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4-H Clover College - June 16-19, 2015

Workshop Descriptions, Availability & Registration

Be a 4-H Clover College Volunteer! Adult and teens volunteers are needed to help during Clover College! No experience needed! Volunteer for one session or all four days! If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Tracy at tanderson14@unl.edu or (402) 441-7180.

2015 Registration Form

Class Descriptions

2015 4-H Clover College Workshops & Current Availability. Click here to see what sessions are still available

4-Day Workshops:

All four-day workshops will be held Tuesday, June 16-Friday, June 19.

1. Clover Kids Day Camp: Clover Kids will participate in hands-on activities while learning about animals, food fun, science, the outdoors and more. Refreshments provided for this workshop.
TUE–FRI, JUNE 16-19; 8AM–12:15PM; AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $30

2. Rocketry: Build your own rocket and launch it. Receive a rocket kit and one engine.
TUE–FRI, JUNE 16-19; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $15; Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

3. Electronic Textiles: Use special thread and miniature computers to create electronic fabrics such as a bracelet, bookmark and other items. Sewing machines will not be used.
TUE–FRI, JUNE 16-19; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $8; Instructor: Extension Staff

3-Day Workshop:

4. Clover Chess Tourney: Play in a unique chess tournament. Children play 2 rounds per day for three days, alternating colors. Time controls Game/20, Swiss system. Boards, sets and clocks provided.
TUE–THU, JUNE 16–18; 10:15AM-12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

1-Day Workshops:

5. Sensational Crafts: Create your masterpiece in this fun hands-on workshop.
TUE, JUNE 16; 8–10AM; AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $5; Instructors: Lianne and Elizabeth Garza, 4-H Volunteers

6. Fox Walking & Stalking: Learn how to fox walk and the stalking steps needed for quiet, undetectable movement in the wilderness. Dress for the weather and bring a blindfold.
TUE, JUNE 16; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: BJ Spring, Nyakuwalk owner, Primitive Survival Skills

7. Beginning Knitting: Learn the basic techniques to knit your first project. The finished item can be entered in the fair.
TUE, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $7; Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

8. Dog Days of Summer: Dogs will help you learn about obedience, agility, showmanship and the dog skill-a-thon to prepare for the fair.
TUE, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructors: Paws & Pals 4-H Club

9. Outdoor Cooking: Everything tastes better when cooked outside! Join us for some cooking fun. Only for youth who have not taken class previously.
TUE, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $8; Instructor: Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

10. Finger Painting Fun: Learn a great finger painting technique and create your own masterpiece.
TUE, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $8; Instructor: Jami Ankrom, Extension Assistant

11. Cluck, Cluck, Quack! Poultry will be on hand to help you learn about chickens, ducks, etc.
TUE, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $5; Instructors: The Egg Basket 4-H Club

12. Awesome Science: Have fun learning the science behind several crazy experiments.
TUE, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Lucinda Faunce, Science Reconnect, in partnership with Lower Platte NRD

13. T-Shirt Transformation: Bring old adult XL T-shirts and learn how to re-style them into new items.
TUE, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $3; Instructor: Liz Loseke, Extension Intern

14. Classic & Antique Cars: Learn about the automobile and how it was developed. Build a 1/25th scale model of a vintage or classic car. The finished item can be entered in the fair.
TUE, JUNE 16; 3–5 PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Myron Smith, 4-H Volunteer

15. Express Yourself: Express yourself through card creation.
TUE, JUNE 16; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $2; Instructor: Teri Hlava, Extension Assistant

16. Crazy About Aprons: Sew a fun apron. Bring 3/4 yd each of two contrasting cotton fabrics (no stripes or matching plaids), matching thread, basic sewing supplies and sewing machine. Must have basic sewing skills.
TUE, JUNE 16; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Jami Ankrom, Extension Assistant

17. Pizza Party! Create your own unique pizza and make homemade ice cream!
TUE, JUNE 16; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

18. Control the Flow: Explore the "Magic of Electricity" by creating a light switch you can enter in the fair!
TUE, JUNE 16; 3–5PM AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

19. Fishing Fun: Bring your fishing pole, line, hook and bobber for fishing fun at a nearby lake. Extra tackle is optional. Bait provided. Wear closed toe shoes and sun protection. Only for youth who have not taken class previously.
WED, JUNE 17; 8AM–12:15PM; AGES 9 and up • FEE $5; Instructors: David Smith, Biosolids Coordinator and Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

20. Happily Helping Others: Help others by participating in a fun hands-on community service project.
WED, JUNE 17; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructors: Jen Smith and KayCee Wanser, 4-H Volunteers

21. Animal First Aid: Learn about your pet while making a fun and usable first aid kit. WED, JUNE 17; 8-10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Kylee Plager, 4-H Volunteer

22. Wonderful Wildlife: Birds, snakes, turtles, oh, my! Come and explore wildlife and nature.
WED, JUNE 17; 10:15–12:15AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $2; Instructors: Pioneers Park Nature Center, in partnership with Lower Platte NRD

