4-H Clover College Class Descriptions

4-H Clover College

4-H Clover College
Workshop Information
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4-H Clover College Dates
Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, June 23, 2017

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 Kristen Geisert (402) 441-7180.

Registration begins May 3 for 4-H youth at 8 a.m. and then May 10 at 8 a.m. for non-4-H youth. Registrations will not be accepted by 8 a.m. on either day.

Here are the 2017 Class Descriptions

NOTE: Filled classes will be noted as we receive registrations

4-Day Workshops:

All four-day workshops will be held Tuesday, June 14-Friday, June 17.

1. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  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 20–23; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $40

2. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Rocketry: Build your own rocket and launch it. Receive a rocket kit and one engine. Only for youth who have not previously taken class. TUE–FRI, JUNE 20–23; 8–10AM | AGES 8–12 • FEE $20 | Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

3. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Kickstart Chess! Want to become a grandmaster? Learn basic rules to game winning strategies. This progressive program is for beginners and those beyond. Lessons are supplemented by practice and play. TUE–FRI, JUNE 20-23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

2-Day Workshop:

4. Monster Mania: Make a plush monster with light up eyes using circuits of conductive thread. THU-FRI, JUNE 22-23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: F. John Hay, Extension Energy Educator & Intern Team

1-Day Workshops - 4 Hours:

5. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  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 previously taken class. THU, JUNE 22; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 and up • FEE $5 | Instructors: David Smith, Extension Biosolids Coordinator & Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

6. Embellished Design: Create an original design using stitching, fabric and inktense color pencils. Bring sewing machine, new 80/12 machine needles, sewing kit, fabric scraps for appliqué, 3–4 colors of thread including black and an article of clothing or fabric (each pre-washed) to decorate. WED, June 21; 12:45–5PM | Must be enrolled in 4-H Clothing STEAM 2 or 3 • FEE $5 | Instructor: Kath Conroy, 4-H Volunteer

1-Day Workshops - 2 Hours:

7. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Babysitting Kit: Create a bag of tricks to care for a preschooler. TUES, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Jaci Foged, Extension Educator

8. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Animal First Aid: Learn about your pet while making a fun and usable first aid kit. TUES, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Kylee Plager, 4-H Volunteer

9. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Shopping in Style: Learn savvy shopping tips while exploring the 4-H Shopping in Style project. TUES, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sadie Hammond, Extension Intern

10. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Code Camp: Interested in coding? If you can read, you can code in this game environment! TUES, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Gavin Nielson, Extension Intern

11. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Outdoor Cooking: Everything tastes better when cooked outside! Join us for cooking fun. Only for youth who have not taken this class previously. Must wear closed-toed shoes. TUES, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

12.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Discover Kumihimo: Girls and boys — explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. TUES, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

13. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Makey, Makey: Use everyday items to build a computer joystick or keyboard. TUES, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Gavin Nielson, Extension Intern

14.  **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Cake Decorating: Learn decorating techniques and create your own designs. TUES, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

15. Playing in the Dirt: Dig into soil by learning about the composition, nutrients and layers in the soil. | TUES, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Molly Brandt, State 4-H Office Staff

16. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Paper Crafting: Learn the art of paste papers, hand stamping and book making. TUES, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jordan Geisert, UNL Senior Graphic Design Major

17. Make a Difference: Participate in this community service project and be a difference maker for local people in need! TUE, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jen Smith, 4-H Volunteer

18.  **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Canvas Painting: Create your own masterpiece of wall art while learning to paint scenery. TUE, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

19. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Amazing Engineering 1: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 2. TUE, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL Engineering Dept.

20. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Real World GPS & GIS: Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems! WED, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

21. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  CSI Discovery: Learn how evidence leads to answering tough questions and solving criminal cases. WED, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Ivy Dearmont, Extension Intern

22. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Game On!: Play modern board games like never before by using special reasoning and critical thinking. WED, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

23. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Bridges & Roads: Create chocolate asphalt, fantastic bridges and more. WED, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

24. America’s Rose : Learn how to plant, care, grow and show roses. WED, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lincoln Rose Society Members

25. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Picture This!: Use a pinhole camera, a darkroom and developer to produce a unique photographic print. WED, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 |Instructor: Pat Heather, 4-H Volunteer

26. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Terrific Table Setting : Create an awesome centerpiece and learn how to participate in the 4-H Table Setting Contest at the Super Fair. WED, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sadie Hammond, Extension Intern

