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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Principles of Stewardship Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
the basic theories and principles of land stewardship and management. Includes biodiversity studies, mapping, and the importance of producing a baseline database for the wildlife past, present, and future.
$201- $350
Roethel, Glen Earthsongs For The Blue Planet Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
[trio, duo, solo] A program of interwoven songs, trivia and tips to stimulate responsible behaviors and mindful action in our daily lives, from personal to organization-wide — all to cherish and protect Mother Earth for our future generations. Beautiful, enchanting, educational and topical. Refreshments will be served. So that we can use fewer resources and create less trash, please bring your own washable coffee mug or cup.
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra Name that Bug! Media- Photography,
Nature- Animals,
Science
NAME THAT BUG is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; MOSQUITO BITE ; and SPIDERBOOK: Friends on the Web. Featuring images and text from the books, the program introduces students to many kinds of insects and spiders using stunning electron micrographs and other scientific imagery. Students will learn how to identify insects and spiders while interacting with the author.
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Art and Science of Mantracking, Search, and Rescue Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This subject encompasses the current state of tracking people who are either lost or fugitives. It discusses the many facets of planning and conducting searches and rescues, especially from the point of view of tracking a person who may or may not wish to be found. Given current attention and public interest in an open manhunt incident, this subject is very topical and will explain much to a concerned public as well as law enforcement or others who may become involved in such an investigation in the future.
$201- $350
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dream On Puppet Show with Greta Garbage Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Puppets Jasmine & Tessy present an amusing tale about their neighborhood. Jasmine dreams about a community garden, but the vacant lot is filled with garbage. Soon the two puppets put their dreams to work. Despite their efforts litter keeps piling up. Will the rest of the neighborhood join them in their dream? Come be a part of the fun & see what happens next! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. puppet making workshop available.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody Organic Gardening and Your Health Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening
Melody Newcombe, internationally know organic grower and promoter of community supported agriculture, enlightens audiences with astounding information about how to grow a healthy, nutritious, bounteous garden. She will cover topics of composting, bed preparation, how to have a weed-free garden naturally, crop rotation to outwit plant pests and diseases while maximizing soil fertility. She will cover intercropping and succession planting so you can get the highest yield possible per square yard. She will take you from planning to planting to harvesting. Your gardening will be life changing as you eat healthier and grow fitter.
$201- $350
Raimondo, Joyce GO GREEN! RECYCLE FOR ART! Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
BE CREATIVE! Picasso did it, and you can too!

During fun-filled slide shows, discover how famous artists turned throwaway things into masterpieces. Then, transform junk into treasures of art. Like Picasso, build funny faces out of stuff you find. Or, create Calder inspired mobiles, imaginative gardens, mystery boxes, and more out of 100% recyclable items.

Projects based on Raimondo's award-winning ART EXPLORER children's book series. Workshops taught by Imagine That! certified instructors.


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$201- $350
Cain, Ron Professor GreenPockets Presents the Magic of Being Green Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Meet Central New York magician Ron Cain's new character, Professor GreenPockets, the good-natured dean of green and master of eco-magic. In Professor GreenPockets Presents the Magic of Being Green, Ron uses green magic to make ecology fun. Young audiences help perform illusions highlighting recycling, conservation, and the protection of endangered species. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages also include include The Magic of Being Green Show, Tune In To Magical Idol, The Magic of America, The Wandering Wizard Show, The Magical Museum Show, The Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, and Mr. Millennium's Science of Magic Show
$201- $350
Gillman, Jackson Spring into Action and Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrates spring in all of its flowery, song-filled wonder. Everyone becomes worms, flowers, birds, sun, rain and more in this playful romp. The Polly Hill Arboretum reported: Everyone I spoke to loved your presentation! It was unique and entertaining as well as educational! Great fun and great job getting everyone to participate!
$351- $500
Lappen, Henry A Passion for Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Mime
A Passion for Birds is a comic, interactive, educational show about adaptation. Formerly called, “Birds in Their Habitat” the program uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different species have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Combining his passion for nature and performance, Henry weaves through the crowd acting out the birds while explaining their diversity. Participants then don the masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons. Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 30 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing, and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California’s Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life.
$351- $500
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