23. Terrific Table Setting: Create an awesome centerpiece and learn all you need to know to participate in the 4-H Table Setting contest at the fair.
WED, JUNE 17; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Extension Intern

24. UNL Animal Science Experience: Learn about nutrition, animal biology and all the cool things in animal science during this hands-on tour of the UNL East Campus Animal Science Building. A stop at the UNL dairy store is included.
WED, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

25. Modeling Madness: Be a styling diva and learn the ins and outs of modeling. Perfect preparation for 4-H Style Revue.
WED, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $2; Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

26. Hammer! Nail! Build! Build and decorate a hanging plant holder to display outside. WED, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $8; Instructor: Karol Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

27. YUM, Is it Real? Create an amazingly deceiving "meal"
WED, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

28. Excellent Electronics: You'll be astounded when you create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board.
WED, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

29. Fantastic Felting: Use wool and the dry felting method to create fun shapes and designs.
WED, JUNE 17; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • $10; Instructor: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

30. Design Fabric: Use a bleach pen to create your own fabric designs. Bring a dark-colored cotton T-shirt to class.
WED, JUNE 17; 3–5PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Rhonda Griess, 4-H Volunteer

31. Dough Fun: It's easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Participants learn techniques and take home samples they have made.
WED, JUNE 17; 3–5PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

32. Container Gardening: Have fun creating your own container garden.
WED, JUNE 17; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $8; Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

33. Soccer Basics: Learn a few moves and fancy footwork. Wear closed toe shoes, shin guards and bring your own soccer ball.
THU, JUNE 18; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Hannah Dittmar, Former UNL Soccer Player

34. Great Goats: Goats will be present to help you find out why they are GREAT!
THU, JUNE 18; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $4; Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

35. Outdoor Décor: Create a personalized stepping stone which can be entered in the fair.
THU, JUNE 18; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Jenny DeBuhr, Extension Staff

36. America's Rose: Learn how to plant, care, grow and show roses.
THU, JUNE 18; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $5; Instructors: Lincoln Rose Society Members

37. Perfect Purse: Sew your own perfect purse. Bring 3/4 yd each of two contrasting cotton fabrics (no stripes or matching plaids), matching thread, basic sewing supplies and sewing machine. Must have basic sewing skills.
THU, JUNE 18; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Extension Intern

38. Babysitting Basics: Learn the basic skills needed to be a responsible and creative babysitter. Focus is on activities, making snacks and toys.
THU, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 11 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

39. Fairy Garden: Create a mini garden complete with structures and plants.
THU, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

40. Food Fun: Make fun, healthy snacks that are tasty and learn nutrition fun facts!
THU, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Liz Kneifl, ExtensionCorps

41. Wired for Wind: Build a wind turbine that generates electricity! Experiment with turbine designs. Take it home and experiment more!
THU, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: F. John Hay, Energy Educator

42. Nail News: Create your own nail polish. Learn how to blend colors. Come with clean finger and toe nails.
THU, JUNE 18; 3–5PM AGES 9 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

43. The Art of Zen Doodle: Explore this method of creating fun designs while also creating a relaxed mood.
THU, JUNE 18; 3–5PM AGES 9 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Rhonda Griess, 4-H Volunteer

44. Upcycled T-Shirt: Bring old adult XL T-shirt to make a pair of capris. Bring sewing machine, matching thread and scissors.
THU, JUNE 18; 3–5PM; AGES 10 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

45. Science in Your Kitchen: Explore food science with this hands-on experience. Taste what you've learned!
THU, JUNE 18; 3–5PM AGES 10 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Abby Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

46. Rabbits, Rabbits! Rabbits will help you learn how care for them. Receive showmanship tips.
THU, JUNE 18; 3–5PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

47. CSI Discovery: Discover how evidence leads to solving questions and cases.
FRI, JUNE 19; 8–10AM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Extension Intern

48. GPS Basics: Learn basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS), how to use a GPS unit and find caches.
FRI, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructor: Kylee Plager, 4-H Volunteer

49. Decoupaging Details: Decorate your own storage container. Bring your imagination!
FRI, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; INSTRUCTOR: Extension Staff

50. Habitat Discovery: Learn about pollinators, make a nature field journal & explore the new pollinator habitat. Wear closed toe shoes & sun protection.
FRI, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM; Age: 10 & up • Fee $5; Instructors: Soni Cochran and Mary Jane Frogge, Extension Associates

51. Bottles, Bottles: Make unique decorated vases. Very cool!
FRI, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $10; Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

52. Discover Kumihimo: Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. Great for girls and boys.
FRI, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

53. Candyland Cottage: Assemble a gingerbread house and adorn it with candy. Bring leftover candy to add to the supplies.
FRI, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM; AGE 8 & up • FEE $4; Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

54. Delicious, Nutritious: Make a delicious, nutritious meal for yourself.
FRI, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM ; AGES 8 & up • FEE $5; Instructors: Ryan Loseke, 4-H Volunteer and Liz Loseke, Extension Intern

55. Amazing Engineering: Explore the amazing world of engineering! Design and build exciting engineering projects.
FRI, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM; AGES 8 & up • FEE $3; Instructors: UNL Engineering Dept.​

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