4-H Clover College Class Descriptions

4-H Clover College

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2019 Clover College Workshop Descriptions

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4-Day Workshops:

1. Clover Kids Half-Day Camp: Clover Kids will participate in hands-on activities while learning about animals, food, science, recycling, insects and more. Refreshments provided for this workshop. TUE-FRI, JUNE 25-28; 8AM-12:15 | AGES 6-7 • FEE $45 | Instructors: Various Instructors

2. 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 25-28; 8-10 | AGES 8-12 • FEE $20 | Instructor: Ron Suing; 4-H Volunteer

3. Kick-Start 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 25-28; 10:15AM-12:15 | 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. THU-FRI, JUNE 27-28; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 10 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Alaina Kauffman; Extension 4-H Intern

1–Day (4-Hour) Workshop:

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-toed shoes and sun protection. Only for youth who have not previously taken this class. THU, JUNE 27; 8AM-12:15 | AGES 9 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: David Smith; Biosolids Coordinator, City of Lincoln

1–Day (2-Hour) Workshops:

6. 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 25; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec; Extension Assistant

7. Computer Code Camp: Interested in coding? If you can read, you can code in this game environment! TUE, JUNE 25; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Deb Weitzenkamp; Extension Educator & Gavin Nielson; Extension Intern

8. 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 25; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Kate Pulec; Extension Assistant

9. Mandala Painting: Learn and use this dot painting technique on tile coasters. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. TUE, JUNE 25; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Karen Wedding; Extension Staff

10. Outdoor Cooking: Join us for cooking in the great outdoors. Only for youth who have not previously taken this class. Must wear closed-toed shoes. No sack lunch needed. TUE, JUNE 25; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 10 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Soni Cochran; Extension Associate & Julia Plugge; Outdoor Specialist, Nebraska Game & Parks

11. Build a Buddy - A: Find your voice and make communicating fun while building a stuffed animal! TUE, JUNE 25; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Erica Peterson; 4-H Volunteer

12. Game On!: Play modern board games like never before by using special reasoning and critical thinking. TUE, JUNE 25; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

13. Ozobot Robots: Explore computer programming and robotics using Ozobots. TUE, JUNE 25; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Extension Interns

14. 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. TUE, JUNE 25; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Gavin Nielson; Extension Intern

15. 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! TUE, JUNE 25; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $8 | Instructors: Pam & Aleyna Cuttlers; 4-H Volunteers

16. Build a Buddy - B: Same as Build a Buddy - A. Find your voice and make communicating fun while building a stuffed animal! TUE, JUNE 25; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Erica Peterson; 4-H Volunteer

17. Wood U Like 2 Build?: Build a decorative wall hanging to enter in the Super Fair. TUE, JUNE 25; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Karol, John & David Swotek; 4-H Volunteers

18. Pizza Party: Create your own unique pizza and make homemade ice cream! TUE, JUNE 25; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek; Extension Intern

19. Stepping Stones: Create a square outdoor stepping stone to commemorate UNL’s 150th Anniversary and take it to the fair. TUE, JUNE 25; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructors: Jaci Foged; Extension Educator & Jenny DeBuhr; Extension Staff

20. Real World GPS & GIS: Discover the amazing world of Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems. WED, JUNE 26; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

21. Escape Room: Use strategy and clues to solve scenario puzzles in order to escape the room. WED, JUNE 26; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: GameSchool Project Volunteers

22. Fluid Painting: Pour paint onto a canvas & manipulate for unique designs. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. WED, JUNE 26; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Karen Wedding; Extension Staff

23. Bridges & Roads: Create fantastic bridges, chocolate asphalt and more. WED, JUNE 26; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

24. Lleaping Llama 101: Learn basic camelid behavior and handling, then walk llamas and/or alpacas through an obstacle course. WED, JUNE 26; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Danetta Jensen; Star City Llama & Alpaca 4-H Club Leader

25. Control the Flow: Explore the ‘Magic of Electricity’ by creating a light switch you may enter in the Super Fair. WED, JUNE 26; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Jim Wies; Extension Associate

26. Terrific Table Setting: Create an awesome centerpiece and learn how to participate in the 4-H Table Setting contest at the Super Fair. WED, JUNE 26; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Rachel Wells; Extension 4-H Intern

27. Big Power Machines: Get a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of how mechanics create specialized equipment and make repairs. WED, JUNE 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Lancaster County Engineers

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 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries; Extension Assistant

29. 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. Some machines available upon request. WED, JUNE 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Ellie Babcock; 4-H Volunteer

30. Wild Weather: Learn about being a meteorologist and deliver your forecast in front of a real green screen! WED, JUNE 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 10 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Tyler Williams; Extension Educator

31. Move & Groove: Play, jump, skip, hop, move and eat for energy! WED, JUNE 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Abigail Newhouse; Extension Nutrition Intern

32. Make Your Business Pop!: Be a successful entrepreneur by using and tasting popcorn. WED, JUNE 26; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Dena Noe; V.P. Marketing, UNL Federal Credit Union

33. Fashion 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 26; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Kali Burnham; 4-H Volunteer & Mariana Tines; 4-H Volunteer

