Every year during 4-H University, some students choose not to compete but rather to attend educational sessions called Clover College. This year there were nine Clover College Sessions. Students in the “OMG- I Can’t Believe You Did That!” track discovered good manners and proper etiquette for today’s world.
Aquaculture Clover College was new to 4-H U, but it made a big splash. The Aquaculture Clover College program was a chance for the youth to learn about the aquaculture by taking a tour of a research station and receiving hands-on experiences with aspects of aquaculture.
Beyond Maps and Apps: In Demand GIS/GPS Skills was new to the Clover College program, and it went well for the participants because they all enjoyed the different aspects of this Clover College. This Clover College gave the youth a chance learn about the skills of using GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), which could lead to new career options.
Have you ever watched CSI or any other detective show? Students who attended the Forensics Clover College at the 2011 4-H University had the opportunity to experience it.
Forensics: The First 48 Hours is a popular Clover College program that gives the participants a glance of aspects of a crime scene investigation. Many of the participants also said they would pursue a career in law enforcement and forensics, which this track encourages them to do. We appreciation all the hard work from Jaye Guerin and the West Baton Rouge Forensics Center staff with this Clover College program.
Do you know what a forester does? If you do not know, then you can probably ask a 4-H’er who participated in the Forestry 101 Clover College. 4-H’ers gained hands-on experience with using ropes and zip lines for maneuvering up and around trees. In addition, 4-H’ers learned about tree health and learned to identify tree species.
Have you got what it takes to make it in a show choir/band/production? Youth participated in mini auditions and got hands-on coaching as they learned choreography, vocals and production skills for a show opener!
By identifying individual strengths, determining motivational factors and discovering one’s greater mission, youth began to explore and define their purpose in a meaningful and authentic way.
So you want to go to law school. What does it take to get there? Once there, what does it take to stay? And then what – what career opportunities are available? In this Clover College session, youth explored various law-related career paths and participated in fun activities to learn more about the realities of being a law school student.
Jefferson Parish 4-H agents Alexis Navarro and Karen Walker, along with Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) partners Alice Glenn and Wendy Waren, described and presented several Louisiana commodities (beef, seafood, rice, fruit, vegetables and dairy), including the nutritional value of these commodities, the economic impact of these commodities to the state and historical stories that have significance to these commodities.
Lights, Camera, Action! is quite popular at Clover College. This program gives the participants hands-on experience with video production and editing. A huge thank you goes to Randy LaBauve for making this program so rewarding and interesting for the youth.
Students in the Lights, Camera, Action! -- Speak Out for Military Kids track learned about video production and editing, found out more about military life and culture, and learned about the challenge military kids face every day.
The 4-H’ers in the LYFE: Living Your Financial Experience Clover College learned the value of money management through a computer-based, simulated, hands-on financial activity that included designing a financial plan, managing income and credit, saving to achieve financial goals and protecting assets.
The 4-H’ers in Make Your Health Rock! homed in on their healthy critical-thinking skills and decision-making skills in this Clover College session. They learned about stress management and goal setting to help them resist risky behaviors.
During their experiences, participants developed a concept from sketching to design to making an article of clothing. They gained hands-on learning experiences about textiles and clothing design.
The 4-H'ers in the Project Runway Clover College track put their creativity skills to work. The 4-H'ers gained hands-on experience and learned about textile and clothing design. For some 4-H'ers, it was their first time learning how to sew.
The 4-H’ers who participated in the 4-H U Robotics Clover College encountered challenges similar to those faced by scientists and engineers. With the help of the LSU Robotics Department, 4-H’ers worked in teams to build SumoBots. Then, they put them to the test in a SumoBot competition.
Participates in this Clover College had the chance to be one with nature with hands-on experiences that made this program more interesting. This Clover College program gave the youth the chance to explore the worlds of forestry and wildlife. Those who participated in the program gained knowledge that they would use to help others in their community. Thank you to the School of Renewable Natural Resources for being so helpful and for all of the hard work they did for this Clover College program.
This presentation introduced students to strategies and techniques for using information appropriately and harnessing social media as powerful self-development tools.
Every year during 4-H University, some students choose not to compete but rather attend educational sessions called Clover College. This year there were nine Clover College Sessions. Students who wanted to learn more about furthering their education after high school participated in the What’s Next? Your Future After High School Clover College during the 2011 4-H University.
Every year during 4-H University, some students choose not to compete but rather to attend educational sessions called Clover College. This year there were nine Clover College sessions. Students who wanted to learn about the behind-the-scenes working of LSU athletics participated in "The World of Sports" Clover College.
The 4-H Mall made youth the most successful entrepreneurs south of the Mason-Dixon Line. They taught youth about their own business strengths, how to capitalize on them and how to develop their own entrepreneurial venture from product development to product launch.