In this project, each member will be creating their own electronic game from scratch! To start, we’ll go over the basics of how circuits work and learn how to communicate to a miniature computer called a microcontroller via Arduino, an open-source platform. Beginners can use buttons and lights to create a rock-paper-scissors or tic-tac-toe game, while more advanced members can tackle more challenging components or skills. Everyone will learn about the design process and how to use resources such as peers and documentation to solve problems.
Laptop required, Mac or PC (not Chromebook). Please let us know if this is an issue.
Learn the basics of tooling and stamping leather. Have fun with a craft where hammering to create beauty is required. We will be carpooling with project participants (leaders can drive) to the Tandy Leather store in Fremont to be taught the skills by experts in the craft.
AGES: 9+, 3-6 kids, but flexible if additional parent drivers are available
DATES: Saturdays, 12:00-3:00
March 9, April 14, May 4
LOCATION: Tandy Leather, Fremont and Project Leader’s House
The first aid project is a fun, interactive project that introduces participants to the basic skills needed to apply first aid wherever and whenever needed with competence and confidence. Learn how to recognize an emergency, how to stop bleeding, treat sprains, strains and fractures, the steps to take to help someone with a head injury or allergic reaction and much more! We will learn what to do, practice how to do it and you will finish the project with your own personal first aid kit to take home.
Ever wanted to understand the basics of silk screen printing? Did you know that screen printing is is all around you? Bring your own art and designs to life and get to experience what it’s like to work in a real silk screen studio. Students will learn the basics of silk screen printing and create their own printed finished t-shirt, cards and/or flyers.
AGES: 10+, max 5 kids
March 16, 23 (9:30-11:30 at Project Leader’s House)
March 30 (visit to a studio, time TBD)
LOCATION: Project Leader’s House and a Printing Studio (TBD)
This is a continuation of the Fall Plant Potions project, but new members are encouraged to join! At each class, we will be learning about a Spring plant, creating several remedies and ending with tea. We will focus on chickweed, violet and lemonbalm during our 3 sessions.
Come create a shadow puppet production, from start to finish! We will be making the puppets, constructing the puppet theater, writing the script and filming the production for entry into this year’s Alameda County Film Fest in April. The theme is Animals, so bring your creative spirit and get ready to have fun!
AGES: All ages welcome, members under 10 years old will make puppets, ages 10+ will focus on construction, writing and filming
Would you like to go on a treasure hunt? Join the geocaching project! Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt where you use GPS coordinates to find hidden containers around your neighborhood. We’ll search for geocaches while exploring cool locations in our community, and at the end of the project, we’ll hide a cache of our own for other geocachers to find.
AGES: All, max 6 kids
DATES: Saturdays, November 3, 10, 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
In this project, we will learn all about rabbits! This includes different breeds, raising rabbits and rabbit care and showing rabbits. The project will meet first in Emeryville, and then include a field trip to Ruth’s Rabbits (the project leader’s rabbitry) as well as a trip to a rabbit show, either in Dixon in early January or Turlock in late February.
This project is run by a leader from Tassajara 4-H.
AGES: All, max 10 kids
DATES AND LOCATIONS:
Wednesday, November 7, 4:15-6:30, at EBI with visiting rabbits
Rabbit Show Field Trip: Sat, January 5 in Dixon, time TBD
Ruth’s Rabbits (San Ramon) Field Trip: Fri, January 25, 3:30-6:45
Rabbit Show Field Trip (if you missed the one in Dixon): Sat or Sun February 23 or 24, Turlock, time TBD
PROJECT FEE: $10 for snacks (covered by club)
NOTE: We will need parent drivers for this project.
Intended for younger members in our 4-H community, in this baking class we will focus on the building blocks of baking and kitchen safety. We will make cookies, cakes and even some sweets that don’t need to bake at all! Think of this as a very fun science class where you get to eat your experiments!
