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...a four-day series of workshops for 4-H & non-4-H youth ages 6-19

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4-H Clover College - June 18-21, 2013

Four days of "hands-on" workshops full of fun and learning!

Clover College Class AvailabilityClover College Workshop Availability - UPDATED

Clover College Class Registration2013 Registration Form- Registration opens May 2 to all currently enrolled 4-H Youth. Registration opens to all youth on May 9.

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.

Class Descriptions - Updated May 20 at 2 p.m.

4-Day Workshops:

All four-day workshops will be held Tuesday, June 18-Friday, June 21.

Full Class - 4-H Clover College = CLASS FULL

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Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 1. Clover Kids 4-day 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 18–21 | 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $25

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 2. Rockets...Countdown to Family Fun: Build your own rocket and launch it. Receive a rocket kit and one engine. TUE–FRI, JUNE 18–21 | 8–10AM AGES 8–12 • FEE $10 | Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

3. Clover Chess Tourney: Play in a unique chess tournament. Children play 2 rounds per day all four days, alternating colors. Time controls Game/20, Swiss system. Boards, sets and clocks provided. TUE–FRI, JUNE 18–21 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8–12 • FEE $10 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

3-Day Workshop:

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IF FULL 4. Classic & Antique Cars: Learn about the automobile and how it was developed. Build a 1/25th scale model of a vintage or classic car. Can exhibit in 4-H at the fair. TUE & WED, JUNE 18–19; 3–5 PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Myron Smith & Nathan Smith, 4-H Volunteers

1 Workshop - 2 Time Slots in a Row:

5. “Dress” Up Old Jeans: Bring an old pair of jeans (upper portion in good condition, working zipper) 1 or 2 yards of prewashed, cotton fabric based on how long you want the skirt, and working sewing machine. Must have completed Clothing Level I and know how to use and thread your machine. TUE, JUNE 18; 12:45–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Janet Anderson, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 6. Fishing Fun: Bring your fishing pole, line, hook and bobber for fishing fun at a nearby lake. Extra tackle is optional. Bait provided. First-timers get first priority in this class. Wear closed toe shoes and sun protection. WED, JUN 19; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 and up • FEE $5 | Instructors: David Smith, Extension Technologist & Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

1-Day Workshops:

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 7. 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 18; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: BJ Spring, Nyakuwalk owner, Primitive Survival Skills

8. Beginning Soccer Skills: Learn a few moves and fancy footwork. Wear closed toe shoes, shin guards and bring your own soccer ball. TUE, JUNE 18; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Bailey and Kayla Johnson, 4-H Volunteers

9. Creative Doodling: Learn techniques on how to make expressive, creative doodles. TUE, JUNE 18; 8–10AM | AGES 12 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Rhonda Griess, 4-H Volunteer

10. Super Yarn Balls: Create giant balls made from wrapped yarn and then used for decoration. TUE, JUNE 18; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 11. Wonderful Wildlife: Birds, snakes, turtles, oh, my! Come and explore wildlife and nature. TUE, JUNE 18; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructors: Lower Platte South NRD and Pioneers Park Nature Center

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IF FULL 12. Outdoor Cooking: Everything tastes better when cooked outside! Join us for some cooking fun. First-timers get first priority. TUE, JUNE 18; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

13. Modeling Madness: Be a styling diva and learn the ins and outs of modeling. Perfect preparation for 4-H Style Revue. TUE, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

14. Rabbits, Rabbits! Learn to care for rabbits and about rabbit showmanship with live rabbits. TUE, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 15. Engineering Experiments: Have fun participating in basic engineering experiments. TUE, JUNE 18; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Teri Hlava, Extension Assistant

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IF FULL 16. Pop-Up Engineering: Make a pop-up card, cards that slide and a scrapbook layout. TUE, JUNE 18; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 17. Recycled Wall Hanging: Create a one of a kind art piece that will have you thinking about toilet paper tubes in a whole new way! TUE, JUNE 18; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: KayCee Wanser, 4-H Volunteer

18. 4-H20: Explore water’s incredible journey through hands-on activities. TUE, JUNE 18; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Stephanie Mack, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 19. Creative Kirigami: Create amazing snowflakes, 3–D decorations and more. WED, JUNE 19; 8–10AM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Rhonda Griess, 4-H Volunteer

20. Creative Community Service: Learn about giving back and prepare “Bundle of Books” for donation. WED, JUNE 19; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Jen Smith and Paige Roach, 4-H Volunteers

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 21. Bead Bonanza: Create an original beaded keepsake box. WED, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lianne, Victoria and Elizabeth Garza, 4-H Volunteers

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 22. ¡Viva el Español!: An action-packed class filled with authentic food, craft, language and dances of Spanish-speaking cultures. WED, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Nancy Smith and Paige Roach, 4-H Volunteers

