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Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Chrysalis Ornaments Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Using a real butterfly chrysalis, string an ornament and see if it hatches on your special day! Great for the holiday season. Butterfly education and cage instructions included. Suitable for 2017 Summer Reading Program
Up to $100
Powers, Eric Diversity of New York Wildlife Media- Photography,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
Most residents of New York do not realize the vast diversity of wildlife living right here in our State! This presentation shows the major groups of land, marine and estuarine animals with a few hands-on animal artifacts from the mammal and reptile groups. Program can be modified to emphasize Threatened and Endangered Species, habitats, native vs. non-native wildlife or invasive species.
$201- $350
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
Chase, Dan Around the World with Dan The Snakeman Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other
The Around the World with Dan the Snakeman program includes reptiles, amphibian, and invertebrates from six continents. The program consists of interesting facts about the animals and the continent they come from. Audiences have a chance to "feel the experience" by up close interactions with the animals. A few of the animals that audiences will encounter will be large snakes, alligators, large tortoises, lizards, giant frogs and tarantulas to name a few.
$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
Singer, Lauren MAD FOR TULIPS Nature- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Painting
Tulips come in so many beautiful varieties and colors that it is no wonder that there are festivals, artists and even countries dedicated to them! Working from a selection of fresh tulips in artful arrangements, you will learn how to draw and paint these bold yet delicate flowers. Guidance will be provided in how to really see their lively, changeable form, mix their brilliant colors and create an engaging composition. Visual references from Modern Masters and mood music will assist the creative process. You will leave class with a new passion for tulips and an original painting ready to frame.
$201- $350
Zimmerman, Michelle A BUTTERFLY BLAST! Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along and capture the fun as award-winning author Michelle Zimmerman reads her children's book Can't Catch a Butterfly. The butterfly fun continues as she leads an indoor butterfly hunt, butterfly games, songs and a simple craft.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Captain HurriCain's Seaside Magic Show History,
Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Magic
As the seagoing Captain HurriCain, Ron Cain promotes reading while celebrating the state's beaches and bodies of water. While telling tales and showing tricks from his travels, Captain HurriCain demonstrates a wacky way with water. Illusions include a container that causes water to disappear and reappear, faucets that defy the laws of nature, and an umbrella that does card tricks. Young audiences also meet Barnacle the Shark and learn about the legend of Champ the sea serpent. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. 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 include Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and the Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) White Birch Clocks Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Crafts
White birch rounds make beautiful clocks. Learn to create your own with unique designs using a wood burning stencil to add numerals. A protective varnish is applied to finish the product. Great as a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift!
$101- $200
Sommerstad, Patricia Garden Getaways Nature- Gardening
Is there anything more enchanting than a stroll thorough a garden on a beautiful spring day? Whether it is small or large, formal or informal, secret or not-so-secret, a garden will always lift your spirits and lighten your heart. Did you know that there are over 25 beautiful public gardens in the immediate New York area to visit, with over 10 of them right here on Long Island? Let’s take a walk “down the garden path” together to see their rich color palette, view their prized collections and experience their varying beauty through all the seasons. Thorough handouts will include where to relax over a pleasant meal, other nearby attractions to see, driving directions and parking information. And, of course, prizes will be awarded! All garden lovers are welcome!
$201- $350
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