Cloverbud Engineering Adventure

What is the Cloverbud Engineering Adventure?

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Engineering Adventure (formerly known as Cloverbot Challenge) gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the adventure challenge and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbud projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities, and are recognized during a closing celebration.

This year’s theme is Time Travel! Time travel has been a fascination for people over the years. Movies like Back to the Future or The Terminator have characters who travel through time. H. G. Wells 1895 novel, The Time Machine, made the idea of a time machine
popular. The main characters in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure spend the movie learning about historical figures for a history report. Time travel has allowed characters in books and movies to interact with interesting people and events of the past or dream about the future. Exploring time travel is a great way for your Cloverbuds to connect with the past or imagine the future.

This year there are five locations to showcase your adventure. Find the showcase location closest to you!

  • June 14 at 6:30pm, Greene County Extension Office, Xenia
  • June 22 at 6:30pm, Washington County Junior Fair Building, Marietta
  • June 24 at 10:30am, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus
  • June 27 at 6:30pm. Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Building, Middleburg Heights
  • June 29, 5:00pm, Perry County Fairgrounds, New Lexington

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2023 Cloverbud Engineering Adventure and begin your adventure today!