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 23. Pop Tab Bracelet: Lean how to up-cycle your pop tabs into a custom bracelet! Bring 4-6 flat buttons with 4 holes in each. WED, JUNE 19, 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Anita Stougard, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 24. Celebrate Crafts: Celebrate crafts as you create your masterpiece. WED, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

25. Food Preservation: Learn the basics of canning and how to dry herbs in the microwave. Bring a paring knife, vegetable peeler and cutting board. WED, JUNE 19, 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 12 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Leia Noel, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 26. Control the Flow: Explore the “Magic of Electricity” by creating a light switch you can enter in the fair! WED, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Erica Peterson, Extension Intern


1-Day Workshops continued:

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 27. Amazing Appliqués: Create an adorable tea towel appliqué project. Bring extra scrap cotton or knit fabric, if you have any, a sewing machine, thread, scissors and basic sewing supplies. WED, JUNE 19, 3–5 PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Susie and Molly Kasparek, 4-H Volunteers

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 28. Money Basics: Learn about money management — from how to spend money to opening a checking account. WED, JUNE 19; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • NO FEE | Instructors: Union Bank and Trust

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 29. Let’s Get Cooking! We’ll cook up lots of fun in this class. Learn cooking basics and enjoy our tasty treats! WED, JUNE 19; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Nicole Russman, Owner of Plate & Table

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 30. 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 19, 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Pickrel, Extension Intern

31. Babysitting Basics: Learn the basic skills needed to be a responsible and creative babysitter. Focus is on activities, making snacks and toys. THU, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 11 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 32. Plant Babies: Learn all about planting, propagating and growing your own flowers. Have a potted plant ready for the fair. THU, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jean Pedersen, Master Gardener and 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 33. Archery - A: A Learn the basic skills to be a successful archer. Equipment provided. | THU, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Christy Christiansen, Nebraska Game and Parks

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 34. Wind Energy: Make a simple turbine to study blade design. Receive supplies for a project to enter in the fair. THU, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | Ages 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Thaddeus Fonck, Amateur Inventor

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 35. America’s Rose: Learn how to plant, care, grow and show roses. Receive a small rose bush to grow at home. THU, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lincoln Rose Society Members

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 36. Archery – B: Same description as #33. THU, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Christy Christiansen, Nebraska Game and Parks

37. You Can Draw – A: Explore figure drawing and still-life drawing using pencil and charcoal. THU, JUNE 20, 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Marty Cruickshank, Extension Associate

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 38. Floral Fun: Explore floral fun and learn floral design elements. Take home your floral creation. THU, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Jo Lynn Brown, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 39. Crazy Cake Pops: Make crazy cake balls on a stick with different themes to take home. THU, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 40. Walking Tall: Build stilts with professional woodworkers. THU, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • NO FEE | Instructors: North Home Depot Volunteer Team

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 41. Archery – C: Same description as #33. THU, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Christy Christiansen, Nebraska Game and Parks

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 42. Ready, Set, Click: Learn how to take fabulous photos utilizing the Focus on Photography 4-H manual. Bring your camera. THU, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Erica Peterson, Extension Intern

43. Fun with Agriculture: Come enjoy the fun learning about Nebraska agriculture. Try tasty treats and guess where they come from in nature. THU, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 44. Dough Fun: It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Participants learn techniques and bring home samples they have made. THU, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 45. Decorative Cork Board: Create a fabric-covered cork board. Bring 1 yard cotton fabric. THU, JUNE 20; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Kari Price, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 46. Basketball Basics: Learn the basic skills needed to be a successful basketball player. Basketball included to take home. FRI, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Evan Kucera, College Basketball Player

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 47. Quilling: Learn the basics of quilling and make an item to enter in the fair. FRI, JUN 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Carol Nabity, 4-H Volunteer

48. Broadway Bound: Learn how to perform and showcase your performance through the use of dance and music. No experience needed. FRI, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Molly Kasparek, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 49. Wild Science Experiments: Have fun learning the science behind several crazy experiments. Take home a science experiment! FRI, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Evan Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 50. Wonderful Wall Art: Create unique wall art using your favorite magazine or calendar photos. FRI, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kari Price, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 51. Nail Art: Have fun learning how to create different designs on your nails using the latest techniques, like ombre and dotting. Come with clean finger and toe nails. FRI, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 9 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

Full Class - 4-H Clover CollegeTHIS CLASS IS FULL 52. You Can Draw – B: Same description as #37. FRI, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Marty Cruickshank, Extension Associate

53. Candyland Cottage Assemble a gingerbread house and adorn it with candy. Bring leftover candy to add to the supplies. FRI, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGE 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

54. Agriculture & Pizza: What does agriculture have to do with pizza? Make a pizza and find out! FRI, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

55. Steady Hand Tester: How steady is your hand? Build this game and find out and then enter it in the fair! FRI, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Pickrel, Extension Intern



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