4-H Clover College Class Descriptions

4-H Clover College

4-H Clover College
Workshop Information
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4-H Clover College Dates
Tuesday, June 19 through Friday, June 22, 2018

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 Kristen Geisert (402) 441-7180.

Registration begins May 2 for 4-H youth at 8 a.m. and then May 9 at 8 a.m. for non-4-H youth. Registrations will not be accepted by 8 a.m. on either day.

Here are the 2018 Class Descriptions

NOTE: Full classes indicated below, as of May 23.

4-Day Workshops:

All four-day workshops will be held Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 22.

FULL — 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 19–22; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 6 & 7 • FEE $40

FULL — 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 19–22; 8–10AM | AGES 8–12 • FEE $20 | Instructor: Ron Suing, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 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 19-22; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: James Walla, 4-H Volunteer

2-Day Workshop:

4. Monster Mania: Make a plush monster with light up eyes using circuits of conductive thread. TUE–WED, JUNE 19-20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Jayde Hessler, Extension Intern

1-Day Workshops - 4 Hours:

FULL — 5. 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. THU, JUNE 21; 8AM–12:15PM | AGES 9 and up • FEE $5 | Instructor: David Smith, Biosolids Coordinator, city of Lincoln

1-Day Workshops - 2 Hours:

6. Tunnel Adventure. Head outside and check out an earthworm tunnel, learn about composting and discover the benefits of healthy soil. TUE, June 19; 8-10AM | All Ages • FEE $3 | Instructor: Aaron Hird, NRCS Soil Health Specialist

FULL — 7. Horse Course – A. An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. TUE, JUNE 19; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

FULL — 8. Cake Decorating. Learn decorating techniques and create your own designs. TUE, JUNE 19; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

FULL — 9. Horse Course – B. Same class as Horse Course - A. An introduction to grooming, tacking and safety around a horse. A horse will help teach. Must wear closed-toed shoes. TUE, JUNE 19; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Kate Pulec, Extension Assistant

FULL — 10. Rabbits, Rabbits!. Interact with live rabbits and learn about rabbit care & showmanship tips. TUE, JUNE 19; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Cindy & Alyssa Zimmer, 4-H Volunteers

FULL — 11. Outdoor Cooking. Join us for cooking in the great outdoors. Only for youth who have not previously taken this class. Wear closed toe shoes. No sack lunch needed. TUE, JUNE 19; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Soni Cochran, Extension Associate

FULL — 12. Fantastic Felting. Use wool and the dry felting method to create fun shapes and designs. TUE, JUNE 19; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • $10 | Instructor: Cindy Zimmer, 4-H Volunteer

13. Create, Share, Impact! Participate in this community service project and make a difference for local people in need! TUE, JUNE 19; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jen Smith, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 14. Gifts from the Kitchen. Using jars, create food mixes all tied up to be homemade gifts. TUE, JUNE 19; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Abby Babcock, Extension Intern

FULL — 15. Busy Bees. Construct & paint a solitary bee hotel and view live bees! TUE, JUNE 19; 12:45 – 2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $7 | Instructors: Dr. Judy Wu-Smart & UNL Bee Lab

16. Crazy for Crochet. Must have beginning knowledge. May bring an in-process project to continue (i.e.: started washcloth from 4-H Crochet Workshop). TUE, JUNE 19; 3-5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Cathy & Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteers

17. Make Your Business Pop! Be a successful entrepreneur by using and tasting popcorn. TUE, JUNE 19; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Dena Noe, V.P Marketing, UNL Federal Credit Union

FULL — 18. Pizza Party. Create your own unique pizza and make homemade ice cream! TUE, JUNE 19; 3–5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, Extension Intern

FULL — 19. Fluid Painting. Pour paint onto a canvas & manipulate for unique designs. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. TUE, JUNE 19; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Karen Wedding, Extension Staff

FULL — 20. Real World GPS & GIS. Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems! | WED, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster Co. Engineers

FULL — 21. Lleaping Llama 101. Learn basic camelid behavior and handling, then walk llamas and/or alpacas through an obstacle course. WED, JUNE 20; 8–10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Danetta Jensen, Star City Llama & Alpaca 4-H Club leader

FULL — 22. Bottles, Bottles. Make decorated vases using a variety of techniques and embellishments. WED, JUNE 20; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Anna Sump, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 23. Bridges & Roads. Create fantastic bridges, chocolate asphalt and more. | WED, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

FULL — 24. Build A Buddy. Find your voice and make communicating fun while building a stuffed animal! | WED, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Paula Peterson, 4-H Volunteer

25. Control the Flow. Explore the “Magic of Electricity” by creating a light switch you may enter in the Super Fair! WED, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

26. H20 Adventure. It’s all about water – ground & surface! Have fun testing water quality. WED, JUNE 20; 10:15AM–12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Meghan Sittler, Extension Educator

FULL — 27. Insect Investigators. Enjoy the thrill of a bug hunt, catch & learn about insects in our ecosystem. | WED, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • $5 | Instructor: Jody Green, Extension Educator

