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.

Ohio 4-H Science Saturdays

4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Join us on January 11 for Can You Dig it? Our friends from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be here will fossils and gemstones, you create a volcano and dig into paleontology. It all happens at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find the details and register at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.

2019 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our Cloverbud 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu.

Licking County has two kits that may be borrowed for this event on a first come, first served basis. Please make sure you are registered for the event and plan to participate if you ask to borrow a kit. Please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu if you wish to borrow a kit.

2019 Overnight Camps with Ohio 4-H

Two overnight camps are happening this summer at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. 4-H Camp Tech is from June 5-7 for youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8. You’ll explore all things tech-y from programming with Google to virtual reality to robotics and more! Details at http://go.osu.edu/CampTech.

You can also learn about life in another culture and learn about making a difference at 4-H Global AgriCULTURE Camp, from June 10-14. Youth entering grades 8, 9 and 10 will spend three days at OSU discovering how agriculture can impact global food issues, then travel to Howell, Michigan for an overnight experience at the Heifer Global Village. Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/GACamp.

2019 Buckeye Vet Camp

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer residential camp for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. This is a five day residential camp that gives participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession. The program takes place in a university environment and includes both social and educational activities.

During Buckeye Vet Prep Camp attendees will:

  • Work side by side with current veterinary students as counselors and explore the world of veterinary medicine.
  • Take a behind the scenes tour of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Learn about the diverse career options in veterinary medicine.
  • Participate in mock classes,  labs and community service activities

All students will be considered, but priority will be given to students who are considered traditionally underrepresented in veterinary medicine, which can include males and individuals from socioeconomic and or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. We accept both in state and out of state students.

The cost to attend the camp is $600 and includes food and lodging. There are a limited number of scholarships available through a separate application.

For more information and to register, please visit vet.osu.edu/VetCamp. Registrations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 26, 2019.

4-H Camp Tech

Join Ohio 4-H for 4-H Camp Tech and geek-out with three days of STEM activities! Robotics, engineering design, Spheros, programming and more. Campers stay overnight in OSU campus dorms, with activiteis at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. For youth entering grades 6,7 and 8 in fall 2018.

4-H Camp Tech runs June 13-15, 2018. Information and registration materials can be found at: https://ohio4h.org/events/camp-tech-0