Cloverbud Baking

The basics of baking for our younger Cloverbuds. Across 3 meetings, we will cover different techniques as well as kitchen safety. We will concentrate on one type of baking per session (pies, cakes and cookies).

AGES: 5-9, maximum 4 kids

DATES: Sundays, 1:30-4:30 pm

  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 15

LOCATION: Project Leader’s House in Berkeley

PROJECT FEE: approximately $45

Out and About with Cloverbuds

We’ll be doing some fun activities geared especially for our younger members.  Possible activities / field trips may include:  stable visit at Briones Regional Park, visits to other East Bay Regional Parks, learn about bees at West Oakland Farm Park, volunteer at rabbit rescue, learn about solar energy and make a pizza box oven.

AGES: 5-8, min 4 kids, max 8 kids

DATES: (times TBD)

  • November 2
  • November 17
  • February 1
  • March 15
  • April 26

LOCATION:  Various


Origami for All ! (because you’re never too young or too fold for origami)


In this project we will learn how to fold several shapes and we will discover some interesting origami facts together, for example, did you know that NASA spacecraft are designed using origami principles?  We will culminate with a group project to be determined- a crane mobile to hang in the senior center? Jumping frogs for kids at Children’s Hospital to play with?  We will decide together.

AGES:  All ages, min 5 kids, max 12 kids


  • Saturday, Sept 21, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept 28, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • One other date TBD

LOCATION:  Temescal Branch, Oakland Public Library


Guerrilla Art & Random Acts of Kindness


Create art in public places that will surprise and delight!  We will make (and/or perform?!) fun, clever, removable art that we’ll install in spots for people to find in their every day life.  Googly eyes on fire hydrants, fairies hidden in flower pots, inspirational notes in trees – we’ll come up with ideas to inspire and put smiles on faces.

AGES: 8-18, min 4 kids, max 8 kids


  • Saturday, October 5, 10:00-12:00
  • Saturday, October 19, 10:00-12:00
  • Saturday, November 9, 10:00-12:00

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s House in Emeryville


Water: the Magic Molecule

There is a molecule that can break apart atomic bonds, sticks to itself, covers 70% of the Earth, is both an acid and a base, can pass through seemingly solid surfaces, and keeps us alive.  This molecule is water!  Join this project if you want to learn more about how such a simple substance can achieve all these incredible feats.  We’ll talk about the vital role water plays in everyday life and explore chemistry concepts like polarity, pH, and osmosis.  There will be plenty of experimenting (with explosions and weirdly-colored liquid) and a citizen science field trip to contribute to the community by taking local water data.  We will even break water apart and put it back together again!

AGES: 3rd-7th grade, min 6 kids, max 8 kids


  • Saturday, October 26, 3:00-4:30
  • Saturday,November 2, 3:00-4:30
  • Saturday, November 16, 3:00-4:30
  • Saturday,November 23, 3:00-4:30
  • Saturday, December 7, 2:00-5:00

LOCATION:  EBI, plus field trip

PROJECT FEE:  $25-30

Be a Change-Maker


Want to do some good in the world – and have fun at the same time?  In this project we will identify some problems that need addressing in our communities, and come up with some simple and effective ways to help while combining the action with a treat.  This project will meet 3 – 4 times over the course of the school year – for the first meeting we will assemble backpacks with toiletries for homeless, have pizza and brainstorm about what our next Change-maker gathering could be.  Sample ideas include: a beach cleanup followed by badminton and sand castles!  Help paint a mural!  An art party to make cards for hospital patients followed by make your own ice cream sundaes.  The sky is the limit, and kids will steer the decision making (with adult guidance) as to what we do.

Be part of this project to help out our community and spark some joy at the same time!

AGES: 9+, min 3 kids, max 10 kids


  • Saturday, October 12, 12:00-3:30
  • Saturday, November 23, 12:30-3:30
  • Saturday, January 18, 12:00-3:30
  • 4th meeting depending on ideas / interest

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s House in Oakland for October 12th meeting, other locations TBD


The Ins and Outs of Chickens

Examine your relationship with food by learning about the poultry industry.  What do terms like “cage-free”, “organic”, “free-range” and “certified humane” really mean?  In this project, we will consider the ethical issues associated with eating meat, visit a local butcher to learn about where they source their meat and how they butcher it, learn to slaughter our own chicken in a “humane” manner, and share the cooked chicken and other food as a group.

AGES: 9+, min 6 kids, max 8 kids


  • Nov date TBD:  Learning day
  • December date TBD:  Butcher day
  • January 11, 2020:  Slaughter day
  • January 12, 2020:  Potluck day

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s House in Berkeley, plus field trip(s)


Introduction to Weaving

New students will get their chance at a variety of looms such as an Inkle Loom, tapestry loom and 4 shaft looms. Continuing students will have the option to choose which loom they wish to use and create a project of their choice.

AGES: 10+, min 3 kids, max 6 kids

DATES:  Sundays, 1:00-3:00

  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s House in Berkeley


Digital Photography

The Digital Photography project will meet for six monthly sessions on weekend afternoons at various locations in the 10-15 minute vicinity of EBI. (We could also meet at EBI and go on field trips by foot or car).  Each photographer should have access to a digital camera or camera phone for each session, and a way to organize and store photos.  We’ll learn about the equipment, then move on to working with light, composition and various skill building projects.

AGES: 11-18, min 4 kids, max 10 kids


  • Sunday, November 3, 2:30-5:00
  • Saturday, January 25, 2:30-5:00
  • Sunday, February 9, 2:30-5:00
  • Sunday, March 1, 2:30-5:00
  • Saturday, March 21, 2:30-5:00
  • Saturday, April 4, 2:30-5:00

LOCATION:  Various

PROJECT FEE:  estimated $30