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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 17-20, 2014

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

Clover College Class AvailabilityClover College Workshop Availability

Clover College Class Registration2014 Registration Form- Registration opens May 5 to all currently enrolled 4-H Youth. Registration opens to all youth on May 12.

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 June 11, 2014

Full Class - 4-H Clover College = CLASS FULL

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4-Day Workshops:

All four-day workshops will be held Tuesday, June 17-Friday, June 20.

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS 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 17–20 | 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $25

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS 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 17-20 | 8–10AM AGES 8–12 • FEE $15 | 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 17-20 | 8-10AM| AGES 8–12 • FEE $10 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

4. 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 17–20 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8–12 • FEE $8 | Instructor: Extension Staff

2-Day Workshop:

5. Photography Fun: Learn the basics of photography and how to use fun apps to get the most out of your smart device images. Bring your camera and/or smart device (phone or tablet). TUE & THU, JUNE 17 & 19 | 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 12 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Michelle Huber, 4-H Volunteer

1 Workshop - 2 Time Slots in a Row:

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS 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. Only for youth who have not taken class previously. Wear closed toe shoes and sun protection. WED, JUN 18; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 and up • FEE $5 | Instructors: David Smith, Extension Technologist & Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

7. “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. WED, JUNE 18; 12:45–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Janet Anderson, 4-H Volunteer

1-Day Workshops:

8. Chickens, Chickens! Clucking chickens will help show you why they are so cool. TUE, JUNE 17 | 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $4 | INSTRUCTOR: Erica Peterson, Extension Intern

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 9. Primitive Rope Making: Learn rope making as it was done by the indigenous cultures. Learn techniques using natural fibers found in the woods or prairie. TUE, JUNE 17 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | INSTRUCTOR: BJ Spring, owner, Nyakuwalk, Primitive Survival Skills

10. Basketball Basics: Learn the basic skills needed to be a successful basketball player. Basketball included to take home. TUE, JUNE 17 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructor: Evan Kucera, Former College Basketball Player

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 11. Sensational Crafts: Create your masterpiece in this fun hands-on workshop. TUE, JUNE 17 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES: 8 & up | FEE: $5 | INSTRUCTORS: Lianne and Elizabeth Garza, 4-H Volunteers

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 12. 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 17 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $8 Instructor: Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 13. Amazing Engineering 1: Explore the amazing world of engineering! Design and build exciting engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 2. TUE, JUNE 17 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | INSTRUCTORS: UNL Engineering Dept.

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 14. Food Adventure: Explore amazingly great healthy foods spiced up with interactive fun! TUE, JUNE 17; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructors: Kylee Plager & Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteers

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 15. Wild Science Experiments: Have fun learning the science behind several crazy experiments. Take home a science experiment! TUE, JUNE 17 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructor: Evan Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

16. Button Bonanza: Use buttons to create a one of a kind wall hanging. Bring larger, buttons (with no shank) if you have them. TUE, JUNE 17 | 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Pickrel, Extension Intern

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 17. Celebrate Crafts Celebrate crafts as you create your masterpiece. TUE, JUNE 17 | 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Kari Price, 4-H Volunteer

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 18. Pizza Party! Create your own unique pizza and make homemade ice cream! TUE, JUNE 17 | 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Assistant

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 19. Wired 4 Wind Build a Wind Turbine that generates electricity! Experiment with turbine designs. Take it home and experiment more! It will be Watts of fun! TUE, JUNE 17 | 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructor: F. John Hay, Extension Educator - Energy

20. Modeling Madness: Be a styling diva and learn the ins and outs of modeling. Perfect preparation for 4-H Style Revue. WED, JUNE 18 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $2 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

21. Happily Helping Others: Help others by participating in a fun hands-on community service project. WED, JUNE 18 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructors: Jen Smith, Paige Roach and KayCee Wanser, 4-H Volunteers

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 22. Corn Toss: Build your own corn-toss game. WED, JUNE 18 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | $10 | Instructors: Karol Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

23. ¡Viva el Español! An action-packed class filled with authentic food, craft, language and dances of Spanish-speaking cultures. WED, JUNE 18 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructors: Nancy Smith and Paige Roach, 4-H Volunteers

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 24. Express Yourself: Express yourself through card creation. WED, JUNE 18 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $2 | INSTRUCTOR: Teri Hlava, Extension Assistant


1-Day Workshops continued:

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 25. Amazing Engineering 2: Explore the amazing world of engineering! Design and build exciting engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 1. WED, JUNE 18 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | INSTRUCTORS: UNL Engineering Dept.

