Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Dayan, Nomi Senses in the Shadows Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The Whaling Museum presents 9 programs focusing on Nocturnal Life this summer, including Senses in the Shadows, Nocturnal Noses, Teeth in the Twilight, Bones after Bedtime, and CricketFest. Our programs present fun hands-on activities, take-home craft projects, and fun science experiments. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
$101- $200
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Berlin, Jan The Unhuggables Disability Awareness,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals who are often considered unattractive or unsavory are the highlight of this program that focuses on the importance of respect for all life. Creatures are still valuable world residents even if they aren't cuddly. Puppets, display boards, and assorted props make this a fun, entertaining, and educational program.
$101- $200
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Rocket Demo Science
The students will be introduced to the basic parts that make up every rocket. The discussion lays the foundation for the 3 parts of flight and the fundamental principles of rocket flight. To both illustrate and entertain, the children will be involved in a fun balloon-rocket race. With the science behind rockets covered, students will witness the preparation of a rocket for flight and will learn basic pre-launch safety procedures. They will then be brought outside to witness the grand finale - the launch of a model rocket from a launch-pad!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Magnets: May the Force be with you Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Become a Magnetician! Discover how the world around us pushes, pulls and has its ups and downs with a variety of hands on activities.
$101- $200
Dayan, Nomi It's Electric! Museums,
Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Explore how electricity lights up the night! Did you know your brain uses electricity too? See what glows, moves, or buzzes in our hands-on electric and static experiments. Design your own glow in the dark animal to take home!
$101- $200
Fathi, Saul Silas Author/Lecturer History,
Literature- Poetry,
Science
I am an author/lecturer, with specialty in 7 topics: History of Islam and the Middle East Jewish Life in Arab countries Current International Affairs Cosmology:The Big Bang, Black holes and UFO's Saladin and the crusades www.saulsilasfathi.com (lectured at 140 Organizations) fathi@optonline.net
$201- $350
Sieling, Tom Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake! - Humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids that engage the whole family Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (sometimes even a bit athletic!) songs for kids and their families. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 92 family programs during the summer reading season of 2013, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine. His 2014 program, 'Take a Tromp Through the Swamp... and a Break by the Lake!', is designed with the 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' summer reading theme in mind. He travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works nicely outside, too. He can be booked for $295/275 with no mileage fee- please see below for details. Dozens of librarian references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: GET STEAM! Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Photography,
Science
GET STEAM! explores the links between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) while presenting the process by which I create children's books--including research, photography, and writing. Using images from my books, BUG SHOTS, MOSQUITO BITE, and SNEEZE!, I introduce students to hidden worlds magnified and photographed by an electron microscope. In depth observation of a variety of specimens is accomplished with a 5X jeweler's loupe provided to each workshop participant. Students explore how they can use observation to to inspire their own creative-nonfiction writing.
$351- $500
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