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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Visco, Christopher ROCKS REMEMBER Nature- Environment,
Science
Rocks are like books, and geologists have learned to read their messages. Through the examination of actual rock samples from around the United States, children will be taught how to unlock the mysteries within rocks.
$101- $200
Hessler, Arielle The Colorful History of Pigments and Poisons History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Painting
Where does color come from? In this lecture/presentation, enjoy a journey through time and space learning about the vibrant colors coveted throughout history- and their ‘colorful’ backstories. From indigo and woad to lead and arsenic, discover how these materials transformed into such coveted colors, and the consequences of their use. Pigments and paints safe for human handling, and the tools used to make them, will be available for exhibition and handling. This program may be of interest to both teen and adult audiences.
$201- $350
Riotto, Mary Diane Glow Geology Junior (K-2) Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
These rock stars of the mineral world really get their glow on! In this program, Junior Geologists learn what makes some rocks glow those magnificent, iridescent colors, and they will help nature out by creating their very own glow in the dark rock. Along the way they will learn the secrets of fluorescence and phosphorescence,and even have a chance to capture their shadows on our Glow Wall! This workshop is developmentally appropriate,hands on and very kid friendly. It can be paired with Glow Geology for grades 3-5.
$201- $350
Jason Reilly, Frogs, Bugs & Animals Animals Build A Better World! Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Summer 2017 Animals Build a Better World! Discover the important roles that frogs, bugs, hedgehogs, reptiles and other animals play to make the world a better place. New this year: Learn about Jason's honeybees and the world they build.
$351- $500
Mankita, Jay Build A Better Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop - Build A Better World 2017! Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.
$351- $500
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
Science, Wondergy Wondergy Science Nature- Environment,
Science
Wondergy Science Wonder + Energy = Learning for Fun Wondergy is a team of scientists who love to play. Everything is unscripted and driven by audience participation. You might even call it science improvisation. But be careful what you wish for, because Wondergy’s scientists may set themselves ablaze, blow stuff up, or send athletes flying over your audience at your request! From world-champion Skateboarders to Laser Shows or Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wondergy brings awesome stuff, and explores the science that makes it work Family-friendly and adaptable, Wondergy events are great for kids, teens, and adults. Wondergy programs typically run between 60 and 90 minutes, and are great for special occasions, pre-school & school programs, summer camps, collegiate events, corporate functions, meetings and keynotes, and more! Wondergy can work with you to create custom programming adapted to your community, your curriculum, your market, and your goals!
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$201- $350
Riotto, Mary Diane Science Fair Help: That's How We Roll (Grades K-2) Science
Before you know it, Science Fair Season will be rolling around! Get on the ball by offering this fun, hands on, developmentally appropriate and very kid friendly workshop! In it junior scientists will learn how to turn their “I wonder” questions into a great science experiment. Together we will learn about the Scientific Process as we work our way through an interesting investigation that explores force and motion. Students will pick up lots of ideas and useful tips from how to get started all the way to presenting their finished project. Classes are open to 15 students and their adult. This program can be paired with “Grand Prix” for grades 3-5.
$201- $350
Riotto, Mary Diane Young Niko, Child Inventor (Grades K-3 and Grades 4-5) History,
Science
His work, over 150 years ago helped create the technologies we enjoy today. As an adult, his impact on our modern world was profound. But Nikola Tesla, great man of science started out as Niko, impulsive and curious child. In this program students learn of Niko’s early explorations and their connections to his greatest achievements later in life. They explore the characteristics and scientific attitudes possessed by inventors and scientists.  In Grades K-3 students replicate a model of young Niko’s Maybug invention. In Grades 4-5 students identify a problem and begin the planning and design of an invention to solve it.
$201- $350
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