4-H Clover College Class Descriptions

4-H Clover College

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4-H Clover College Dates - June 14-17, 2016

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.

Registration begins May 2 for 4-H youth and then May 9 for non-4-H youth

Here are the 2016 Class Descriptions

4-Day Workshops:

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

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 14–17; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $30

2. 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 14–17; 8–10AM | AGES 8–12 • FEE $20 | Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

3. 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 14–17; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

1-Day Workshops:

4. 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. TUE, JUN 14; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 and up • FEE $5 | Instructor: David Smith, Extension Biosolids Coordinator

5. Horse Course – A: An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. Bunny, a gentle quarter horse, will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. TUE, JUNE 14; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Marty Cruickshank, Extension Associate

6. CSI Discovery: Discover how evidence leads to solving questions and cases. TUE, JUNE 14; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, ExtensionCorps Member

7. Horse Course – B: Same description as #5 Horse Course – A. TUE, JUNE 14; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Marty Cruickshank, Extension Associate

8. Make a Difference: Participate in this community service project and make a difference to local people in need! TUE, JUNE 14; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jen Smith, 4-H Volunteer

9. Insect Investigators: Make a cool, catch-and-release critter container and enjoy the thrill of a bug hunt. TUE, JUNE 14; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jody Green, Extension Educator

10. 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 stop at the UNL dairy store. | TUE, JUNE 14; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

11. Express Yourself: Express yourself through card creation. TUE, JUNE 14; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Teri Hlava, Extension Assistant

12. Oatmeal Box Photography: Use an oatmeal box, photographic paper, a darkroom and developer, to produce a unique photographic print. TUE, JUNE 14; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Pat Heather, 4-H Volunteer

13. Control the Flow: Explore the “Magic of Electricity” by creating a light switch you can enter in the Super Fair! TUE, JUNE 14; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

14. Wonderful Wall Art: Create one of a kind wall art. TUE, JUNE 14; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sadie Hammond, Extension Intern

15. Habitat Discovery: Learn about pollinators and explore Extension’s pollinator habitat. Wear closed toe shoes & sun protection. TUE, JUNE 14; 3–5PM | Age: 10 & up • Fee $5 | Instructor: Mary Jane Frogge, Extension Associate

16. Project Wild: Have fun investigating wildlife and their habitat. TUE, JUNE 14; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Wachter, 4-H Volunteer

17. Let’s Cook: Cooking healthy food is fun and tasty! TUE, JUNE 14; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Megan Poppert, ExtensionCorps Member

18. 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. TUE, JUNE 14; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Abby and Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteers

19. Real World GPS & GIS: Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems! WED, JUNE 15; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

20. Fantastic Felting: Use wool and the dry felting method to create fun shapes and designs. WED, JUNE 15; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • $10 | Instructor: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

21. Dog Days of Summer: Learn about obedience, agility and showmanship and how to prepare for the Super Fair Dog Show. WED, JUNE 15; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Paws & Pals 4-H Club

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

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

24. Excellent Electronics: Create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board. Fun! WED, JUNE 15; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

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

26. Big Power Machines: Get the behind scenes tour of how mechanics create specialized equipment and make repairs. WED, JUNE 15; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

27. Modeling Madness: Be a styling diva and learn the ins and outs of modeling. Perfect preparation for 4-H Fashion Show. WED, JUNE 15; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Shar Sieck, 4-H Volunteer

28. Wild Weather Fun: Explore the amazing side of weather and become a weather scientist. WED, JUNE 15; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Tyler Williams, Extension Educator

29. Food Adventure: Explore amazingly great healthy foods spiced up with interactive fun! WED, JUNE 15; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Megan Poppert, ExtensionCorps Member

30. Decoupaging Fun: Learn decoupaging techniques as you create your work of art. WED, JUNE 15; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Mary Von Seggern, 4-H Volunteer

31. Tremendous Tubs: Have fun painting a cool metal tub. WED, JUNE 15; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, 4-H Volunteer

