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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
A Full Effect Production, Full A Turtle Show Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Visit us online at TurtleShow.com Children of all ages love turtles and we bring them to you! Available as a Stage Show or workshops. The Turtle Stage Show is a state of the art multi-media Assembly Program that will take the entire school around the world to meet a variety of species of Turtles and Tortoises including our Sulcata Tortoise from Africa and our Red Footed Tortoise from the Rainforests of Venezuela. This 45 minute program is completely self-contained and utilizes a digital projector to ensure students in both the front and back row of your gym or auditorium can see these amazing live reptiles up close! We also use digital photographs, maps, and life size replicas to teach students how and where turtles live, hibernate, eat, and more! This fast-paced program is both educational and entertaining and incorporates many areas of your school's current curriculum including Science, History, and Geography. Teacher's Guides and Activity sheets available for grades PK-8. Workshops are available for Single Classroom Sessions, Half Day Sessions, and Full Day Sessions. District Discounts are available. LIVE ANIMALS!!! Visit us at www.turtleshow.com for more details and information.
$501- $1000
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning IN THE MIND'S EYE Light, Color & Optics Science
Learn how your eye perceives light. Experiment with how light can be reflected, refracted and filtered through lenses, prisms and spectrometers. (Older children will use optics lab benches to perform experiment.) Program can be tailored to younger grades as needed. Make an optics craft to take home. 4th - 9th grade.
$201- $350
Bureau, Sandra Fizz Boom Read: Thunderstorms Nature- Environment,
Science
Thunderstorms--You experience this BOOM created by static electricity. Learn the secrets of lightening--create your own and thunder--who can create the biggest boom?
$101- $200
Smith, Jungle Bob Exotic Pets: the good the bad and the ugly Nature- Animals,
Science
Jungle Bob has enjoyed the company of reptiles and amphibians his entire life. Join him in this “hands-on” presentation as the do's and don'ts of animal husbandry are explored. What makes a good pet? How big will they grow? How long will they live? Where do they come from and what do they really need to live a happy life in captivity?
$351- $500
Carter, Tom The lost German girl Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
How a change in the environment, in this case a volcanic eruption, can effect changes, some good , some bad , in individuals lives and change the course of human history. The lost German girl? Well, was the New Orleans slave really the lost girl? And would Joseph Smith have found the Golden Plates in Palmyra, New York or Mary Shelly have written " Frankenstein",if not?
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Too far to Jump - Bridge Engineering Science
Bridges can cross rivers and canyons (and troll!s). But how do they do it, and what makes a bridge strong? Young engineers will use everyday materials to design bridges and compete to build the strongest, troll-proof bridge.
$101- $200
Stelljes, Eileen Ice Cream! History,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July! Presenter in 18th C clothing shares a brief history and timeline. Did you know that our founding fathers and mothers LOVED ice cream? Use teamwork to change a liquid to a solid (in a can!) which takes about 20 minutes. After a quick taste, forms teams for the relay race Sundae-building game. Finish with a frosty treat.
$101- $200
Jones, Thomas The Maltese Falcon Revisited Literature- Other,
Media- Film,
Science
This program was created as part of the Big Read program. I have created a "next chapter" in the story of the Maltese Falcon and take on the role of a modern day forensic scientist who is visited by a relative of one of the characters from The Maltese Falcon. I use stills from the 1941 film as police photos, and I have created evidence that fits with the story. The audience and I explore the original story through the lens of forensic science and come to some intriguing conclusions about the person who visited me. This program is very popular with adults, who tend to really get into it.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Planets and Moons (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Planets and Moons** Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up. Build and take home the “Mad Science Kepler’s Cube”, a fun and educational 3-D solar system puzzle! 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
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