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 26. Rainbow in a Jar: Ever seen a rainbow in a jar? These are beautiful and delicious! WED, JUNE 18 | 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 27. Flashlight in a Flash: Build your own flashlight in a flash you can enter in the Super Fair. WED, JUNE 18 | 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Pickrel, Extension Intern

28. Babysitting Basics: Learn the basic skills needed to be a responsible and creative babysitter. Focus is on activities, making snacks and toys. WED, JUNE 18 | 3–5PM | AGES 11 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 29. Candyland Cottage: Assemble a gingerbread house and adorn it with candy. Bring leftover candy to add to the supplies. WED, JUNE 18 | 3–5PM | AGE 8 & up | FEE $4 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, 4-H Volunteer

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 30. Superstar Sheep: Sheep will be present to help you find out why they are superstars! THU, JUNE 19 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $4 | Instructor: Erica Peterson, Extension Intern

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 31. Plant Babies: Learn all about planting, propagating and growing your own flowers. Have a potted plant ready for the Super Fair. THU, JUNE 19 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Jean Pedersen, Master Gardener and 4-H Volunteer

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 32. Archery – A: Learn the basic skills to be a successful archer. Equipment provided. THU, JUNE 19 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $2 | Instructor: Christy Christiansen, Nebraska Game and Parks

33. America’s Rose: Learn how to plant, care, grow and show roses. THU, JUNE 19 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $5 | Instructors: Lincoln Rose Society Members

34. Wonderful Wildlife: Birds, snakes, turtles, oh, my! Come and explore wildlife and nature. THU, JUNE 19 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $2 | Instructors: Lower Platte South NRD and Pioneers Park Nature Center

35. City Campus Engineering: Tour the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Engineering Department on UNL City Campus. Participate in hands-on projects. Transportation provided. THU, JUNE 19 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $3 | INSTRUCTORS: UNL Engineering Dept.

36. Archery – B: Same description as #32. THU, JUNE 19 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $2 | Instructor: Christy Christiansen, Nebraska Game and Parks

37. Rabbits, Rabbits! Learn to care for rabbits and about rabbit showmanship with live rabbits. THU, JUNE 19 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 38. Bountiful Bracelets: We’ll twist and turn, braid and knot to make fabulous bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Boys and girls will love these. THU, JUNE 19 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

39. Container Gardening: Have fun creating your own container garden. THU, JUNE 19 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $8 | Instructors: Vicki Cunningham, 4-H Volunteer

40. Nail News: Design your own nail polish. Learn how to blend colors. Come with clean finger and toe nails. THU, JUNE 19 | 3–5PM | AGES 9 & up | FEE $10 | Instructor: Jhoni Kucera, 4-H Volunteer

41. 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. THU, JUNE 19 | 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $3 | Instructor: Anita Stougard, 4-H Volunteer

42. Animal First Aid: Learn about your pet while making a fun and usable first aid kit. THU, JUNE 19; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructors: Kylee Plager, 4-H Volunteer

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 43. 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 19 | 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator

44. Cool Upcycled Crafts: Create marshmallow blasters, cars, bird feeders, etc. by upcycling. THU, JUNE 19 | 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

45. Money Basics: Learn about money management — from how to spend money wisely to opening a checking account. FRI, JUNE 20 | 8–10 AM | AGES 8 & up | NO FEE | Instructors: Union Bank and Trust, Fallbrook Branch

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 46. 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 Super Fair. FRI, JUNE 20 | 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Rachel Pickrel, Extension Intern

47. Beginning Soccer Skills: Learn a few moves and fancy footwork. Wear closed toe shoes, hin guards and bring your own soccer ball. FRI, JUNE 20 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | Instructors: Bailey and Kayla Johnson, 4-H Volunteers

48. Habitat Discovery: Learn about pollinators, make a nature field journal & explore the new pollinator habitat. Wear closed toe shoes & sun protection. FRI, JUNE 20 | 10:15AM–12:15PM | Age: 10 & up | Fee $5 | INSTRUCTORS: Soni Cochran and Mary Jane Frogge, Extension Associates

this Clover College Class is fullTHIS CLASS IS FULL! 49. Wonderful Wall Art: Create one of a kind wall art. FRI, JUNE 20 | 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | INSTRUCTOR: Kari Price, 4-H Volunteer

50. East Campus Engineering: Tour the UNL Engineering Department on UNL East Campus. While there, participate in hands-on projects. Transportation provided. FRI, JUNE 20 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up | FEE $3 | INSTRUCTORS: UNL Engineering Dept.

51. Fantastic Felting: Use wool and the dry felting method to create fun shapes and designs. FRI, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructors: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

52. Floral Fun: Explore floral fun and learn floral design elements. Take home your floral creation. FRI, JUNE 20 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $10 | Instructor: Jo Lynn Brown, 4-H Volunteer

53. Food Fun: Make fun, healthy snacks that are tasty and learn nutrition fun facts! FRI, JUNE 20 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Kat Howard, UNL Dietetic Intern

54. Control the Flow: Explore the “Magic of Electricity” by creating a light switch you can enter in the Super Fair! FRI, JUNE 20 | 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $5 | Instructor: Erica Peterson, Extension Intern



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