4-H Clover College Workshop Descriptions

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Tuesday, June 21–Friday, June 24, 2022

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4–Day Workshops

l. Clover Kids Day Camp: Clover Kids will participate in hands-on activities while learning about animals, science and more! Refreshments provided for this workshop. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) TUE–FRI, JUNE 21–24; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $45 | Instructors: Various

2. FULL! 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. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) TUE–FRI, JUNE 21–24; 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 21–24; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $12 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer


2–Day Workshop

4. FULL! Derby Cars: Design, paint and race your own derby car. Wear clothes appropriate for painting. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) TUE, JUNE 21; 8–10AM | FRI, JUNE 24; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $15 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff


1–Day (2-Hour) Workshops

5. Gone Fishing!: 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 this class. | FRI, JUN 24; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries, Extension Assistant


1–Day (2-Hour) Workshops

6. FULL! 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 21; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

7. FULL! 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 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

8. Pop Can Fishing: Learn about casting, lures and native Nebraska fish. TUE, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE: $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

9. FULL! Backyard Bug Hunt: Catch pollinators and predators that play different roles in our ecosystem. Must wear boots for wet/muddy exploration. TUE, JUNE 21; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Kait Chapman, Extension Educator

10. FULL! Build a Buddy: Find your voice and make communicating fun while building a stuffed animal! | TUE, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Paula Peterson, 4-H Volunteer

11. FULL! Tinkercad – Create in 3D: Learn basic 3D designing and printing skills. 3D items available for pick up from the Extension office at a later date. TUE, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Mary Burroughs, Federal Highway Engineer

12. Slime, Jelly Worms & Twizzlers – A: Conduct experiments to learn how food meets science. Same as Slime, Jelly Worms & Twizzlers – B. TUE, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Trevor Kauer, UNL PhD Student, and Sara Roberts, UNL Food Innovation Center Student Services Coordinator

13. Busy Bees: Construct and paint a solitary bee hotel made with wood and reeds. View live bees! Wear clothes appropriate for painting. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) TUE, JUNE 21; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, UNL Research Entomologist/Professor, and UNL Bee Lab Staff

14. FULL! Escape Room: Use strategy and clues to solve scenario puzzles in order to escape the room. TUE, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

15. TEC Box – Tinker, Explore, Create: Think like an entrepreneur, invent a new product to solve a problem. TUE, JUNE 21; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: UNL Interns

16 Slime, Jelly Worms & Twizzlers – B: Conduct experiments to learn how food meets science. Same as Slime, Jelly Worms & Twizzlers – A. TUE, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Trevor Kauer, UNL PhD Student, and Sara Roberts, UNL Food Innovation Center Student Services Coordinator

17. FULL! Pizza Party: Create your own unique pizza and make homemade ice cream! TUE, JUNE 21; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

18. Real World GPS & GIS: Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems! WED, JUNE 22; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

19. FULL! Lleaping Llama 101: Learn basic care, camelid behavior & handling. Walk llamas through an obstacle course. Must wear closed-toed shoes. WED, JUNE 22; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Danetta Jensen, Mythical Acres Llamas

20. FULL! Hydro-Dip Painting: Learn how to spray paint in a bucket and make two amazing water bottles to take home. Wear clothes appropriate for painting. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff 

21. Big Power Machines: Get a “behind-the-scenes” look at BIG equipment and build a simple hydraulic machine. WED, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

22. Sewing 101: Beginners: Use tips, tools and techniques to complete an easy sewing item. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing kit. Some office machines available upon request. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGE 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

23. FULL! Pollinator Party: Pollinators are fascinating! Build a bee house using duck tape and straws. Visit the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat behind the Extension office. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Mary Jane Frogge, Extension Associate, and Extension Master Gardeners

24. CSI Discovery: Learn how evidence leads to answering questions and solving cases. WED, JUNE 22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

25. Bridges & Roads: Build fantastic bridges, asphalt and more. WED, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

