Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Cremean, Nels Ross ''Science Circus'' Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Nels and his special guest demonstrate math and science principles through circus skills. Participants will be amazed and amused as they learn about forces, energy, motion, and more. (K-6) Nels is a sought after performer, speaker, and oddball who has won the hearts of American and international audiences. He presents several uplifting programs that promote character, wellness, learning, and joy through a blend of theater, variety arts, music, and humor. Go to www.injest.com for more info.
$501- $1000
Sears, Susan Helter Skelter: Underground Forces and Fun Fair Science Science
Become a structural engineer; design a roller coaster ride using the earth's gravity to make a marble roll over enough twists and turns to make your hair stand on end.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Slime! (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Slime!** Giant molecule chains called polymers are vital to modern civilization. In this program, you will explore, create and play with a most entertaining and useful molecule. Discover its many shapes and forms. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime you can 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
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil Adventure Museums,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We bring the museum to you! Giant exhibits & interactive, entertaining performance - 50+ life-size & genuine museum-quality fossils, 5-500 million years old. Students create original dinosaur art - 50 foot mural & interact with exhibit pieces. Topics: extinction theory, plant vs. meat-eaters, fossil formation..Act as paleontologist during fossil dig...take home genuine specimens like dinosaur bone, shark teeth... Ninth year. Seen by 1MM+. Clients include Bronx Zoo, National Geographic. Gems Rock Mineral Adventures, too.
$351- $500
Brill, Steve Wild Food and Ecology Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about edible/medicinal wild plants and mushrooms with America's best-known naturalist. See, touch, smell, and taste the common, overlooked renewable resources that humans have been using for food and home remedies for thousands of years. Discover related science, ecology, history, healthful cooking, nutrition, folklore, and mythology. Presentations include fresh specimens, stories, anecdotes, humor, and unique jazz music played on the Brillophone.
$351- $500
Beltrani, Susan CSI: Who Done It? Science
From Sherlock Holmes to the OJ Simpson trial, people have been plagued by the question, "Who done it?" Explore the science of crime scene investigation techniques: Fingerprints, chromatography & shoe print analysis. Applying these techniques with deductive reasoning, participants examine the evidence & try to figure out Who done it?
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Seeking our Senses (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Seeking our Senses** Sniff out the science of your 5 senses! Hear your heartbeat using a real stethoscope, test your vision with optical illusions, and learn to read using your sense of touch! 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
Beltrani, Susan Eat Like a Bird Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Find out how the shape of a birds beak decides what it can eat. Participants pretend to be birds to test different models of bird beaks. By using their 'beaks' (spoons, chopsticks, tweezers) students attempt to pick up various types of food. This is a fun way to understand adaptation and biodiversity! Participants take home the materials & directions to make their own bird feeder.
$101- $200
Cain, Ron Fizztastic Science Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Watch children erupt into laughter and applause when Doctor VolCaino appears! Magician Ron Cain turns into a silly scientist for his new Fizztastic Science Magic Show, inspired by the summer reading theme, 'Fizz, Boom, Read! He performs illusions that celebrate science and highlight great scientists like Einstein and Edison. Plus, he encourages families to visit the library and read about his lab-coated heroes. Ron also teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade in a Scientific Secrets of Magic workshop. Children learn simple magic tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The former teacher and Syracuse University alum has specialized in educational magic since 1988. Children are active participants in shows related to reading, history, science, geography and ecology. Students also do hands-on activities that foster learning and self-esteem in his one-hour magical workshops. Ron also performs at schools, libraries, festivals, recreation programs and businesses year-round. His family-friendly, 45-minute magic shows are the highlight of special events & holiday celebrations. He even offers entertainment packages that include strolling magic and balloon sculptures.
$201- $350
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