program version of one of my more popular college courses. We examine some of the most famous, captivating unsolved crimes and apply the knowledge of a modern forensic scientist to see if there is anything new we can learn. Typically, we choose one or two cases to cover, from a list that includes Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh Kidnapping, the Black Dahlia (and potential connections to other crimes), and the Zodiac.
$201- $350
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... The Notion of Motion! Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents… The Notion of Motion is a rollicking rollercoaster of physics demonstrations teaching about Newton’s Laws of Motion (Inertia, Force & Acceleration, Action & Reaction), how to use a hypothesis, and units. Using extensive audience participation the audience will learn why plates stay on a table when the table cloth is yanked away, why they need to buckle their seatbelts, and why not to walk around in a canoe. Finally, the audience will demonstrate their mastery of the new physics concepts by figuring out what will happen and how each of Newton’s Laws are demonstrated if Dr. Quark discharges a fire extinguisher while wearing roller blades. This show is most often performed for elementary schools; one audience of k – 2 (60 minutes) and another audience of 3 – 6 (70 – 75 minutes). This show is an excellent refresher for the science portions of all the standardized science tests. The Notion of Motion has appeared internationally in Singapore and Afghanistan. This program is written and presented by Ted Lawrence, certified veteran physics and chemistry teacher and former Ringling Bros. clown.
$1001- $3000
Kuhn, Lindsay Petting Zoo History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We offer a petting zoo of a variety of different heritage farm animals as an attraction at festivals, and celebratory events. This is a great addition to a summer reading kick off or finale! Animals are enclosed in a corral, and can be brushed, pet, braided, adorned with ribbons and bows, and fed treats in their buckets. Features creatures can be: miniature horse, sheep, goat, calf, peacock, chicken, turkey, goose, duck, etc. The program can be conducted indoors or out, and can be booked for an hour or all day. This is a great way to introduce people of all ages to the history of farming, various animals, and where food comes from, in a shorter more hands on format. This program is suitable for the 2014 Summer Reading Program.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Dry Ice (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Dry Ice** Explore the 3 states of matter and witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular (smoke) it creates. Learn all about dry ice while experiencing the famous Mad Science potions (Mad Science Burp,the Mad Science Bubble Bath, and the Mad Science Cemetery Scene). Everyone will leave the workshop with a fascinating color changing Mad Science Thermochromic Cup.(Requires electricity and access to hot water) 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
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning BATS Nature- Animals,
Science
Are Bats blind? Can they hear? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This hands-on program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat’s special function in our ecosystem. The Science Center’s very own “Echolocation Machine” demonstrates how bats locate their food. Students make a “bat” to take home. Wall or screen needed to show slides.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda Insects & Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Young Entomologists will explore the amazing world of insects. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful can be found in these fascinating animals. Children will love examining the variety of shapes, sizes, and adaptations of the real-life specimens. Each insect is more weird than the next! Nature Detectives will look at delicate butterflies and moths with their striking colors and patterns. Bug facts, puzzles, handouts and games- as well as a bug take home craft to be enjoyed by all.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS with Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
Programs available include:

PHENOMENAL PHYSICS by Mr. Fish proves that science can be fun by showing students amazing tricks involving bubbles, balloons, bull whips, eggs and a table stacked with glasses.

THE ANTI-GRAVITY SHOW shows that the law of gravity, “everything that goes up must come down,” changes when things start spinning. Audience learns how to do many circus skills including balancing, rope spinning, magic, and more.

THE MAGIC OF CHEMISTRY Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity.

THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC uses mirrors, magnets, math, air, optical illusions, and more to explore how to use science to perform common magic tricks.

THE AMAZING ACTIVITY ZONE is an interactive workshop, where various stations are set up for children to browse through. Each station has a science-related circus activity.

SUPER CIRCUS STUFF is a PURELY FUN one or two-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole family!

$501- $1000
Friedhoffer, Bob THE PROFESSOR AND HIS AMAZING SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION The shows are based upon current national Science Education Standards as adopted by the National Science Teacher's Association. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - HIGH SCHOOLS MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ____________________ The average presentation lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Q & A time is set aside if requested by the school. Programs of different time spans are available. Many schools opt to have 2 programs allowing for difference in age and grade levels. The content of the shows vary when possible taking into consideration developmental levels of the grade school audiences and also is tied into the current curriculum where possible. The program for the younger children emphasizes that science is fun and worth pursuing with a limited amount of scientific information appropriate for that age group. The program for the older students has the same emphasis but includes a greater amount of age/developmentally appropriate scientific information
$1001- $3000
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