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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning RAINFOREST TREASURES Nature- Environment,
Science
Take a journey through a tropical rainforest to discover this unique ecosystem and its effect on the world. Students will learn about the layers, animals, plants and products using a variety of unusual and rare hands-on materials. A slide show of researchers in the field and actual photos of the Amazon and Australian rainforests emphasize the importance of this resource. The experience can culminate in a visit with our ball python and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches when possible. Pre-K - 6th
$201- $350
Plock, Ellen Reigning Monarchs Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Butterfly Exhibit Participants experience the World of Butterflies. Audience participates in a 15-minute Dress the Butterfly lecture designed to teach butterfly anatomy, followed by The Life Cycle Game (an active game similar to Simon Says). Following the presentations, participants will be put in groups of 8-10 and enter the Butterfly World where they interact with living butterflies. While waiting for their turn in Butterfly World, participants listen to a butterfly story, view various life stages of the butterfly, or do a butterfly craft.
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy SoundScience Disability Awareness,
Music,
Science
Experience music and sound as you’ve never seen or felt it before! Turn your voice into a giant laser show. Play with unique instruments, including a Laser Harp and a PVC Xylophone, and get tickled with sound with a huggable speaker. Learn about hearing loss and other ways Deaf people can still experience sounds. TOPICS: Waves, pitch, volume, sound in air, harmony, adding waves, filtering waves, human speech. A hands-on activity making working speakers can finish-up this show!
$351- $500
Novogrodski, Marvin How The Body Works Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
“How the Body Works” brings to life the wonders—and fun! —Of physiology. Included is a six-foot tall house that unfolds to 25 feet wide. Behind each panel is a surprise: human-cell micro-photographs, a giant brain, a chorus of skeletons, a ten-foot tall circulatory system, and an eight-foot blinking nerve cell. Discover the digestive tract! Hear the heart pump! Watch the blood flow! Check out the streaming video on www.marvmarv.com. This show contains circus arts, magic tricks, intriguing visuals and upbeat music. Both are scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text, and were created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
$501- $1000
Brown, Wayne & Karen The Ocean Adventure Nature- Marine Life,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Professional underwater photographers, California marine biologist, Wayne Brown, and his SCUBA instructor wife, Karen, bring their exciting real-life expeditions to your patrons with fast-paced and entertaining multimedia presentations using unique props, biological specimens, breathtaking photography, storytelling techniques, audience participation and life-sized, inflatable animals. Programs include: • The Australia Great White Shark Expedition • The Belize Whale Shark Expedition • A Visit to Nemo's Home -- The Australia Great Barrier Reef • Funny and Freaky Fish in the Caribbean Sea • Diving with Dolphins and Humpback Whales • Playing with Living Mermaids -- Florida Manatees • Slimy Seaweed & Funny and Freaky Fish in the California Kelp Forest • Funny and Freaky Animals in the Belize Rainforests and Coral Reefs • Weird & Creepy Sea Creatures that Go Bump in the Night in the Caribbean Sea
$501- $1000
1, Mad Science ~Mad Science Camps~ Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Mad Science Camps run for 5 days, 3 hours per day. Most topics are for children entering grades 1 - 5. Topics include Robotics, NASA, Nature, Secret Agent Lab, Crazy Chemistry, Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions and Archeology. Check the Mad Science website for more detailed descriptions:www.midhudson.madscience.org
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Dem Bones Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Why do we need all those bones? Using life size X-rays learn the inside story about our skeletons. Construct your own dancing skeleton to take home. Grades 1 - 5
$101- $200
Salerno Thomas, Sarah Zap! Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Zap! is an interactive performance which uses theater, poetry, and a wide array of props to introduce children to the amazing world of electricity. Concepts such as atoms, electrons, circuits, and conductors are conveyed with a hands-on, easy-to-understand method.
$351- $500
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning SIMPLE MACHINES: Duplo In Action Science
Using age appropriate kits, students will build various simple machines. Participants make a tambourine using the machines built with Lego-Dacta kits. Pre-K - 2nd grade
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. How To Read the Woods (AKA Landscape Archaeology) History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Into this century what are now park woodlands were inhabited by small communities. As one travels these areas, evidence of former habitations can be seen--evidence such as foundations, stone walls, wells fruit trees, trash heaps, latrine pits, and introduced plant species are common and obvious. But most people don't realize what they are looking at when they see it. This show is an introduction to what is actually a form of archaeology which explains to those who frequently hike or otherwise are in the forest and fields, how to differentiate between the works of man and the works of nature. Can also be done in conjunction with a field trip.
$201- $350
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