26. 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. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Kath Conroy, 4-H Volunteer

27. Game On!: Play modern board games like never before by using special reasoning and critical thinking. WED, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

28. Food & Sports: A healthy YOU starts with good food and team play! badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Alyssa Havlovic and Kayla Colgrove, Extension Educators

29. Beautiful Bottles: Make decorated vases using a variety of techniques and embellishments. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Nicole Miller, 4-H Volunteer

30. Impressive Leaves: Turn unique leaf shapes into an artistic project. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) WED, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 12 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Sarah Browning, Extension Educator, and Extension Master Gardeners

31. Wildlife Wonders: Learn about tracks, scat and native Nebraska wildlife. WED, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Elizabeth Thiltges, 4-H Assistant

32. FULL! Dough Fun: It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Learn techniques and take samples home. WED, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

33. Robot Challenge: See what they can do and how to make them move. WED, JUNE 22; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer, and N-Bots 4-H Club members

34. Electricity Magic: Explore the flow of electricity by creating a light switch. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

35. 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 23; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Dena Noe, UNL Federal Credit Union Vice President of Member Experience

36. FULL! Discover Kumihimo: Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

37. Coffee Can Crafts: Make a project to beautify your space. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

38. Wet & Wild: Learn how precipitation affects groundwater, build a cool rain gauge. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Becky Schuerman, Extension Associate

39. Plant it. Grow it.: All about plants; seeds, soil and water. THU, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Elizabeth Thiltges, 4-H Assistant

40. FULL! Virtual Reality Building – A: Create and present a building model in virtual reality using SketchUp. Take home your own Google virtual reality headset. Same as Virtual Reality Building – B. THU, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Sneha Bhoir, 4-H Volunteer

41. Babysitting Kit: Create a babysitting kit to promote a preschooler’s development. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Jaci Foged and Hayley Jackson, Extension Educators

42. FULL! Folk-Art Watercolor Painting: Learn watercolor painting techniques using bright colors and black sharpies. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Blessed Sacrament School Art Educator

43. Wiggly Worms: Learn how worms turn garbage into healthy food (called vermicompost) for plants and flowers. Create your own worm habitat with your new worm friends! THU, JUNE 23; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Pam Cuttlers, 4-H Volunteer

44. Virtual Reality Building – B: Create and present a building model in virtual reality using SketchUp. Take home your own Google virtual reality headset. Same as Virtual Reality Building – A. THU, JUNE 23; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Sneha Bhoir, 4-H Volunteer

45. FULL! Gifts From the Kitchen: Using jars, create food mixes all tied up to be homemade gifts. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

46. Let’s Be Artsy!: Learn the aluminum foil monoprint technique to create prints on watercolor paper. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) THU, JUNE 23; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, Blessed Sacrament School Art Educator

47. Electronics Light & Sound: Create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board. FRI, JUNE 24; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

48. Terrific Table Setting: Create an awesome centerpiece and learn how to participate in the 4-H Table Setting contest at the Super Fair. badge-star-1(vote-rewards) FRI, JUNE 24; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

49. FULL! Focus on Photography: Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Learn to take, choose and prepare better photos. FRI, JUNE 24; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Michelle Huber, 4-H Volunteer

50. A-maize-ing Corn: Pop it. Taste it. See it germinate. FRI, JUNE 24; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

51. FULL! Rabbits, Rabbits: Learn with live rabbits; their care and showmanship. FRI, JUNE 24; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Extension 4-H Intern

52. Science Kids: Have fun learning STEM with hands-on activities! FRI, JUNE 24; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: UNL Interns

53. FULL! Cake Decorating: Learn decorating techniques and create your own designs. FRI, JUNE 24; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Mary Burroughs, Federal Highway Engineer

54. Ozobot Robots: Explore computer programming and robotics using Ozobots. FRI, JUNE 24; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Elizabeth Thiltges, 4-H Assistant

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