32 Bottles, Bottles: Make unique decorated vases. Cool! WED, JUNE 15; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Madison Schmidt, 4-H Volunteer

33. Dough Fun: It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Learn techniques and take samples home. WED, JUNE 15; 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

34. Container Gardening: Create your own container garden. WED, JUNE 15; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

35. Soccer Basics: Learn fancy footwork. Wear closed toe shoes, shin guards and bring your own soccer ball. THU, JUNE 16; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Megan Poppert, ExtensionCorps Member

36. Cute Crossbody Purse: Sew your own crossbody purse. Must have basic sewing skills. Bring 1/2 yard each of two coordinating cotton fabrics (no stripes or matching plaids), 1 pkg. piping in coordinating color, matching thread, basic sewing supplies and sewing machine. THU, JUNE 16; 8–10AM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Abby and Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteers

37. Canvas Creations: Use your creativity to create a one of a kind canvas painting! THU, JUNE 16; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, 4-H Volunteer

38. Shopping in Style: Learn savvy shopping tips while having fun exploring the project Shopping in Style. THU, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sadie Hammond, Extension Intern

39. Amazing Engineering 1: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 2. THU, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL Engineering Dept.

40. Rabbits, Rabbits! Learn to care for rabbits and about rabbit showmanship with live rabbits. THU, JUNE 16; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

41. Discover Kumihimo: Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. Great for girls and boys. THU, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

42. Creative Crafts: Show your creativity while making fun crafts. THU, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

43. Hammer! Nail! Build! Build and decorate a hanging plant holder to display outside. THU, JUNE 16, 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Karol Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

44. Wired For Wind: Build a wind turbine that generates electricity! Experiment with turbine designs. Take it home and experiment more! It will be “watts” of fun! THU, JUNE 16; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: F. John Hay, Energy Educator

45. Cluck, Cluck, Quack!! Enjoy the fun of backyard poultry as we learn about chickens, ducks, etc. THU, JUNE 16; 3–5PM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $5 | Instructors: The Egg Basket 4-H Club

46. Sensational Crafts: Create your own masterpiece in this fun, hands-on workshop. THU, JUNE 16; 3–5PM AGES | 8 & up • FEE: $5 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, ExtensionCorps Member

47. Pizza Party! Create your own unique pizza! THU, JUNE 16; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

48. Solar Cars: Design, build and test a solar car. We will test which is best: gear drive, belt drive, direct drive, propeller drive, or a combination. THU, JUNE 16; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: F. John Hay, Energy Educator

49. Cool & Upcycled: Create marshmallow blasters, cars, bird feeders, etc. by upcycling. FRI, JUNE 17; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5

50. Code Camp: Interested in coding? If you can read, you can code in this game environment! FRI, JUNE 17; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Savannah Schafer, ExtensionCorps Member & Lauren Hull, Happy Orchard Intern

51. Fairy Garden: Create a mini garden complete with structures and plants. FRI, JUNE 17; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, ExtensionCorps

52. Great Goats: Goats will be present to help you find out why they are GREAT! FRI, JUNE 17; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Rachel Johnson, Extension Intern

53. Happy Orchard Pollination: Discover fun pollination facts through hands-on activities. FRI, JUNE 17; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lauren Hull, Happy Orchard Intern & Savannah Schafer, ExtensionCorps Member

54. Amazing Engineering 2: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 1. FRI, JUNE 17; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL Engineering Dept.

55. Toddler Toys: Learn about toddler development and make creative toys! FRI, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Jaci Foged, Extension Educator

56. Makey Makey: Use everyday items to build a computer joystick or keyboard. FRI, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Savannah Schafer, ExtensionCorps Member & Lauren Hull, Happy Orchard Intern

57. Cake Decorating: Learn decorating techniques and create your own designs. FRI, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

58. Sky’s the Limit: Make your own kite from scratch while you learn about aerodynamics. FRI, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES: 8 & UP • FEE $5 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

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