AGES: 5-9 years old, max 4 kids
DATES: Sundays, October 7, November 4, December 9, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This is a two-day project with two field trips (3 hours each with snack). The first field trip will be to an art gallery in Berkeley where we will meet with an artist who photographs flower pods. Each pod is designed in such a smart way so that it can keep seeds protected and, when the time comes, can spill seeds out for its future offspring for next year. We will collect our own pods on the walk through the neighborhood and produce our own close-up photographs of flower pods. The second trip will be to the UCB Botanical Gardens and we will learn about how carnivorous plants are designed in order to attract and catch their food (flies, small insects, and curious children).
We will continue to learn about the power of plants! We will experiment with creating plant medicines, teas and balms to heal wounds, soothe tummies, moisturize lips and all kinds of fun stuff! No previous experience necessary.
AGES: 10+, max 8 kids
DATES: 3 of these possible Saturdays, October 6, December 1, 8, 15, time TBD
Ever wanted to understand the basics of making fabric? Did you know that looms were the forerunners of computers? Learn to weave. Students will learn the basics of weaving on a tapestry and multi-shaft loom and have fun making their own piece of cloth.
AGES: 10+, max 6 kids
DATES: Sundays, October 7, 28, November 11, 1:30-3:30
Make gifts for the holidays! Join us as we have fun making various crafts, which may include woodsy fort/fairy houses, small stuffed animals, painted glassware and wood items, soaps and other toiletries and more.
AGES: 10+, max 8 kids
DATES: Thursdays, November 15, 29, December 6, 13, 3:45-5:30
Participants will learn about website publishing, and the technology behind the Emeryville 4-H website. Throughout the year, each participant will write articles about their 4-H projects and events, and work with project leaders to publish their articles on the Emeryville 4-H website. Participants will learn about the technology that makes the website work, including high-level internet concepts and basic HTML.
AGES: 6th grade and up, max 6 kids
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plus Check-In’s at monthly club meeting
PROJECT FEE: $10 (covered by club)
NOTE: Participant must have access to a laptop or Chromebook.
Come join fearless backpacking/hiking leaders in learning about how to plan for an outdoor mountain adventure. Then take your knowledge out with the 4-H group on a ~4 hour East Bay Regional Park excursion.
Mandatory Planning Meeting: Monday, April 9, 5:00-6:30pm at EBI
April 29: ~4 hour hike at Huckleberry Botanical Regional Preserve, 8:30am meet at EBI
Ages: 3rd – 9th grade, maximum 10 kids
Project Fee: $10 (covers snacks, lunch and transportation)
NOTE: 3-5 adults will be supervising the hike. All adults will transport kids from EBI to trailhead and back after the hike. All participants supply own backpack, water bottle and sports shoes.
Cooking at the Senior Center: In this project, students will have the opportunity to pick and create their own savory and sweet meal concoctions with recipes that they choose. Leading this will be professional cooking instructor and nutritionist Maria Acosta. Let’s get cooking!
Wednesdays, Feb 28, March 21, 28, April 25, May 2, 3:45-5:15
Ages: 8+, maximum 8 kids
Location: Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem Street
Project Fee: $25 (includes snack and recipe ingredients)
Get acquainted with leathercraft! Learn how to cut cut a pattern into a piece of leather, use stamps to shade and decorate the leather, condition your leather and even add color. We’ll start with simple projects like coasters, but kids who enjoy it can move on to more complex projects.
Saturday, Jan 27: Field trip to Tandy Leather Store in Union City * — 12:15-3:30
Saturday, Feb 10: Field trip to Tandy Leather Store in Union City * — 12:15-3:30
Saturday, Mar 10: Finishing projects and learning about leather and leatherwork around the world at Project Leader’s house in Berkeley
Ages: 9+, max 5 kids
Project Fee: $10 or less. Students will have the option to purchase their own additional materials or tools, but at student/parent choice.
* We will be driving in one or two cars on Jan 27 and Feb 10 from a single location in Berkeley/Emeryville/Oakland. Planning to leave about 12:15pm, return to North Bay around 3:30p.