27. Big Power Machines: Get a behind the scenes tour of how mechanics create specialized equipment and make repairs. WED, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

28. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  UNL Animal Science Experience: Learn about nutrition, animal biology and all the cool things in animal science during this tour of the UNL Animal Science Building. Enjoy a yummy stop at the UNL dairy store. WED, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Associate

29. Wild Weather: Explore the amazing side of weather and become a weather scientist. WED, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Tyler Williams, Extension Educator

30. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Let’s Cook: Cooking healthy food can be fun and tasty! WED, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Madde Biester, Extension Nutrition Intern

31. Control the Flow: Explore the 4-H “Magic of Electricity” project by creating a light switch you may enter in the Super Fair! WED, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

32.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Creative Crafts: Show your creativity while making fun crafts. WED, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tammy Riedel, 4-H Volunteer

33. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Dough Fun: It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Learn techniques and take samples home. WED, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

34. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Amazing Engineering 2: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 1. WED, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL Engineering Dept.

35.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Horse Course – A: An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. THU, JUNE 22; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

36. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Bottles, Bottles: Make decorated vases using a variety of techniques and embellishments.THU, JUNE 22; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Anna Sump, 4-H Volunteer

37. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Horse Course – B: Same class as Horse Course – A. An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. THU, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

38. Rabbits, Rabbits!: Learn to care for rabbits and about 4-H rabbit showmanship with live rabbits. THU, JUNE 22; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

39. Insect Investigators: Make a cool, catch-and-release critter container and enjoy the thrill of a bug hunt. THU, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jody Green, Extension Educator

40. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Cool & Upcycled: Create marshmallow blasters, cars, bird feeders, etc. by upcycling. THU, JUNE 22; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tammy Sheldon, 4-H Volunteer

41. Sew Fun Table Mat: Hand sew a fabric table mat while learning the blind slip stitch and button sewing skills. No previous sewing experience required. Supplies provided. THU, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Abby & Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteers

42. Top Modeling: Be a styling diva and learn the ins and outs of modeling. Perfect preparation for 4-H Fashion Show. THU, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Shar Sieck, 4-H Volunteer

43.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Hammer! Nail! Build!: Build and decorate a hanging plant holder to display outside. THU, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Karol Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

44.  **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Fantastic Felting: Use wool and the dry felting method to create fun shapes and designs. THU, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • $10 | Instructor: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

45. Purple Ribbon Flowers: Learn what it takes to win top fair awards exhibiting flowers and veggies. THU, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sarah Browning, Extension Educator

46. Fancy Food & Fitness Fun: Design a fun food art snack and enjoy exciting fitness activities. THU, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Jenny DeBuhr, Extension Staff & Angela Mittan, 4-H Volunteer

47. Wired for Wind: Discover engineering design through building small wind turbines. It will be “watts” of fun! THU, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructors: F. John Hay, Extension Energy Educator & Intern Team

48. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  String Art: Create a work of art with nails and string. FRI, JUNE 23; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Ivy Dearmont, Extension Intern

49.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Smart Money: Learn to be savvy about finances — from how to spend money to opening a checking account. FRI, JUNE 23; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Dena Noe, V.P. Marketing, UNL Federal Credit Union

50.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Giddy Goats: Goats will be present to help you find out all about them! FRI, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Associate

51.**CLASS IS FILLED!**  Spark Fun: Create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board. Fun! FRI, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

52. **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Solar Cars: Discover engineering design through building and testing solar powered cars. FRI, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: F. John Hay, Extension Energy Educator & Intern Team

53. Cluck, Cluck, Quack!!: Enjoy the fun of backyard poultry as we learn about chickens, ducks, etc. FRI, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $5 | Instructors: Savannah Schafer, Extension Intern & Deloris Pittman, 4-H Volunteer

54. Magic Pillowcase: Sew your own pillowcase. Bring 3/4 yd. of a fun cotton fabric along with 1/4 yd. each of two coordinating fabrics (no stripes or matching plaids), matching thread, basic sewing supplies and sewing machine. Must have basic sewing skills. An eligible 4-H fair exhibit. FRI, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Abby & Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteers

55.  **CLASS IS FILLED!**  Gifts from the Kitchen: Using jars, create food mixes all tied up to be homemade gifts. FRI, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sadie Hammond, Extension Intern

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