Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Grubb, Christopher Planetarium Adventures Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Prepare yourself as Planetarium Adventures takes you on a journey that will Inspire, Innovate and bring Discovery to the classroom. Planetarium Adventures is a completely portable planetarium that comes to you! No matter if you represent a school, a library or even a local community organization, Planetarium Adventures will bring the universe to the classroom. Please visit the website for complete descriptions on all programs offered. Planetarium Adventures can also adapt any program to fit your needs.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning INSECTS Nature- Other,
Science
Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a live cricket and builds a habitat to nurture and observe his/her cricket. (Notify us upon registration if you prefer a class set of crickets or one for each student.)
$201- $350
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
Fratello, Steve Rainforest Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A simply spectacular collection of rainforest butterflies and moths, many collected by the presenter, will provide a glimpse of the stunning beauty and infinite variety of tropical rainforest life, tropical rainforest climate & geography, and biological concepts relating to these rainforest creatures are covered. A few rainforest photos are shown and actual rainforest experiences are related. Presenter to audience and audience to presenter questions throughout the program. Presenter has explored the world's tropical rainforests for approximately 1,000 days: Australia, Borneo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, Peru, Sulawesi and Venezuela; and led a half dozen major scientific expeditions for the Smithsonian and Field Museums.
$201- $350
Bureau, Sandra Bam! Pow! Amazing super powers of animals and plants! Nature- Environment,
Science
Bam! Pow! Amazing super powers of animals and plants! Wood frogs freeze solid in winter, the feathers on the face of an owl pick up the rustle of a mouse from 75 feet away and salamanders can regenerate lost limbs. Learn about these super powers thru games, activities and projects you can bring home. I can modify for preschool
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Rocks, Gems, Fossils, OH MY! Media- Photography,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Dig Into Reading...Dig Into Geology! Participants will learn about hte geologic cycle and how various types of rocks are formed. Ranger Eric will have his personal rock collection on display for you to look, touch, or maybe even hold! You'll get lots of ideas about starting your own rock collection. Lastly, we end with a Show-n-Tell session, so be sure to bring your favorite rock, fossil or gem to share or ask Ranger Eric a question. Participants can sign up to receive an identification sheet to start their own rock collection.
$201- $350
Bennett, Kokila The Healing Goddess Health & Fitness- Other,
Science
Join healer, composer and pianist Kokila Bennett in finding your healing Goddess within! Inside everyone is the essence of the Goddess-the great Healer and giver of life-Mother Nature. There are many tools we can use to access this Force within us and around us. Using discussion and demonstration, Kokila brings healing to a very accessible and practical level. She discusses and demonstrates to audiences such topics as crystal healing, meditation, Quantum Touch, Matrix Energetics, sound healing (using original music), EFT, Light-Life Tools and more!
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Up, Up & Away (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a mini-rocket. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Acids and Bases (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Acids and Bases** Uncover the secrets of chemistry and the effects acids and bases have on our daily lives! Test common household items with Litmus Paper to determine acidity & alkalinity levels. You will also learn how to make a CO2 fire extinguisher, and watch as a test tube pops using an acid and a base! 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
Mayes, Sara Beach in a Box Nature- Marine Life,
Science
Imagine a walk along the seashore. What might we find? Children will learn about seashells and other special seaside treasures that might be found along the beach. Each child will then get to create a little "Beach in a Box" filled with tiny treasures to take home! For children in 1st to 5th grades.
$101- $200
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