4-H Clover College Workshop Descriptions

4-H Clover College, June 15-18, 2021

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4–Day Workshops

1. Rocketry: Build your own rocket and launch it. Receive a rocket kit and one engine. Only for youth who have not previously taken this class. TUE-FRI, JUNE 15-18; 8-10AM | AGES 8-12 • FEE $20 | Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

2. 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 15-18; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $12 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer


2–Day Workshop

3. Derby Cars: Design, paint and race your own derby car. WED, JUNE 16; 8-10AM (wear clothes appropriate for painting); FRI, JUNE 18; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $15 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff


1–Day (2-Hour) Workshops

4. Horse Course – A: An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. Same as Horse Course – B. TUE, JUNE 15; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

5. Cluck, Cluck, Quack!!: Learn about backyard poultry and have duck races! TUE, JUNE 15; 8-10AM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $6 | Instructor: Stephanie Stephens, Extension 4-H Intern

6. Loom Weaving: Weave on a 2-harness table loom. Learn techniques to add color and pattern to your project. TUE, JUN 15; 8-10AM | AGES 12 and up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Rhonda Griess and Weaver’s Guild members.

7. Horse Course – B: An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. Same as Horse Course – A. TUE, JUNE 15; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

8. Build a Buddy: Find your voice and make communicating fun while building a stuffed animal! TUE, JUNE 15; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Paula Peterson, 4-H Volunteer

9. Terrific Table Setting: Create an awesome centerpiece and learn how to participate in the 4-H Table Setting contest at the Super Fair. TUE, JUNE 15; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock, Extension 4-H Intern

10. Critter Scene Investigation: Become a wildlife detective as you hunt for clues of animal activity. TUE, JUNE 15; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Julia Plugge, Outdoor Specialist; Monica Macoubrie, Project Wild Coordinator: Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

11. Care Blankets: Make tie blankets to share with those in need. TUE, JUNE 15; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Tammy Sheldon, 4-H Volunteer

12. Game On!: Play modern board games like never before by using special reasoning and critical thinking. TUE, JUNE 15; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

13. Counted Cross-stitch: Count and stitch your way to a creative fair project. TUE, JUNE 15; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Sandi Dittbrenner, 4-H Volunteer

14. Discover Kumihimo: Girls and boys! Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. TUE, JUNE 15; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

15. Ozobot Robots: Explore computer programming and robotics using Ozobots. TUE, JUNE 15; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: 4-H Extension Staff

16. Animal Insider: Did you know a cow has four stomachs? Learn the fascinating ins and outs of animals. TUE, JUNE 15; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Stephanie Stephens, Extension 4-H Intern

17. Origami: Learn the ancient art of paper folding and make a fun mobile for your room. WED, JUNE 16; 8-10AM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Rhonda Griess, 4-H Volunteer

18. Real World GPS & GIS: Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems! WED, JUNE 16; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

19. H20 Jungle: Build your own jungle in a jar and see the water cycle in action. WED, JUNE 16; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Becky Schuerman, Extension Associate

20. Lleaping Llama 101: Learn basic camelid behavior and handling, then walk llamas and/or alpacas through an obstacle course. WED, JUNE 16; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Danetta Jensen, Star City Llama & Alpaca 4-H Club leader

21. Crafty Kids: Make a home environment project to beautify your space and take to the fair. WED, JUNE 16; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock, Extension 4-H Intern

22. Big Power Machines: Get a ”behind the scenes” look at BIG machines. WED, JUNE 16; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

23. Escape Room - A: Use strategy and clues to solve scenario puzzles in order to escape the room. Same as Escape Room - B. WED, JUNE 16; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

24. Watercolor Wonders: Learn drawing and watercolor painting techniques to design a fair project. WED, JUNE 16; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Art Educator, Blessed Sacrament School

25. Bridges & Roads: Build fantastic bridges, asphalt and more. WED, JUNE 16; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

26. Escape Room - B: Use strategy and clues to solve scenario puzzles in order to escape the room. Same as Escape Room - A. WED, JUNE 16; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

