The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the State of Ohio. As a Cloverbud volunteer, you have the opportunity to attend the conference and participate in numerous educational sessions that will enhance your skills as you work with 4-H Cloverbud youth. The conference will be held Saturday, March 11, beginning at 9:00am, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 1,000 Ohio 4-H volunteers, teens and adults, will come together to celebrate Ohio 4-H and gather new ideas to take back to their clubs and their counties.
The Ohio 4-H Preadolescent Cloverbud Design team will present two sessions during the conference. The first session is “Cloverbud Fundamentals”. In this session the team will share what 4-H volunteers need to know in order to have a successful Cloverbud program. You will learn about program guidelines, expectations, and resources that are easy to access and use. There will be hands-on opportunities to learn how to engage our youngest 4-H members during their club meetings. This presentation will be offered twice, during Sessions 1 and 2 of the conference.
The second presentation is “2023 Cloverbud Engineering Adventures”. Cloverbud Engineering Adventures, formerly called the Cloverbot Challenge, gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and interlocking bricks. Learn how Cloverbuds can participate in the engineering adventure and share their experience, model, and poster with an interview in a regional showcase event. Complete details about the subject matter for this year’s Cloverbud Engineering Adventure, as well as tips on how to organize and prepare your Cloverbuds will be shared. This presentation will be offered in Sessions 3 and 5 of the conference.
These are just two of the Cloverbud related sessions that will be offered during the day. To learn about additional presentations, visit the Ohio 4-H Conference webpage. There you will find the registration booklet, as well as the registration form. The cost of the conference is $40.00 which includes lunch. Registration and payment is due to your local Extension Office by February 10. Check with your local Extension Office to see if financial support is available for 4-H volunteers who attend.
We look forward to seeing you at the Ohio 4-H Conference on March 11. Plan to attend and enhance your skills as a 4-H volunteer and learn ways that you can work ‘To Make the Best Better”. Come and join the fun!