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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
Edgecomb, Diane Water Wizards! Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG! Recommended for ages 4 and above.
$351- $500
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
Joyce, Liz The Doubtful Sprout Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found inside soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Award-winning puppeteer, Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with multiple puppetry styles, projections and song. The Doubtful Sprout was funded in part by a Family Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation The Doubtful Sprout is a magical and educational show that mesmerizes children and teaches them about ecology and life cycles through art and song. Liz's performance is enchanting and engages children to the very end. As a puppeteer Liz knows how to include her audience while effortlessly working her craft. The quality of her set-up and puppets, in which the influence of classic Henson artistry may be seen, is top-notch. Children joyfully participate throughout the show and are even delighted after the show when Liz buzzes through the audience to meet them. Developmentally and educationally appropriate for a wide age range, the entire family will enjoy the show! —Danielle Carey, Head of Children's Services, Hampton Bays Public Library
$501- $1000
Penske, Tara Lip Balms and Lotions Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Lip Balms and Lotions Have you ever wondered what goes into making a lip balm or body lotion? Perhaps you have read the ingredients list on some products and been put off by the unpronounceable names. In this fun and informative class create your own products and control what goes in them. Follow Tara Penske, Certified Aromatherapist as you learn step by step how essential oils and other natural products can be used to make lip balms and lotions! (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $275
$201- $350
Riotto, Mary Diane Science Fair Workshop: Give It a Whirl! (Primary: Grades K-2) Science
In this fun, developmentally appropriate and very kid friendly workshop, young scientists will explore the science of spirals, speed and centripetal force! Working together through the Scientific Process children will form and check their hypotheses about speed, circular motion, mass and Newton’s First Law by testing the behavior of items on spiral tracks. Students will pick up useful tips on everything from where to find ideas for getting started to displaying their final project. This program can be paired with Give It A Whirl! Intermediate (Grades 3-5) .
$201- $350
Jason Reilly, Frogs, Bugs & Animals Frogs, Bugs & Animals Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Enjoy a program dedicated to the learning and loving of animals. Jason will teach about Stickers the tree frog, Tickles the hedgehog and lots of other fun creatures including mice, hissing roaches, lizards, toads, bunnies, crabs, and baby animals. Live Animals! Everyone is encouraged to pet and touch these creatures. All animals are displayed in colorful petting tubs so the children can safely reach and pet them. Jason closes out the show introducing his very opinionated and fluffy friend Feathers; a chicken who helps everyone dance The Chicken Dance.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Franco Feeney, Betsy Ecosystems Large and Small Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Based on two songs by award-winning songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP and HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . They tell of the tiny ecosystems in a drop of clean water and the gulf of Mexico, a large ecosystem that was polluted in the Oil Spill of 2010. Binary vision (of a paramecium), wildlife rehabilitation, and clean energy are all part of this slide and video presentation. To hear the songs and view images of the books, go to http://www.puddlejumppress.com/www.puddlejumppress.com/SchoolProgramsByBFF.html. In conjunction with this program, classroom workshops are sometimes conducted where the students create pinwheels to illustrate wind energy. Workshops are approximately 45 minutes.
$201- $350
Penske, Tara Scrubs, Scrubs, Scrubs! An essential oil experience Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
Scrubs, Scrubs, Scrubs! An easy and effective way to incorporate Aromatherapy and essential oils into facial and body scrubs. Participants will create four types of scrubs that they can use immediately. Learn how Sugar and Salt Scrubs can be created to exfoliate and brighten your skin while enhancing addressing mod and health issues. $275 (Tweens, teens and Adults)
$201- $350
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