27. Be Art Smart!: Be creative and savvy about reusing materials to make an art collage. WED, JUNE 16; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Art Educator, Blessed Sacrament School

28. Micro:bits: Use computational thinking to program this fun, pocket-sized computer. WED, JUNE 16; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Alaina Kauffman, Extension 4-H Intern

29. Backyard Bug Hunt: Catch pollinators and predators that play different roles in our ecosystem. Must wear boots for wet/muddy exploration. THU, JUNE 17; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Kait Chapman, Extension Educator

30. All About DNA: Learn about the “Chemistry Triplet” using modeling and experiments. THU, JUNE 17; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Dr. Paul Velander, UNL Biochemistry Professor

31. On the Bike Path: Learn bicycle safety, riding tips and more! Bring your bike and helmet. Wear closed-toed shoes — no flip flops. THU, JUNE 17; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Dena Noe, V.P Marketing, UNL Federal Credit Union

32. Busy Bees: Construct & paint a solitary bee hotel and view live bees! THU, JUNE 17; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Dr. Judy Wu-Smart & UNL Bee Lab Staff

33. Food & Sports: A healthy YOU starts with good food and team play! THU, JUNE 17; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Alyssa Havlovic, Extension Educator

34. CANCELED — Powerful Polymers: Learn the secrets of these most amazing molecule chains. THU, JUNE 17; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Trevor Kauer, UNL PhD Student

35. Outdoor Explorers: Identify trees and gather leaves to create a fair project. THU, JUNE 17; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries, Extension Assistant

36. Mason Jar Creations: Design a unique fair project using a glass jar. THU, JUNE 17; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock, 4-H Extension Intern

37. Steak Science: Learn about what goes into creating your favorite meat products. THU, JUNE 17; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Brianna Buseman, Extension Educator

38. Upcycled Fun: Create something new from discarded materials. THU, JUNE 17; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tammy Sheldon, 4-H Volunteer

39. Babysitting Kit: Create a babysitting kit to promote child self-regulation. THU, JUNE 17; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Jaci Foged, Extension Educator

40. Impressive Leaves: Turn unique leaf shapes into an artistic Forestry fair project. THU, JUNE 17; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sarah Browning, Extension Educator & Master Gardeners

41. Hunt, Catch, Pin: Prepare your own entomology single bug box. Must wear boots for wet/muddy exploration. FRI, JUNE 18; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries, Extension Assistant

42. Virtual Reality Building - A: Create and present a building model in virtual reality using SketchUp. Same as Virtual Reality Building - B. FRI, JUNE 18; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Sneha Bhoir, Process Engineer, Hausmann Construction

43. Red Wigglers: Learn how worms turn garbage into healthy food (called vermicompost) for plants and flowers. Create your own worm habitat with your new worm friends! FRI, JUNE 18; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Pam Cuttlers, Bailey Peterson, 4-H Volunteers

44. Sewing 101: Beginners: Use tips, tools & techniques to complete an easy sewing item. Bring your sewing machine and kit. Some office machines available upon request. FRI, JUNE 18; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock, 4-H Extension Intern

45. Virtual Reality Building - B: Create and present a building model in virtual reality using SketchUp. Same as Virtual Reality Building - A. FRI, JUNE 18; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Sneha Bhoir, Process Engineer, Hausmann Construction

46. CSI Discovery: Learn how evidence leads to answering questions and solving cases. FRI, JUNE 18; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Alaina Kauffman, Extension 4-H Intern

47. Decorative Couching: No, it doesn’t involve a sofa! Using thread as texture, this machine sewing technique adds designer details to your project. Fabric/supplies provided. Bring your sewing machine, couching/cording sewing foot (if available) and sewing tools. Some office machines and special couching foots available for use upon request. Must have basic sewing skills. FRI, JUNE 18; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Kath Conroy, 4-H Volunteer

48. Pop Can Casting: Learn about fishing, lures and native Nebraska fish. FRI, JUNE 18; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Stephanie Stephens, 4-H Extension Intern

49. Science Kids: Fun learning with STEM. FRI, JUNE 18; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: 4-H Extension Staff

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