Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Thompson, Liz Bats of Belize Nature- Animals,
Science
The 98 bat species that call Belize home represent some of the most interesting bats found anywhere on the planet. Learn about fishing bats, tent-making bats, colorful fruit bats, and the most enigmatic bats of all—the vampire bats.
$101- $200
Bidwell, Beth Local Wildlife Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Take a walk on the wild side! Meet some of the animals that call your backyard their home. Almost any acre of ground in New York is host to a wide variety of animals. Hawks, falcons, owls, turtles, and snakes are all your neighbors; come on out and get to know them!
$201- $350
Brickman, Robin Community Mural Workshop Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
Robin Brickman is the award-winning illustrator of several children's picturebooks, based primarily on natural science subjects. Her program has two parts: an initial presentation about her illustrations for books, and then a hands-on workshop. First, she will demonstrate her unique cut-paper technique of watercolor, and then she will help the audience make their own cut paper creatures. Robin will bring an original painting from one of her books for inspiration. Her program has been celebrated for its emphasis on art and natural science, its accessibility to all ages, and Robin's ability to connect with all ages and abilities.
$501- $1000
Gilmore, Kara The Marvelous Mutts Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Marvelous Mutts library program is as exciting and entertaining as it is educational. Our program offers unique public programming that is valuable for community members of all ages. The Marvelous Mutts is a team of amazing canine athletes led by Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela. The Marvelous Mutts have wowed crowds throughout the US and South America, rising from humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of canine athleticism. The team features national and world finalists in canine Frisbee©, agility and dock diving. The Marvelous Mutts’ library shows feature Frisbee©, trick and agility stunts that will keep all ages entertained. Woven throughout these performances are stories of rescue and redemption that teach humane treatment of animals and lessons on dog safety. Our shows feature hands-on participation with The Marvelous Mutts. People of all ages learn about basic pet care and about compassion for animals from our show. No matter how large or small your space may be, or the composition of your community, your patrons will love our show.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Our Disappearing Species Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This program focusses on species (mostly animals) which have either become extinct in recent centuries or are highly endangered. Some are extirpated from their original ranges but may be making a come back. A few were declared extinct but have later been found to still exist.
$201- $350
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Gorn, Cheryl Recycle a T-shirt; Make a Soft Friend Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
In this hands-on workshop, children transform an old t-shirt into a soft, adorable stuffed animal. The program is taught by Cheryl Gorn, textile artist and author of a secondhand clothing guidebook. Along with making a stuffed toy, participants learn about other ways to recycle.
$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
Fires, Karin BUG ZOO Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other
Did you know that there are almost a million bugs that have been identified by science? Did you know that 20% of all bugs are some sort of beetle? Did you know that the US is one of the only countries in the world who don't have bugs on their menu? We have many more amazing and interesting things to tell you about these animals. You will get a combination of information, interactive materials and live animals. We leave plenty of time for questions and a chance to get a closer look, too. And, if you're lucky, you might get a bug to eat!
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The Art of Tracking History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The history and practice of tracking is explained by a pracitioner of the art. Basic theory and tools will be explained and followed by a hands-on instruction in the field.
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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