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Program
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Description
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Dayan, Nomi Dark & Delicious / Starry Starry Night / Sleepy Salves Life Skills- Food,
Science,
Visual Arts- Painting
We present three programs for teens this summer. In "Dark and Delicious," learn how to create a chocolate painting using melted dark chocolate. Use artifacts for inspiration to sketch a monochromatic scene that you can eat! In "Starry Starry Night," explore ways artists have captured the night and use charcoal and watercolor to create a nightscape. All materials supplied. In "Sleepy Salves," mix up soothing masks with sea salts and other creations to become part of your nightly routine. Use lavender scents, fill a tea bag with chamomile, and go home with your creations.
$101- $200
Bertles, John Recycling Remix Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A 3+ performer remix of our famous Bash the Trash performance, plus hands-on instrument building, followed by an audience-participatory culminating event. We start with a version of our show that gives the basics of instrument building, as well as driving home the environmental message of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Participants then build a variety of instruments using recycled/reused materials that they bring in themselves, and/or materials provided by Bash the Trash. The event culminates in a joyous music-making event in which the audience members join the band. Depending on your physical space and appropriateness, this final event can take the form of a stage performance, a parade, or something completely different.
$1001- $3000
Rogers, John ALL ABOUT BLUEBIRDS - and MORE Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
Learn about New York State’s official bird, the Eastern Bluebird, from a recognized expert. This highly acclaimed program about nature is educational and enjoyable. Program content and length can be customized for children, adults, or families. John Rogers maintains hundreds of bluebird nest boxes, and has fledged over 13,000 bluebirds. The focus is on bluebirds, including the nesting cycle (building nests, egg laying, raising young etc.) and the proper use of bluebird boxes. But, there is more, too. Mr. Rogers opens young and older hearts and minds to bluebirds, other birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and nature appreciation. With visually beautiful photographs, bird sounds, and a sincere, enthusiastic presentation style, this PowerPoint program has delighted and educated people throughout NY State. The children's program is especially interactive and engaging, with children being encouraged to share their nature experiences. Examples of excellent books on bluebirds encourage further reading. As an option, a build-your-own bluebird box program (for all age groups) with all materials provided is also available. (see listing)
Up to $100
1, Mad Science Super Structures Science
Super Structures will give students insight into the world of architects and engineers! The students' first project will be to build card houses in which they will undoubtedly find all stable card houses have something in common - the triangle. Triangles and arches provide the greatest support in construction - facts that children will see for themselves when they experiment with these two shapes and use them to both strengthen and reinforce structures.
$201- $350
Corcoran, Mary Gone Missing - Nutmeg the Dog Science
Nutmeg, the dog, has gone missing. Students work in groups, using genetic traits, fingerprints, simple chemistry, density, and other clues, to find out who might have taken her. Once the mystery is solved, they find Nutmeg is fine!
$101- $200
Science, Wondergy CoolScience Life Skills- Food,
Science
From fire to Liquid Nitrogen, explore the science of how we stay cool by evaporation. Hammer a nail into solid wood with a banana? Blow up a balloon... from the outside? Explore how matter changes from solid to liquid to gas with liquid nitrogen. At 320 degrees below zero, it's the coolest stuff around! TOPICS: Molecules, Thermal Motion, Heat Transfer, Evaporative Cooling, Air Pressure, Density, Physical Changes. CoolScience is often finished by making giant batches of ice cream with Liquid Nitrogen. Help us bring together fresh cream, milk, flavorings of your choice, and of course, liquid nitrogen to make the freshest homemade ice cream you've ever tasted!
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The Art of Tracking History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The history and practice of tracking is explained by a pracitioner of the art. Basic theory and tools will be explained and followed by a hands-on instruction in the field.
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen Down the Nile! History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Hear about the archeological find of the 20th Century- the discovery of King Tut's tomb! View examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. Craft replicas of a Pharaoh's jeweled collar and a decorative cartouche of your name. Learn how about the on-line tool to translate your name into ancient hieroglyphics. Play the Mummy Wrap game for a fun finish.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda Rocks and Minerals Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
Rocks and minerals are found all around us and used in our daily lives. Nature Detectives will discover the secrets hidden in these beautiful treasures from the Earth! Observe and compare various rocks. Can you tell how they were formed? Examine the variety of minerals with their colors, textures,luster and crystal forms. See special properties such as fluorescence! Young rock hounds will have fun as they explore and conduct tests. They will take home mini rocks and gemstones to add to their collection.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda Fun with Fossils Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Science
Nature Detectives will enjoy themselves working as paleontologists examining evidence of prehistoric life that once roamed the Earth. Uncover the link between the past and the present by comparing fossils with modern day animals. Using puzzles, posters and models, children will be engaged in classifying and identifying dinosaurs and fossils. After a craft project and a mini fossil dig, each child will take home an actual fossil to start or add to their collection.
$101- $200
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