2021 Cloverbot Challenge

It’s time for the 2021 4-H Cloverbot Challenge! All clubs with Cloverbuds are encouraged to participate!

This year we’re going to space and the challenge happens on Mars! Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual via Zoom on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All teams must register by June 30 and new teams can order a kit to help them get started at a reduced rate thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

Find all the details here and blast-off for your Cloverbot Challenge!

Cloverbuds in the Kitchen

There is a great new article in the Cloverbud Connection about getting your Cloverbuds to help you in the kitchen. Enjoy a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies and discuss the importance of proper nutrition with MyPlate. You can read the entire article here.

4-H Cloverbot Challenge Goes Virtual!

With the new restrictions on programming in June, the Ohio 4-H program has shifted gears and will now be offering the Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge for all Cloverbuds to participate individually instead of as a team/club – no registration required. Individual Cloverbuds can construct their models with LEGO’s or whatever kind of interlocking blocks they have available. Then they can send a picture for display in a virtual gallery on the state 4-H website. A certificate will also be emailed to each participant. The deadline is June 13, 2020. All the details can be found at the website: https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

2020 Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The Ohio 4-H 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 Challenge issue and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Cloverbuds, team advisors and families come to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in the spring, for the Challenge event. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities and are recognized at a closing celebration.

It’s time to register for the 2020 Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge and this year Cloverbuds will be On the Move! Teams will explore transportation and how people and goods get where they are going. The challenge happens on June 13 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau Center. Find registration details and information about ordering kits here. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their support of this program.

REMINDER: 2020 Camp Counselor Applications Due!

Applications for Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselors are due on Friday, December 13, 2019. Applications must be dropped off to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday or if mailed are postmarked by Friday. The application is the same for both Summer and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselors. Please mark the appropriate boxes in the application for the camp(s) in which you are interested in being a counselor. The application does require two reference forms, so please allow time for those to be filled out by your references. Reference forms can be turned in with your application or your references can send them in separately. The application can be found here or you can pick up a copy at the Licking County Extension Office.

2020 4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor Application

The application for summer camp and Cloverbud day camp counselors is now available. Applications are due to the extension office by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30pm. When completing the application, please mark where appropriate whether you wish to apply to be a summer camp counselor (June 13-17, 2020), Cloverbud day camp counselor (June 6, 2020), or both. All applicants must complete and turn in the applications whether they have served as a counselor in the past or are applying for the first time. New applications, or those who are applying to serve in a different role than before (i.e. applicant has served as a Cloverbud day camp counselor but now wishes to serve as a summer camp counselor) must complete an interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 between 5:00 and 8:00pm. It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule his/her interview. Interviews can be scheduled by call in the extension office at 740.670.5315 or the applicant can schedule their interview in-person when they drop off their application.

Before applying, please review the list of counselor responsibilities and training/event dates to ensure that this opportunity fits your expectations and schedule.

The application can be found here.

Cloverbuds in the Kitchen

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board invites Cloverbuds to join them for Cloverbuds in the Kitchen on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00am. Participants will make a snack to enjoy, learn about kitchen safety, make a craft, and play games. Cloverbuds in the Kitchen will be held at the Licking County OSU Extension Office. The cost of the event is $5 per participant. Please RSVP by Monday, July 1st to 740-670-5315 or anderson.1410@osu.edu. More information can be found here.