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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hoyt, Lisa Know Your Trees Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Is it a deciduous or a conifer? Learn to identify five common trees. Create a leaf rubbing, nature mobile or start your own Tree Identification booklet.
Up to $100
Novogrodski, Marvin The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The Magic of Science explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention. With simple experiments that kids can try at home, they learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide and the invention of the wheel. The Magic of Science draws a link between the work of artists and scientists, encouraging persistence and exploration. Check out streaming video at www.marvmarv.com. K-6th graders A professional performer since 1984, Marvelous Marvin incorporates dance, theater, magic and circus arts with his love of research and science. The Magic of Science is scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text and was created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Behold the twirling perpetous! Thrill to the billiard-ball spinning sculptures! Marvel at the eight-foot tall photo collage!
$501- $1000
Hughson, Richard SCIENCE RELIANCE - Because you never know what you never know... Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Science
Richard Hughson's High Flying Comedy - a lively exaggeration of slapstick science, classical music, improbable magic, and a complete spinning plate tour of the solar system. Your kids will be enthralled as audience volunteers seemingly take over the show. Plenty of pratfalls but never a misstep as Richard carries everyone along on a joyride of exploration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEbGpNj9eLA Richard@RichardHughson.com
$101- $200
Sears, Susan CSI in the kitchen Science
A mystery is brewing in Wonderland. Tea time treats are missing. Was it the Knave of Hearts? The Mad Hatter? The March Hare? Use chemical tests and your deductive powers to brew up a solution to the mystery. Or it's off with your head! This is a fun hands-on program using non-hazardous household chemicals.
$101- $200
Berlin, Jan Exploding Myths About Animals Nature- Animals,
Other,
Science
Are owls really wise? Are bats blind? This informative and fun program will get to the bottom of many myths about animals. Live animals are the centerpiece of this exciting and interactive presentation.
$101- $200
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
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
Manning, Kevin Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
I offer this fun-filled and exciting workshop engaging people of all ages in comprehending and appreciating the wonders of the universe. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! Over the next 1 ½ - 2 hours, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up in the courtyard or parking lot for viewing the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
$201- $350
Streeter, William Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Delaware Valley Raptor Center introduces audiences to the fascinating world of raptors. Close Encounters With Birds Of Prey brings 5-6 live raptors, a hawk, 2 falcons, 2 owls and an eagle. Talks last about an hour and cover predator/prey relationships, specific survival adaptations of the birds, raptor behavior, conservation, the ancient art of falconry, the hawk migration phenomenon, endangered species, and more. The experience with live raptors instills into each individual viewing the program a greater respect and appreciation and a more responsible attitude towards all wildlife.
$351- $500
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil 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.
$351- $500
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