Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
DINOSAURS, ROCK DINOSAURS ROCK Dig Into Reading Adventure Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
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. Dig into Reading!
$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
Brickman, Robin Art to Wear: Animals, Insects, or Flower Pins Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman, an award-winning book illustrator, will teach an art class based on natural science. Everyone will use coloring supplies on paper, cutting and shaping his or her piece, and then adding a pin to its back. The pins can be made into any natural item, such as flowers or insects. They can be lovely or quirky. Accuracy will be encouraged.
$351- $500
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
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
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