Performers and Programs

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Program name: Biophere Projects! Growing Food on Mars and Beyond!
Program category: Life Skills- Food
Nature- Gardening
Science
Program length: 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Any
Program description: In the late 1980's, scientists began hypothesizing about growing food in space in preparation for the international space station and colonizing other planets. Biospheres were built and humans volunteered to live in them for 1-3 years at a time to mimic missions to other planets. Scientists studied nutrient requirements of plants, interpersonal relationships between participants, and environmental controls within these closed systems to explore scenarios astronauts might face when colonizing new planets. In this program, the library will build and host its own biosphere so students can learn about these closed systems in real time, and conduct experiments as if they were in space. To book this program, please add yourself to the spreadsheet below on your desired date and time. 1.) Please note the distance between libraries. Please attempt to book with other libraries in your system. 2.) Times on the spreadsheet are suggestions, you may alter the times to suit your schedule. 3.) Please fill out the contact information completely by scrolling right on the spreadsheet. Booking Schedule - (Copy and paste link into your browser) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qzL5Ns32L-QBUZIvSTGc BxFPVGlRdWc3oKO0ubYyuT8 This program is suitable for the 2019 Summer Reading theme.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions: N/A
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Mileage is $0.50 a mile from Ithaca, NY.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 12/28/2018
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Lindsay (Lynn) Sprague
Phone: 518-522-4317
Mailing address: ACP 2492 P.O. Box 1110
Albany, NY 12201
E-mail address: lak234@cornell.edu
Website: http://https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12bv2l9o5U9XlFvA9p3oav6LPKoa91P-81D4u7_j_ZrY
   
Previous appearances at: Salem Massachusetts Public Library, Mechanicville New York Public Library, Dundee New York Library, Phyllis Wheatley Rochester New York Pubic Library, Gloucester Massachusetts Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 03/29/2019

 

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