FULL — 28. 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 tasty stop at the UNL dairy store. WED, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up | FEE $3 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Associate

29. Big Power Machines. Get a ‘behind the scenes” tour of how mechanics create specialized equipment and make repairs. WED, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

30. Shopping in Style. Learn savvy shopping tips while exploring the Shopping in Style fair project. WED, JUNE 20; 12:45 – 2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek, Extension Intern

31. Move & Groove. Play, jump, skip, hop, move and eat for energy! WED, JUNE 20; 12:45 – 2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Dustin Stegen, Extension Nutrition Intern

32. Wild Weather. Explore the amazing & wild weather of Nebraska. WED, JUNE 20; 12:45–2:45PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Tyler Williams, Extension Educator

33. Clothing Modeling Tips. Be a styling diva, learn the ins and outs of modeling to prepare for fair judging. Wear secure shoes. No flip flops! WED, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: Kali Burnham, 4-H Volunteer

34. Discover Kumihimo. Girls and boys! Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. WED, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 35. Amazing Engineering 1. Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 2. WED, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL College of Engineering

FULL — 36. Dough Fun. It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Learn techniques and take samples home. WED, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator Emeritus

37. Creative Crafts. Show your creativity while making fun crafts. WED, JUNE 20; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tammy Riedel, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 38. Cluck, Cluck, Quack!! Enjoy the fun of backyard poultry as we learn about chickens, ducks, etc. THU, JUNE 21; 8-10AM | AGES: 8 & up • FEE: $5 | Instructors: Cole Meador, Extension Associate

FULL — 39. String Art. Create a work of art with nails and string. THU, JUNE 21; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 40. Babysitting Kit. Create a bag of tricks to care for a toddler. THU, JUNE 21; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructor: Jaci Foged, Extension Educator

FULL — 41. Excellent Electronics. Create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board. THU, JUNE 21; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Jim Wies, Extension Technologist

FULL — 42. Veggie Garden Mania. Play games, make garden row markers & create a veggie athletes poster. THU, JUNE 21; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Sarah Browning, Extension Educator & Master Gardeners

43. Container Gardening. Create a planting, learn how to care for it and watch it grow! THU, JUNE 21; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Abby Babcock, Extension Intern

FULL — 44. Wood U Like 2 Build? Build a decorative wall hanging to enter in the Super Fair. THU, JUNE 21; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: John & David Swotek, 4-H Volunteers

45. Cool & Upcycled. Engineer unique new items by using common objects or materials in creative ways. THU, JUNE 21; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tammy Sheldon, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 46. Game On! Play modern board games like never before by using special reasoning and critical thinking. THU, JUNE 21; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

FULL — 47. Smell the Roses! Make a fragrant spa body scrub with rose petals and explore the sweet smelling world of roses. THU, JUNE 21; 3-5PM | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Lincoln Rose Society Members

FULL — 48. Amazing Engineering 2. Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 1. THU, JUNE 21; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructors: UNL College of Engineering

FULL — 49. Let’s Cook. Cooking healthy food is fun and tasty! THU, JUNE 21; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Dustin Stegen, Extension Nutrition Intern

50. Fly with Monarchs. Enter the butterfly world of color and symmetry while being arty and making fruit pizza. THU, JUNE 21; 3-5PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Valerie & Nathan Gabel, 4-H Volunteers

FULL — 51. Paper Crafting. Be creative by making a simple relief print and personalized mini book. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. FRI, JUNE 22; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jordan Geisert, Graphic Designer, Nonprofit Hub

52. Magazine Art. Create unique art using magazine pages. FRI, JUNE 22; 8-10AM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 53. Giddy Goats. Goats will be present to help you find out all about them! FRI, JUNE 22; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $4 | Instructor: Cole Meador, Extension Associate & Sheridan Swotek, Extension Intern

FULL — 54. CSI Discovery. Learn how evidence leads to answering questions and solving cases. FRI, JUNE 22; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jayde Hessler, Extension Intern

FULL — 55. Computer Coding. Interested in coding? If you can read, you can code in this game environment! FRI, JUNE 22; 10:15AM-12:15PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Gavin Nielson, Extension Intern

56. 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. A few machines available upon request. FRI, JUNE 22; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $3 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock, 4-H Volunteer

FULL — 57. Terrific Table Setting. Create an awesome centerpiece and learn how to participate in the 4-H Table Setting contest at the Super Fair. FRI, JUNE 22; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Abby Babcock, Extension Intern

58. Fancy Food & Fitness Fun. Design a fun food art snack and enjoy exciting fitness activities. FRI, JUNE 22; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Dustin Stegen, Extension Nutrition Intern

FULL — 59. 3-D Modeling. Learn how a 3-D printer works & modify your own 3-D print design. 3-D prints available for pick up from the Extension Office at a later date. FRI, JUNE 22; 12:45-2:45PM | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Gavin Nielson, Extension Intern

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