Clover College

This is the first year, EVER, that Jackson County will be participating in Clover College! The event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Blair/Taylor School!

Registration is OPEN.  The deadline to register is Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Clover College is THE perfect chance for you to meet awesome new people, make cool arts and crafts, learn something new, and see all the possibilities 4-H has to offer!  This event is planned with Trempealeau County 4-H Program so it will also be a great opportunity to meet youth from another county!  Be sure to register and see what the fun is all about!

The event is open to ALL youth, K-12!  There will be a flat $10 cost for general registration. This registration fee covers lunch and all sessions.  You can attend anywhere from 1-3 sessions during the day and learn about a whole bunch of really awesome (and useful) stuff!  The event will last from 9 AM until 2 PM and include three sessions:

  • Session One: 9-10:15am
  • Session Two: 10:20am-11:35pm
  • Lunch: 11:35-12:05pm
  • Whole Group Activity 12:05-12:25pm
  • Session Three: 12:30-1:45pm

Plan to attend one session or spend the day.   Bring along a friend!  Community members (non 4-H members) and parents are ABSOLUTELY welcome to attend! Most sessions are open to members, leaders, and parents but may be geared towards different ages based on the subject being taught.  Pizza will be served for lunch, or if you don’t want pizza you can bring a lunch with you.  In the registration you will be able to denote any food allergies or concerns that we need to be aware of.

How to Register & the Registration Fee for Clover College:

Registration for Clover College generally opens in late August and is completed through an online form.  If an individual wants paper copies of the registration they can ask the Extension office and paper copies will be provided.

There is a registration fee for Clover College to help us cover costs of supplies and the lunch that is provided.  Registration fee is a flat fee of $10. The fees must be paid by the registration deadline. 

Registration fees can be paid at, or mailed to, the Trempealeau County Extension Office (ATTN: 4-H,Trempealeau County Government Center, 36245 Main Street, PO Box 67, Whitehall, WI 54773-9449).  If you are mailing your check please include the following information along with the check: How many youth you are paying for, Name of youth(s) you are paying for, Name of any extra session fees that you are paying for, and if the youth are 4-H members or non-4-H members.  Please make checks payable to Trempealeau County 4-H.

LINK TO REGISTER FOR CLOVER COLLEGE: https://forms.gle/eHuViAhzazMVgMVU8

 

Clover College Session Descriptions:

Check out all of the different sessions that we will be offering this year at Clover College below to figure out what is best for you!

SESSION 1 DESCRIPTIONS (2019):

  • Needle Felting – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Come out and learn how to needle felt! This is your opportunity to transform wool into 3D objects!
  • Flower Design: Creative Containers – 2nd through 5th Grade, Maximum 10 participants
    • We will learn easy ways to incorporate flowers into your everyday life. The class will cover basic floral design principals, color selection, and availability of local grown flowers and store bought flowers. Take home a floral bouquet in a creative vase.
  • Robotics – Any Age, Maximum 25 participants
    • Interested in STEM?! This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about robotics, how they work, and get to play with some robots!
  • Knowing Your Livestock – Any Age, Will count as additional education event for YQCA
    • This will be a discussion about different breeds of cattle, sheep, and hogs. Participants will break into groups or work alone and assemble a new breed of their favorite species that meets a niche or a need in the industry. This program will also count as an additional educational event for fair eligibility.
  • Intro to Cross Stitching – Any Age, 3rd Grade & Up
    • Learn how to cross-stich! You’ll get a chance to graph out your name and then transfer it to cross-stitch material using embroidery floss to start a great piece to take home that is personal to you!
  • Tissue Paper Balloons – Any Age
    • Interested in learning how you can make a bowl out of balloons and paper?! Join this session to learn how!
  • Sewing – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Learn the basics of sewing and get a chance to try some small sewing projects out that you get to take home! This session will start at 9 AM and go until 11:35 AM (lasting for session 1 and 2). Note: For this session you need to bring your own sewing machine.
  • Gourd Painting – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Do you like to paint AND like fall?! Join this session and learn how to paint some cool patterns and designs on gourds that you get to take home!

SESSION 2 DESCRIPTIONS (2019):

  • Wet Felting – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Learn how to wet felt – the oldest felting techniques known to man! You’ll get a chance to learn how to wet felt and also get to make a project to take home!
  • Electronics – Any Age
    • Are you curious about how electricity works? How a computer works? Electronics is the place for you! Join this session to learn more about electronics, how they work, and play with some neat gadgets!
  • Intro to Macrame – 5th Grade & Up, Maximum 9 participants
    • Ever heard of macrame and thought what is THAT?! Now is your chance to find out! We will create a plant hanger using macrame knots, and beads that you get to take home!
  • Felt Jewelry – 3rd Grade & Up
    • Come test your skills in jewelry making through using felt!
  • Sewing Continued – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Learn the basics of sewing and get a chance to try some small sewing projects out that you get to take home! This session will start at 9 AM and go until 11:35 AM (lasting for session 1 and 2). Note: For this session you need to bring your own sewing machine.
  • Acting/Drama – Any Age
    • Ever want to learn more about how to be an actor or actress? Here is your chance! Come on out to this session and learn the basics of acting and drama!
  • Succulents – Any Age
    • Come out to this session to learn about succulents and plant one to take home with you!
  • Flower Design: Creative Containers – 2nd – 5th Grade, Maximum 10 participants
    • We will learn easy ways to incorporate flowers into your everyday life. The class will cover basic floral design principals, color selection, and availability of local grown flowers and store bought flowers. Take home a floral bouquet in a creative vase.
  • Photography – 6th Grade & Up
    • Interested in perfecting your photography skills OR just learning some photography skills?! Come out to this session and learn more about photography and how to take better photos. Note: If you have your own camera please bring it to the session.

SESSION 3 DESCRIPTIONS (2019):

  • Engineering – Any Age, Maximum 25 participants
    • Ever wonder who builds roads? Airports? It all starts with engineers. Come on out to this session to learn about engineering and participate in some super fun activities!
  • Intro to Felt Ornaments – 4th Grade & Up, Maximum 9 participants
    • Just in time for fall – come out to this session to create a stuffed felt jack o’ lantern!
  • Tissue Paper Balloons – Any Age
    • Interested in learning how you can make a bowl out of balloons and paper?! Join this session to learn how!
  • Cheese Making – 3rd Grade & Up
    • Are you a true Wisconsinite?! Or, do you want to be? Come on out to this session and learn about cheese, all while making some of your own cheese to bring home!
  • Milk Jug Skeletons – Any Age
    • Just in time for Halloween decorations! Come to this session and learn how to make milk jug skeletons.
  • Flower Design: Wearable Creations – 5th Grade & Up, Maximum 10 participants
    • Learn about basic floral design principals. We will talk about designing with fresh flowers, dried flowers, and silk flowers. Take home a floral corwn, wristlet, or boutonniere.
  • Felted Soap – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Come on out to this session to learn how to make felted soap and take some home with you!
  • Basic Drawing – Any Age, Maximum 15 participants
    • Come out to this session and learn the drawing basics and also shading!

 

If you have any questions at all please contact the 4-H Program Coordinator, or the Support Staff (Michelle Rose) at the Trempealeau County at: michelle.rose@wisc.edu or 715-538-2311 ext. 208