34. Discover Kumihimo: Girls and boys! Explore the Japanese art of cord braiding. WED, JUNE 26; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Cathy Babcock; 4-H Volunteer

35. Busy Bees: Construct & paint a solitary bee hotel and view live bees! WED, JUNE 26; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $7 | Instructor: Dr. Judy Wu-Smart; UNL Bee Lab

36 Tin Can Fun: Be patriotic and create something new from discarded materials. WED, JUNE 26; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Valerie Gabel; 4-H Volunteer

37 Amazing Engineering 1: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 2. WED, JUNE 26; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: UNL College of Engineering

38. Cluck, Cluck, Quack!: Enjoy the fun of backyard poultry as you learn about chickens, ducks, etc. THU, JUNE 27; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries; Extension Assistant

39. CSI Discovery: Learn how evidence leads to answering questions and solving cases. THU, JUNE 27; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Alaina Kauffman; Extension 4-H Intern

40. Textured T-Shirt Painting: Embellish a t-shirt and create a Beyond the Needle project for the fair. Bring a plain colored PRE-WASHED T-shirt made of at least 50% cotton. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. THU, JUNE 27; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Kath Conroy; 4-H Volunteer

41. Excellent Electronics: Create different sounds and lights with an electronic circuit board. THU, JUNE 27; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Jim Wies; Extension Associate

42. Tinkercad: 4-H in 3-D: Learn basic skills to create a 4-H clover charm key fob or jewelry. 3-D items available for pick up from the Extension office at a later date. THU, JUNE 27; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Mary Burroughs; 4-H Volunteer and Federal Highway Engineer

43. Knit Wits: Learn knitting techniques to construct a mug rug. THU, JUNE 27; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Yarn Guild of Lincoln

44. Animal First Aid: Learn about your pet while making a fun and usable first aid kit. THU, JUNE 27; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $10 | Instructor: Kylee Plager; 4-H Volunteer

45. Grow Your Food: Cooking food from the garden is fun and tasty! THU, JUNE 27; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Abigail Newhouse; Extension Nutrition Intern

46. Crafty Kids: Make a home environment project to take to the fair and beautify your space. THU, JUNE 27; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Rachel Wells; Extension 4-H Intern

47. Quilt Blocks: Learn to sew quilt blocks which will later be constructed into a Quilt of Valor. Must have basic sewing skills. Materials will be provided. Bring sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Some office machines available upon request. THU, JUNE 27; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Mary Burroughs; 4-H Volunteer

48. Shopping in Style: Learn savvy shopping tips while exploring the Shopping in Style fair project. THU, JUNE 27; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Sheridan Swotek; Extension Intern

49. Dough Fun: It’s easier than it looks to mix and shape bread and rolls. Learn techniques and take samples home. THU, JUNE 27; 3-5 | AGES 10 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos; Extension Educator Emeritus

50. Amazing Engineering 2: Design and build amazing engineering projects. Projects will differ from Amazing Engineering 1. THU, JUNE 27; 3-5 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: UNL College of Engineering

51. Let’s Be Artsy: Learn drawing and art techniques to design a fair project. FRI, JUNE 28; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt; Art Educator, Blessed Sacrament School

52. Cake Decorating: Learn decorating techniques and create your own designs. FRI, JUNE 28; 8-10 | AGES 10 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Lorene Bartos; Extension Educator Emeritus

53. Critter Scene Investigation: Become a wildlife detective as you hunt for clues of animal activity. Create wildlife tracking fair project. FRI, JUNE 28; 8-10 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructors: Julia Plugge; Outdoor Specialist, Nebraska Game & Parks, & Monica Macoubrie; Environmental Educator, Nebraska Game & Parks

54. Giddy Goats: Goats will be present to help you find out all about them! FRI, JUNE 28; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Calvin DeVries; Extension Assistant

55. Watch Out for Aliens: Have fun with garden allies — natural plants and bugs — and learn about the aliens taking over their world. FRI, JUNE 28; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $5 | Instructor: Judy Jean; Extension Horticulture Intern

56. Paper Crafting: Stamping, drawing, coloring, collage — all bound up into your own mini-book. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting. FRI, JUNE 28; 10:15AM-12:15 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Jordan Geisert; Graphic Designer, The Foundry

57. Boots & Bugs: Insect Explorers: Enjoy the thrill of a bug hunt, catch & learn about insects in our ecosystem. Wear close-toed shoes/boots, sunscreen, bug spray and a jacket if cool/rainy in preparation to go outside. FRI, JUNE 28; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Jody Green; Extension Educator

58. For the Birds: Build a house for Eastern Bluebirds and donate it to a local organization after the fair. FRI, JUNE 28; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructors: Kim and Pat Wiseman; 4-H Volunteers

59. Gifts from the Kitchen: Using jars, create food mixes all tied up to be homemade gifts. FRI, JUNE 28; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Rachel Wells; Extension 4-H Intern

60. Be Art Smart: Be creative and savvy about reusing materials to make an art collage. FRI, JUNE 28; 12:45-2:45 | AGES 8 & up • FEE $6 | Instructor: Caitlyn Schmidt; Art Educator, Blessed Sacrament School

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